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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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Funny Bones and Bow-HAHA! Do Pets Have a Sense of Humor?

When was the last time you heard your pet LOL? Probably never, but you may have had moments when your cat or dog did something goofy and almost seemed to smile. This begs the question: do pets have a sense of humor? The team at Schertz Animal Hospital set out for answers, and here’s what…

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First Mate: Our Guide to Fishing with Your Dog

Spending some quality hours on the lake with man’s best friend and a fishing pole sounds wonderful to many of us! But not every dog is cut out for this lazy lifestyle. Knowing how to be sure that your dog is safe while casting your pole is important. Schertz Animal Hospital has some tips to…

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New Dog Owner Tips from the Experts at Schertz Animal Hospital

So, you’ve decided to adopt a dog. Congratulations! You are probably overflowing with excitement as you picture the joy and fun a canine companion will bring to your life. Becoming a dog owner for the first time is an important life decision, and your friends at Schertz Animal Hospital want it to be as wonderful…

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An Embarrassing Truth: Why Do Dogs Sniff Crotches?

You bring your new love interest home to meet your dog, only to be mortified when your dog immediately plants his nose in between your new friend’s legs. Or, your dog-averse in-laws are seated at the dinner table when Fido decides to take a quick whiff from below. Although most of us consider a dog…

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A Friend to All: Therapy Dogs 101

Dogs have lived and worked alongside humans for more than 14,000 years, protecting us, assisting us in hunting and acquiring food, and providing us with joy and companionship. Although life for the modern canine is significantly more comfortable than it was for their ancestors, having a “job” to do can still be a major benefit…

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A Vicious Virus: Facts About Parvovirus and Protecting Your Pet

The word parvovirus elicits fear in most pet owners – and for good reason. Canine parvovirus is a potentially deadly illness that affects dogs (and cats in rare cases) by targeting the gastrointestinal system. Outbreaks of parvovirus have been identified throughout the country, including here in Texas. As the weather continues to warm up, we’re…

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Dogs and Wolves:  More Different Than They are Alike?

It is arguably one of modern pet marketing’s most reliable angle:  put a picture of a wolf on about anything designed for the canine species and it is a hit. But how much does your Pomeranian really have in common with Canis lupus? Join Schertz Animal Hospital as we explore the differences and similarities between…

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5 Fun And Easy Dog Tricks For Dogs Of All Ages

Having a dog is wonderful, but having one that can do dog tricks is even better! Assuming your dog already knows the basic obedience commands (sit, stay, come), adding a few fun extras to his or her repertoire should be a snap. So, grab some delicious dog treats, and let’s get to work!

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Beyond Beauty: All About Breed Specific Grooming

Keeping your dog clean and groomed is one of the most basic pet care responsibilities. Besides helping your pet look and feel their best, regular grooming provides you with the opportunity to give your dog a once-over, checking for lumps, bumps, ticks, matted fur, and other abnormalities. Because each dog breed is a combination of…

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