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Resolutions for Reptile Owners

January 01, 2022
Iguana on tree branch

Happy New Year! This is traditionally a day for people to set goals for themselves for the coming year. Growth and change are always important, no matter how old you are or where you are in life. This is something that is also very relevant to pet owners. In order to keep your animal companion happy and healthy, it’s important for you to understand their needs. Out of all of our patients, reptiles are likely … Read More »

International Animal Rights Day

December 01, 2021

December 10th is International Animal Rights Day. On this day, animal rights advocates from around the world take a stand for the fair treatment and respect that animals deserve. Surprisingly, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights observance also falls on December 10th, which is not a coincidence at all. In 1998, animal activists demanded that the UN General Assembly expand the Declaration to include animals on the premise that all sentient creatures have the right … Read More »

Flying With Fido

Season’s Greetings! This year’s holiday season is shaping up to be much busier than last year’s was. Many people like to bring their dogs with them when traveling …. even on planes. But is that a good idea? A vet discusses flying with Fido below. Think It Over Flying can be quite stressful for dogs. Fido doesn’t really understand the concept of flight, and can get very scared by the noise and vibration. Your canine … Read More »

Spotlight On Fire Dogs

October 15, 2021

Today, October 1st, is National Fire Pup Day. Man’s Best Friend has held many different jobs throughout history. Fido has been a shepherd, guardian, tracker, and guide, to name just a few. However, fire dogs definitely rank up there with the best and bravest of our canine companions. A vet shines the spotlight on fire dogs in this article. The Dalmatian As you probably know, the Dalmatian is the breed most often found in firehouses. … Read More »

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

October 01, 2021

October is National Animal Safety And Protection Month! Of course, this topic is important all year long. Pets don’t always know what is and isn’t safe for them, and they can easily get into trouble. You’ll need to take a few steps to keep your four-legged friend happy, healthy, and, of course, safe. A local vet offers some advice on pet safety in this article. Dogs Fido is both curious and playful, and he has … Read More »

Why You Should Never Feed Your Pet Grapes or Raisins

August 15, 2021

Have you ever considered feeding your dog or cat a grape or its dried counterpart, the raisin? It’s not a good idea. It turns out that grapes and raisins can actually prove toxic to our animal friends. These humble fruits can cause poisoning and even death in the most extreme cases. Read on as your local veterinarian tells you more about grape and raisin poisoning in pets. Why are grapes and raisins poisonous? You might … Read More »

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Spotlight On Assistance Dogs

August 01, 2021

International Assistance Dog Week starts today, August 1st. The 4th is also International Assistance Dog Day. Our canine companions are truly amazing animals! Fido’s devotion, intelligence, and hard work are special gifts, ones that allow him to help people with disabilities or medical challenges live independently. A vet discusses assistance dogs in this article. A Helping Paw Assistance Dog Week started with the intent to honor all of the loving, devoted pups that help their … Read More »

Keeping an Outdoor Cat Healthy

July 15, 2021

Do you let your feline buddy go outdoors? Have you perhaps adopted—or half-adopted—a local kitty? While we always recommend keeping Fluffy inside, we do understand that some of our feline friends enjoy exploring the Great Outdoors. Others may have never become accustomed to indoor life. In this article, a vet offers some advice on keeping an outdoor cat happy, healthy, and purring. Food Like any animal, Fluffy needs good food in order to thrive. Kibble … Read More »

Senior Cat Care

March 01, 2021

Did you know that cats become seniors as early as age nine? As your kitty ages, she’ll benefit from some extra love and attention. A Helotes, TX  veterinarian discusses senior cat care below.  Playtime Fluffy will still have her occasional kitten moments, even as she grows older. Take a few minutes a day to play with your feline friend. This will help keep your cat in shape physically. It’s also good for her mind. Plus, … Read More »

How to Reduce the Risk of Colic in Horses

January 15, 2021

If you’ve spent any time around horses, you likely know that colic is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to caring for them. Colic is a painful gastrointestinal issue in horses, and can be fatal. Colic can be caused by many different things, so there is no way to completely ensure that your horse will never get it. However, there are ways to reduce the risks. A Helotes, TX veterinarian lists some of … Read More »