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The Buzz on Pet Parasite Prevention

Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests are an unavoidable part of life in a coastal climate. With our mild Texas winters and the early arrival of spring, parasite prevention should be on the mind of every pet parent. The Trouble With Parasites After getting bitten by a mosquito or an unwelcome tick, it’s easy to…

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Be Wary of Scary Bugs: Preventing Pet Parasites All Year ‘Round

It’s not the kind of thing that inspires warm, fuzzy thoughts in pet owners, but preventing pet parasites is one of our major concerns. With the hottest days of the year on the rise, parasites like fleas, ticks, and heartworms are just waiting in the wings, ready for the next blood meal. If it makes…

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Parasite Prevention for Pets: Heartworms, Fleas, and Ticks

With the arrival of spring, the threat of heartworm-carrying mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks is on the rise. These parasites are not only uncomfortable for your pet, but can cause very serious health problems that, if left untreated, can ultimately result in the death of your pet. The good news is that most common parasites, including…

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Bumps on the Skin: When to Worry About Your Pet

Just about every pet will experience some sort of lump or bump in their lifetime. Be it a skin infection, warty growth, or a nasty tumor, it is difficult to know when to worry and when to chalk a new bump up to a healing injury or age.  Schertz Animal Hospital knows that bumps on…

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Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?

Dogs have the uncanny ability to continually delight us, inspire us, and make us laugh. Watching a dog chase its own tail is one of the many funny and endearing behaviors, but could these doggy antics actually be a sign of a deeper problem? Animal behavior is fascinating to us at Schertz Animal Hospital, especially…

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Sleeping in a “Pup-Tent” and Camping With Your Pet

Most pet owners will agree with the idea that the best things in life can only be improved when shared with their best furry friends. Camping is just one of those experiences, but it’s not something that comes naturally to everyone. If you’re a seasoned outdoor enthusiast, you’ve probably already gone camping with your pet. …

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Is It Really Possible to Find a Pet-Friendly Rental?

For pet owners that don’t own homes, rental units are the only way to go. With about half of all renters living with pets, there’s at least 30% of all renters that would adopt pets if they were allowed. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult for pet owners to secure a pet-friendly rental, but with…

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How do Ticks Get on Pets?

The tick population in the U.S. has exploded in recent years, causing a drastic increase in cases of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other tick-borne illnesses among people and pets. Sometimes, it seems, that despite our best efforts to keep our pets close, we still wind up pulling ticks off them every spring,…

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A Bundle Of Joy: Your Dog and Your New Baby

For many, there’s nothing more exciting than introducing a new baby to our family, and that includes our beloved pets. Dogs and kids have a long history of lasting relationships, but it’s important to get off to a great start. As with any new change, there are bound to be a few hurdles in the…

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A Canopy of Colors and Danger: Fall Pet Safety You Can Count On

When it comes to owning a pet, there are obvious dangers associated with each season. As we transition from summer into fall, the team at Schertz Animal Hospital wants to shift your attention from heat stroke and sun exposure to upcoming holiday hazards. With this review of fall pet safety, you and your best fur…

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