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How Often Should I Be Walking My Dog in Schertz, TX?

It’s no secret that every breed of dog is different and has their own traits, needs, and personality. Even dogs of the same breed can vary widely in their energy levels and need for exercise. Walks are an important part of your dog’s development and wellbeing. You may find yourself walking your dog five times…

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Why is My Dog Sneezing? A Guide to Pet Allergies in the San Antonio Area

Allergy season is right around the corner and while we know how bad our allergies can get during the springtime, your dog might be suffering too! Like humans, many different things can cause allergies in dogs. Unfortunately, you will certainly notice your dog sneezing or excessively itching but some allergies can be harder to identify.…

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Understanding Positive vs. Punishment Reinforcement Training

If you are a dog owner, chances are, you have had to provide at least some training for your dog. This usually begins when they are a puppy, with housebreaking, and goes on to more advanced socialization and basic commands. Dog training is essential for a healthy, happy dog and socialization is required to acclimate…

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An Extra Pound or Two: How to Help Your Cat Lose Weight

Feline obesity is a major concern for veterinarians, but even a little extra weight can negatively impact a cat’s quality of life.  To prevent major health problems, such as high blood pressure, urinary tract problems, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, fatty liver disease, and osteoarthritis, it’s critical to maintain your cat’s weight. With constant demands for…

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Halloween Pet Safety Tips for Dog and Cat Families in Schertz, TX

Whether you’re anxious about Halloween this year or confident that everything is going to go smoothly, it doesn’t hurt to refresh your memory and review some helpful tips from our team. Instead of having to worry about your pet swallowing a handful of hard candies or getting tangled up in twinkle lights, you can be…

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Feared Or Revered? The Complicated History of Black Cats

Cat fanciers recognize the lustrous beauty and implicit intelligence of silky black-coated felines. Without a doubt, their handsomeness precedes them. But they haven’t always been perceived as the elegant creatures many people admire today. The fear, judgement and persecution of black cats lasted for a long time and in some ways persists to this day. …

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Hypoallergenic Dogs and Cats in Schertz, TX: Is it a Myth, or Not?

We’ve all heard the stories of hypoallergenic pets  – dogs or cats who purportedly can live in harmony with pet allergy sufferers due to their lack of shedding/dander. Shying away from pet ownership due to allergies is a reality for so many animal lovers, but are hypoallergenic pets just another marketing ploy aimed at taking…

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Dog Training Tips to Reduce a High Prey Drive

Every dog should know at least a handful of commands like “sit”, “stay”, “down”, and “leave it”. Not only can commands help owners stay in charge of their dogs, but mastering obedience can keep dogs safe.  But what about the safety of local wildlife, such as birds, rabbits, squirrels, and rodents? For dogs with a…

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Cat Behavior: What Your Cat Wishes You Knew

We love our cats. They keep us entertained, challenged, and inspire us with their beauty. They can also be confusing creatures, aloof one minute and affectionate the next. It can take years to understand cat behavior and what your cat is trying to tell you; but once you do, there is no denying that cats…

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Is My Pet Happy?

We all know what it takes to look after a pet: food, fresh water, shelter, basic medical care and, of course, lots of love and attention. For many pet owners, modern life makes it easier than ever to provide these basic necessities for the animals in our lives, giving us much more time to devote…

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