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cat noises

Meowing, Chirping, and More: A Guide to Cat Sounds

Cats are cute creatures that love to make sounds to express their emotions, needs, and desires. It is funny and also heartwarming to hear a cat meow, chirp, and purr. Each of these common cat calls and sounds, though, have unique meanings. It is not enough to know the sound that your cat makes. You…

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dog heat exhaustion

What You Need to Know About Dog Heat Exhaustion

Dog heat exhaustion can be deadly, especially if it is not taken care of as quickly as possible. Just like humans, dogs can overheat and pass out. Too much sun and heat suck the moisture from the air, making it harder to breathe. Dogs have ways of cooling themselves down, especially during the hot summer…

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canine noise aversion

Canine Noise Aversion

A majority of dogs suffer from canine noise aversion. This condition is not rare. It can affect puppies, older dogs, and even cats, although the condition does have a different name when related to felines. Certain loud noises and pitches affect dogs by instilling fear and anxiety. If your dog is suddenly fearful of a…

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dog alzheimer's

Can Dogs Get Alzheimer’s Disease?

It can hurt to watch your pet suffer and change. Sadly, dogs can develop Alzheimer’s disease as they age. However, it is not a given. Not all dogs will develop this cognitive condition; in fact, there are many suggested ways to prevent the disease. Before you can go through the preventative techniques, though, it is…

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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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Reasons To Use Dog Diapers

If you’ve had kids or have friends who do, you have likely been through a diaper experience. Did you know there are a variety of reasons for pets to wear diapers, too? Believe it or not, there are products made especially for dogs.  At Schertz Animal Hospital, we want all of our pet patients to…

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The Dangers of Leaving Your Dog in the Car

It may seem innocuous enough to leave your pet in the car while you run into the store for a few minutes… You hunt the parking lot for a shady spot and even leave the windows open so the air flows through. But, don’t fool yourself—leaving your dog in the car is never OK.  Every…

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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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Yes, Your Dog’s Feet (Might) Smell Like Fritos – Here’s Why

If you are like us, you love to cuddle and pet your dog. Studies show this helps us bond with our dog and is even good for our health. And, if you get close enough on a regular basis, you might notice a distinct odor emanating from your dog’s feet.  Some owners describe this as…

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Crazy Canines: Hyper Dogs and How to Handle Them

Having a dog is a rewarding experience. Schertz Animal Hospital appreciates how much (wo)man’s best friend does for our soul. There is even scientific research supporting the value of the human-animal bond! As wonderful as they are, dogs can have some frustrating tendencies. Hyper dogs fall into the category of ‘hard-to-love’ at times. That doesn’t…

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