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National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

November 01, 2022
Dog and Kitten

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and you guessed it -just like humans, pets can get cancer too. In fact, cancer is the leading cause of death in older dogs and cats, so it’s important that we have the best resources available for the prevention and treatment of this disease. Read on as a local vet talks about National Pet Cancer Awareness Month and things you can do to lower your pet’s risk of … Read More »

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Playing Fetch With Your Dog

October 15, 2022
Dog running

Today is a pretty popular day among our canine buddies: it’s National Fetch Day! Fetch would definitely rank at or near the top of the list of our canine companions’ favorite games. It’s a great way for your cute pet to get some exercise in, and just spend some time with his best friend (you). A local Helotes, TX vet offers some tips on playing Fetch in this article. Training Fetch comes pretty naturally to … Read More »

Celebrating Cattober: Homemade Gifts For Fluffy

October 01, 2022
Kitten lying on yarn

Did you know that October 9th is Cattober? If you hadn’t heard of Cattober, well, it’s a pretty big deal for our feline friends. This special day has been chosen as the somewhat-official birthday for any kitty whose exact DOB isn’t known. While you don’t need a special occasion to spoil your cat, this definitely is a purrfect one. A Helotes, TX vet lists some ways to pamper your cat in this article. Cat Tower … Read More »

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How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

July 15, 2022
Dog lying on grass

So you’ve got a dog. And now you’re wondering how to keep your dog cool in the summer. If you’re anything like us, you want your pet to be as comfortable and happy as possible. And who doesn’t want their pet to be happy? There are a lot of things that can affect your dog’s comfort level in the summertime. The temperature, humidity, and wind all have a big impact on how hot (or cold) … Read More »

Social Petworking Month

June 15, 2022
Cat and dog lying down

Did you know that June is Social Petworking Month? One of the best things about the rise of the internet, at least in our opinion, is the endless supply of funny animal videos and cute pet pictures we can find online. As it turns out, social media has also had quite an effect on Fido and Fluffy. A local vet offers some insight on this below.  A Good Cause  You don’t need a special occasion … Read More »

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5 Reasons Zoos And Aquariums Are Important

June 01, 2022
Boy feeding deer

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month! Zoos and aquariums may have their issues, but at the end of the day, they do serve some crucial purposes. A local vet lists some of them below. Protecting Endangered Species One of the most striking success stories here is that of the California Condor. These birds came perilously close to extinction: by 1985, there were only nine left in the wild. A massive recovery effort was launched, … Read More »

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Cat Care 101: Fluffy’s Basic Needs

May 15, 2022
Cat lying down

Cats are extremely popular pets. One reason for that is because they are very easy keepers. In fact, out of all of the animals we’ve domesticated, Fluffy may very well be the most independent. That doesn’t mean your kitty is entirely self-sufficient, though. A local vet lists some of the things your furry pal requires in this article. Food               Proper nutrition is the foundation of any good pet care … Read More »

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Is Fostering Pets Right For You?

May 01, 2022
Pug dog sitting down

May is National Foster Care Month! Many of our furry patients are former fosters, or foster fails. Fostering fills a crucial gap for pets that need growth, healing, training, and/or socialization before they can be put up for adoption. If you’re an animal lover, you may want to consider fostering. This can be a very rewarding and enriching experience! Of course, this isn’t going to be right for everyone. A vet lists some things to … Read More »

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Signs of Arthritis in Cats

March 15, 2022
Black and white cat looking at camera

Just like people, cats can be prone to developing arthritis as they age. This painful condition develops when the tendons and ligaments that cushion and connect Fluffy’s bones get worn out. Over time, they can thin and lose elasticity, causing a lot of pain and discomfort. While arthritis isn’t curable, it can be managed. However, treatments may be more successful if the issue is caught and addressed early. Here are some signs to watch for: … Read More »

Cute Cat Breeds You Probably Never Heard Of

February 15, 2022

Did you know that there are a few organizations dedicated to cat breeds? Interestingly, they differ on how many breeds they recognize.The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) allows 44, while The International Cat Association recognizes 71. They’re all pretty adorable! In this article, a local vet introduces a few you may not be familiar with. Highlander A cross between the Desert Lynx and the Jungle Curl, the Highlander first clawed her way into our hearts back … Read More »

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