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FAQs on Pet Theft Awareness from a Veterinarian

February 01, 2024

Did you know that every February is Pet Theft Awareness Month? Approximately two million dogs are stolen every year in the U.S. That’s a pretty heartbreaking—and staggering—statistic. Even more sobering is the fact that only one out of ten pups is returned to its human owner. While there’s no way to completely guarantee your pet won’t be stolen, there are ways to help reduce the risks. A local Helotes, TX veterinarian offers some insight in … Read More »

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Get To Know The Australian Shepherd

January 01, 2024

Happy New Year! One of our first plans for the year is to honor a very special dog, the Australian Shepherd. January 9th is Aussie Day! A local Pipe Creek, TX vet goes over some basic breed information about the Aussie in this article.   Basics of the Australian Shepherd Breed   Working dogs, such as the Aussie, tend to be strong, loyal, and very smart. Fido is no exception! The pooch belongs to the … Read More »

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Teaching Your Pet To Use Talking Paw Buttons

November 15, 2023

Technology has certainly come a long way in recent years, and our furry friends have not been left behind. One of the most ground-breaking and interesting pet products that’s recently come out is also one of the simplest: the talking paw buttons. These are programmable pads that you can train Fido and Fluffy to step on when they want to communicate certain words. A local vet offers some tips on teaching your pet to use … Read More »

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Do Budgies Need a Buddy? The Truth About Social Birds

November 01, 2023

Do Budgies Need a Buddy? The Truth About Social Birds

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Celebrating Pet Birds

September 15, 2023

September 17th is National Pet Bird Day! Polly may not be as popular as Fido and Fluffy, but she’s certainly won her fair share of devoted fans. Almost 3 percent of American households have birds. That may sound like a small number, but it works out to over 7.5 million. That’s quite a flock! A local vet offers some information on our feathered friends below. Most Popular Birds The parakeet—or Budgie or Budgerigar—wins the birdy … Read More »

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Back To School Pet Safety

August 15, 2023

Believe it or not, summer is already starting to wind down, and school is starting up again. Our furry friends manage to get into mischief at any time of year, and the start of school is no exception. Here are a few safety tips: Keep School Supplies Out Of Paws’ Reach Fido and Fluffy are curious and playful, and may be quite interested in investigating your little ones’ school supplies. Your four-legged pal could get … Read More »

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August 1st Is DOGust Day – The Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs

August 01, 2023
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Every pet owner knows the joy and companionship that dogs bring into our lives. They are loyal, loving, and often considered members of our families. While we may not always know the exact birthday of our shelter dogs, DOGust Day provides an opportunity to celebrate and appreciate these four-legged friends and all they bring to our lives.   Read on as a local vet talks about DoGust Day, how it’s celebrated, and why shelter dog … Read More »

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Is Your Cat Bored?

July 15, 2023

Did you know that July is Anti-Boredom Month? This may not sound like much of a problem for our feline patients. After all, Fluffy does seem to enjoy doing as little as possible. However, believe it or not, your furry buddy can’t spend all of her  time napping. Cats can—and do—get bored, which is just as unpleasant for them as it is for us. A local vet delves into this topic below. Signs Of Boredom … Read More »

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What Should I Feed My Salamander?

July 01, 2023

Salamanders exist in a variety of breeds, each made up of different shapes, sizes, colors, and natural habitats. Just like with humans, a balanced diet and proper nutrition are key to the health and well-being of your pet. And like almost all amphibians, salamanders are carnivores. Knowing what and what not to feed him can help ensure your little buddy has a healthy, long life. In this post, a veterinarian lays out a few salamander … Read More »

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Do Lunch With Your Dog Day

May 15, 2023

Today may be one of Fido’s favorite doggy holidays: it’s Do Lunch With Your Dog Day! Quite a few restaurants and cafes welcome our canine companions … of course, with the caveat that the pups are friendly and well-behaved. A veterinarian offers some tips on taking your furry bff out to eat in this article.    Finding Your Spot    Many places with patios or other outdoor seating welcome dogs in those areas, allowing Fido … Read More »

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