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Size Matters: The Truth About Pet Food Portions

While sticking to healthy pet food portions may sound easy, it can be more difficult than some owners anticipate. Many pets beg for food, and lots of people give in as a way to show their furry best friend affection. For others, it may seem really boring to feed their pet the same food at…

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Meatless Meat Eaters: Is it Healthy for Dogs to Go Vegan?

Food is a touchy subject for many people, and decisions about what to eat can be deeply personal. The choice to go vegan is no exception. The popularity of this diet has skyrocketed in recent years, with various celebrities, scientists, and food experts promoting it as the ideal option. Proponents of veganism generally cite a…

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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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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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Expect the Unexpected with These Fun Outdoor Pet Activities

Summer is the season for fun, but sometimes, we forget that the best opportunities are right outside our back door. Sure, your pet may enjoy cruising around with you to other places, but there are many ways to find joy (not to mention entertainment and exercise) without ever leaving home. If you’ve been wondering what…

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Shoes, Sweat, and Dog Running Safety

Every dog owner knows that dogs need and enjoy a daily walk, but what about kicking it up a notch? Running is one of the most popular sports in the world, and can provide numerous health benefits for both people and pets. The dog running safety tips from your friends at Schertz Animal Hospital will…

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What’s in a Name? Understanding Pet Food Labels

Trends in food and diet will never end, even among pet foods. From expensive grain-free products to organic labels, it can be quite difficult to understand what your pet needs and why. And don’t even try reading the ingredients list! That’s a lot of cryptic stuff, right? However, there is method to the madness of…

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Nama-sit, Nama-stay: All About Yoga with Pets

If you haven’t heard about cat yoga, dog yoga (also known as doga), or even goat yoga, you may have been living under a rock lately. Yoga with pets is emerging as a fun way to connect with animals and, in some cases, as an outlet for adoption. With the passion that both animal lovers…

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Chow Time: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Pet Food Bowls

As a pet owner, finding durable and useful products for your dog is top priority. When it comes to buying something as important as pet food bowls, it makes sense to do your research ahead of time. Spending on pet products is at an all time high, $66.75 billion in 2016, up $10.7 billion from…

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Is Your Pet a Picky Eater? What to Do When Your Pet Won’t Eat

One thing we can count on from pets, especially from our canine companions, is a healthy appetite. In fact, with more than half of all household cats and dogs overweight, overeating can be a pressing problem. However, when a pet won’t eat or suddenly begins to lose weight, this can be a major red flag…

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