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Is My Pet Happy?

We all know what it takes to look after a pet: food, fresh water, shelter, basic medical care and, of course, lots of love and attention. For many pet owners, modern life makes it easier than ever to provide these basic necessities for the animals in our lives, giving us much more time to devote…

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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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So, Your Dog Eats Cat Poop?

Do you have a peaceable kingdom made up of dogs and cats in your household? If so, you may not mind the cats sleeping on the dog beds, and the dogs playing with cat toys. All in all, the joys of having a mixed household of dogs and cats is great.  Except for when your…

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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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Is Your Dog Protected From the Rapid Spread of Dog Flu?

There are presently two strains of canine influenza found in Texas: H3N2 and H3N8. First discovered in Florida in 2004, H3N8 previously only affected horses. Originally an avian illness from Asia, it’s unknown how H3N2 initially spread throughout the Chicago area in March 2015. While both strains proliferate rapidly, only the H3N2 variety can also…

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The Reverse Sneeze and Other Wheezes that Honk in the Night

There can certainly be some strange noises that come from your pet. While anything out of the ordinary is likely to raise alarm, some unusual utterances can be quite normal. Others, however, are certainly cause for concern. Thankfully for pet owners, Schertz Animal Hospital is here to help them discern that harmless reverse sneeze from…

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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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The Dreaded Dog Eye Boogers: What to Know

Some of us are a little more obsessed than others about the drainage from our dogs eyes. Those of us who obsessively wipe, pick, and wash the tear stains, crusts, and goo from our pet’s faces know who we are! Dog eye boogers can be no big deal, but sometimes drainage can indicate a real…

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The Truth About Pet Dental Chews: What’s Safe and What Should Be Off-Limits?

When it comes to treating our pets, there are so many options to choose from. If it were up to them, they’d probably try one of every variety at the store. Instead, we have to make the best choices for them. But what if you could find a treat for them that also benefits their…

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The Many Faces of Mental Illness in Pets

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 adults live with a mental illness (44.7 million in 2016). To be sure, many people struggle with some form of mental illness or know someone who has. But do our pets suffer from the same types of conditions? Whether or not mental illness…

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