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Hypoallergenic Pets: Is it a Myth, or Not?

We’ve all heard the stories of hypoallergenic pets  – dogs or cats who purportedly can live in harmony with pet allergy sufferers due to their lack of shedding/dander. Shying away from pet ownership due to allergies is a reality for so many animal lovers, but are hypoallergenic pets just another marketing ploy aimed at taking…

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Is It Really Possible to Find a Pet-Friendly Rental?

For pet owners that don’t own homes, rental units are the only way to go. With about half of all renters living with pets, there’s at least 30% of all renters that would adopt pets if they were allowed. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult for pet owners to secure a pet-friendly rental, but with…

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Tea Cup Vs. Giant Dog Breeds: The Right Choice May Go Beyond Personal Preferences

For many dog owners and lovers, all dogs are created equal. They are all adorable, wonderful, and deserving of loving, forever homes. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of canine adoptions happen sort of haphazardly. Prospective dog owners may be talked into adoption by well-meaning family members or friends. But without extensive research or consideration, certain dog…

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Owning a Cat is Fun, But Is It Actually Good for Your Health?

From their adorably, fluffy, whiskered faces to their cute little pink paws, cats are among the most beloved animals on earth. Need further proof? Over 2 million cat videos have been posted on YouTube since 2006, resulting in more than 24 billion views worldwide. The numbers tell us that people love the silly, zany natures…

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Happy Birthday! How to Throw An Amazing Birthday Party for Your Pet

If you’re like us, you love any chance to celebrate. And what better occasion to acknowledge than the birthday of a beloved pet? Birthday parties are always fun, and once you learn how to throw an amazing birthday party for your pet, you’ll be planning one every year from now on! Schertz Animal Hospital has…

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A Bundle Of Joy: Your Dog and Your New Baby

For many, there’s nothing more exciting than introducing a new baby to our family, and that includes our beloved pets. Dogs and kids have a long history of lasting relationships, but it’s important to get off to a great start. As with any new change, there are bound to be a few hurdles in the…

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Is Cat Health Related to Cat Happiness? Absolutely!

For people, the link between health and happiness is sacrosanct. That is, in order to be truly happy, we have to be healthy – and vice versa. The same is absolutely true for cats. Indeed, for them to be at their healthiest, attention to emotional wellbeing is critical. Likewise, to be considered “happy,” they need…

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Fostering Pets Can Be The Best Thing Ever

Have you ever considered fostering a pet? Perhaps you’ve already been down this road, or maybe you’ve never heard of such a thing. Fostering a pet is very rewarding for the foster family, the pet, and the shelter or rescue organization. Schertz Animal Hospital has lots of reasons why this endeavor could warm your heart…

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Want to Adopt a Cat? The Reality After the Choice

Most cat owners can recall the minute they first laid eyes on their cat. Yes, when a connection between human and feline is initially formed, it’s sort of a game changer. Life, as you knew it, was altered by a cute, playful fluffball. Sometimes, a person sees enough funny cat videos online to seal their…

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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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