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Making the Call: When is it Time to See a Veterinary Specialist?

At Schertz Animal Hospital, we value the relationships that develop with our clients enjoy watching your furry families grow and change. These longstanding relationships make interactions more comfortable and, we hope, instill trust in our recommendations and care. Because of this partnership in your pet’s care, it can be difficult when it comes time for…

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I Found an Abandoned Animal…Now What?

Most people will find an abandoned animal at some point in their lives. The odds increase when you spend a lot of time outside, either on the trail or strolling the neighborhoods (perhaps with your own pet). While our hearts are often in the right place, encountering an abandoned animal can be dangerous for everyone…

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A Primer on Poop: Pet Fecal Testing

While you might dutifully bring in a specimen each time we remind you that your pet is due for his or her stool check, chances are you don’t know how important that little stinky sample truly is. Schertz Animal Hospital thinks that pet fecal testing is an integral part of a good wellness care program.…

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When Good Ears Go Bad: Common Pet Ear Problems

Pet ear problems come in all shapes and forms. Whether they be stinky, itchy, swollen, painful, red, or all of the above, learn all about ear issues and how you and Schertz Animal Hospital can work together as a team to stop pet ear problems in their tracks. Common Pet Ear Problems There is a…

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Get Ready for Goodness: Pet-Friendly Treats to Get Excited About

It’s not exactly easy being a pet during the last few months of the year. From Halloween to New Year’s, it seems we enjoy one holiday after another, but what about our furry loved ones? Let them in on all the fun with our ideas for super-scrumptious pet-friendly treats. Trust us, your pet will be…

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Vet Approved People Food for Pets

You have probably run across those long lists of foods deemed not safe to give your pets. If you are like the vast majority of the animal-loving population, though, you probably can’t resist sliding a little food from the table to your favorite furry friends. So what foods are okay, and which are an absolute…

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Fluid Overload:  Congestive Heart Failure in Pets

While cardiovascular disease in people often comes in the form of heart attacks and strokes, pets tend to suffer from another version. Most heart conditions that we see in pets result in congestive heart failure, the accumulation of fluid in the lungs and abdomen. Congestive heart failure in pets is a serious problem. Pet owners…

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Beyond the Bored Pet: The Case for Environmental Enrichment

Just like us, animals require activities that keep them mentally and physically active. Though we often treat them like little humans, our pets are still driven by behaviors that are instinctual and important to their well-being. When we notice a bored pet, this often means he or she is experiencing a deprivation of some kind.…

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The Problem with Pee: Urinary Tract Infections in Pets

The symptoms may sound familiar: accidents in the house, posturing to urinate frequently, and asking to go out more than normal. Urinary tract infection in pets happen, but it isn’t always as simple as us prescribing an antibiotic. Read on to learn why it’s important for us at Schertz Animal Hospital to see your pet…

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When Good Livers Go Bad: Pet Liver Problems

As far as internal organs go, the liver is generally underrated. It is not an organ that we tend to talk about very much, but is extremely important to your pet’s overall health. The liver helps to detoxify the body, stores vitamins and minerals, regulate blood sugar, ensures proper blood clotting, and produces several very…

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