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Achieving a Super Smile: Do Pet Dental Products Really Work?

The Veterinary Oral Health Council endorses certain pet dental products that have undergone strict protocols for approval. Aimed to reduce the accumulation of plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth, these products can also be instrumental in keeping overall health at its peak. But when you look at the extensive list of chews, rinses, diets,…

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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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My Aching Belly: Recognizing Tummy Trouble in Pets

A bad stomach ache can trump just about anything your body can throw your way. We know that pets can experience pain and digestive issues, just like people can, but they may not always be able to tell us when things hurt. It is important for pet owners to be adept at recognizing tummy trouble…

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Enjoy! Schertz Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2017

You may have noticed this empowering sentiment on our homepage: “Loving Your Pet and Needing Their Needs”. It is, in essence, a clear mission statement, but it’s not only upheld by the veterinarians and staff at our hospital. To be sure, each individual pet owner lives by the same simple code, and hopefully, it’s a…

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Lion at Heart: Understanding the Domestic Cat

Watching your cat in their natural habitat can be amazing. Even the most pampered housecat will spring into stealthy action when an errant mouse or a dastardly dust bunny comes into sight. That’s because the cats we welcome into our homes aren’t all that different from a lion or other big cat. Domestication does have…

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Smarty Cat: Can You Measure Feline Intelligence?

Cats are known to be fairly savvy at solving problems, but the full extent of feline intelligence remains unknown. Many cats can open doors, use and flush the toilet, hack into automatic feeders, and locate well-concealed toys, but they still don’t get recognition for their smarts the way dogs do. What gives?

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What’s Fun and Free? Our DIY Pet Toys!

While festive, the holiday season can also be expensive! With all the shopping and travel, the bills can certainly add up fast. When it comes to playtime and exercise with your companion, the pet toys you use don’t have to be costly at all – in fact, they can be free! To help keep your…

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Kitty On the Potty: Can We Toilet Train Cats?

We thought the self-cleaning litter box was pretty phenomenal when it hit the market, but now the chatter is more focused on potty-training felines. Yes, you read that right: no longer is it considered impossible to train cats to do anything anymore. And, if we can train cats to do something like crate train or…

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What Makes Cats Anxious: Things  Your Cat Wishes You Knew

Have you ever considered the possibility that your cat is stressed out? Our homes may be peaceful and happy places for our cats most of the time but, like people, cats can become stressed or anxious from time to time. And, like people, how well they handle stress depends upon their inherent dispositions as well…

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Cut The Fat To Avoid Pancreatitis In Pets

Picture this: a couple of hours after the big Thanksgiving meal you are settled comfortably in front of the football game when you notice some odd noises coming from the kitchen. You hurry in to see what’s going on and find your sweet, normally well-behaved dog greedily rummaging through the leftovers you’ve just thrown away.…

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