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What Texas Flowers and Plants are Poisonous to My Cat?

Cats are very active and love to explore. Chewing, climbing and hunting are one of the best skills, but it’s difficult to avoid your cat chewing on plants, especially if they are at home or outside your garden. ASPCA listed 417 varieties of plants that are poisonous for cats. It’s shocking to think how our…

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Foxtails and Other Plants That Can Harm Your Pet

As the weather warms, oftentimes the attention of concerned pet owners is on springtime dangers like venomous snakes and disease carrying parasites. But, one hidden danger may come as a surprise, and that is foxtails. What Are Foxtails? Foxtails are a common plant most recognize by their bushy ends that resemble fox tails. While not…

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Fall Allergies & Toxic Plants: Keeping Pets Healthy And Safe This Fall

Everybody loves fall, right? Crisp air, changing leaves, bonfires, and the Cowboys game on TV are just a few of the delights that autumn has to offer. But your pet may feel differently about the change of season. Fall Allergies & Toxic Plants or foliage are two of the biggest challenges your pet may face now…

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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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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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Drumroll, Please! Schertz Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

As another year draws to a close, we want to pause and reflect on what an incredible year it’s been. Each day brought its share of laughter, tears, joy, and lots and lots of learning and growing, and we couldn’t be more thankful! Our pet care blogs are an important part of our ongoing commitment…

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Happy Birthday! How to Throw An Amazing Birthday Party for Your Pet

If you’re like us, you love any chance to celebrate. And what better occasion to acknowledge than the birthday of a beloved pet? Birthday parties are always fun, and once you learn how to throw an amazing birthday party for your pet, you’ll be planning one every year from now on! Schertz Animal Hospital has…

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Hiking Together? Don’t Forget a Pet First Aid Kit

Most dogs love the great outdoors, but sometimes their excitement can get them into trouble. Indeed, the smells, sights, and sounds are simply intoxicating to a dog’s finely-tuned senses, and the consequences of their experiential methods can range from minor to downright disastrous. What would do if your dog got hurt miles away from help?…

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Essential Oils, a Leading Cause of Pet Poisoning Cases

Whether it’s laundry detergent, air freshener, perfume, or cologne, we are exposed to various scents wherever we go. Some people really like it, others are allergic, and the same goes for our furry friends. Most fragrances aren’t toxic to pets, but products containing essential oils have a potent mix of dangerous substances. The public has…

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Made in the Shade: Why Pets Need Shade to Stay Safe

When it’s hotter than an oven out there, we all want to stay indoors and relax in the cool AC. With the intensity of the southwestern sun and our higher than average UV index, skin protection and heat exhaustion are major concerns, including for our pets. Pets need shade, too. With the fur coat they…

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