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The Dangers of Leaving Your Dog in the Car

It may seem innocuous enough to leave your pet in the car while you run into the store for a few minutes… You hunt the parking lot for a shady spot and even leave the windows open so the air flows through. But, don’t fool yourself—leaving your dog in the car is never OK.  Every…

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Sleeping in a “Pup-Tent” and Camping With Your Pet

Most pet owners will agree with the idea that the best things in life can only be improved when shared with their best furry friends. Camping is just one of those experiences, but it’s not something that comes naturally to everyone. If you’re a seasoned outdoor enthusiast, you’ve probably already gone camping with your pet. …

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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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Taking Flight: New Airline Rules for Pets

If you’ve traveled with your pets – whether by plane or by car, you know how important it is to be prepared and to travel safely. We routinely provide health certificates and counsel our clients on airplane and car travel for pets. But recently, a series of pet deaths while flying has prompted United Airlines…

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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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Homeopathic Pet Remedies: Too Good or Too Good to Be True?

People are more aware than ever before of their medical options, and pet care is not excluded from this. Owners are continually seeking out different opinions and options for their pet’s care. Many have turned to homeopathy in their quest for new solutions for their pet’s problems. Homeopathy is not a new thing. It was…

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Memorable Pet Travel Destinations

Your intrepid pet may be ready to cross state borders again, but where should you go this time around? There are so many incredible pet travel destinations across our country, it can almost be an accomplishment to simply decide where to make all those sweet, relaxing, and playful memories. To make it easier for you…

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Home Away From Home: A Valuable Pet Boarding Experience | Schertz Animal Hospital

Whether you are leaving home for work or pleasure, knowing what to do with your pet while you’re away can be a valid concern. Sure, your pet may prefer to stay at home in your absence, but he or she can get lonely, even if you have someone coming by for mealtimes and exercise a…

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Hit The Road: Pet Travel Tips

Spring break and summer vacations are right around the corner and, while many dogs enjoy car rides, some pets may be apprehensive about road trips or airplane travel. Bringing your best pal along can have joyful results (so many new smells!), but there are numerous important – and mandatory – pre-requisites to safe, positive pet…

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Crate Training Cats? Absolutely.

Your fabulous feline may have some pretty strong opinions about the travel crate you (attempt) to use when traveling, moving, or coming to see us for his or her wellness exam; but, with some gentle coaxing, his or her negative feelings can be changed. While crate training cats may seem like an awkward or futile…

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