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Feared Or Revered? The Complicated History of Black Cats

Cat fanciers recognize the lustrous beauty and implicit intelligence of silky black-coated felines. Without a doubt, their handsomeness precedes them. But they haven’t always been perceived as the elegant creatures many people admire today. The fear, judgement and persecution of black cats lasted for a long time and in some ways persists to this day. …

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How Pest Control Can Pester Your Pet: Spring Pest Control

Spring has almost sprung – and this is one time when many pet owners lavish lots of TLC on their gardens and lawns. Rodenticides, herbicides and mulch are on our minds, as are the pests that buzz and crawl about. But are the pesticides that exterminators and landscapers use really safe for our pets?  …

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Protecting Your Dog’s Paws: Winter Paw Care

Even though we don’t get much snow in Texas, winter can still be brutal on a dog’s paws. Exposed to the elements, paws are at risk for drying, cracking, trauma, and picking up toxic chemicals from the ground. Luckily, there are some tips and products that can ease these problems for paws. Schertz Animal Hospital…

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A Canopy of Colors and Danger: Fall Pet Safety You Can Count On

When it comes to owning a pet, there are obvious dangers associated with each season. As we transition from summer into fall, the team at Schertz Animal Hospital wants to shift your attention from heat stroke and sun exposure to upcoming holiday hazards. With this review of fall pet safety, you and your best fur…

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Our Favorite Fall Activities for Pets

Although temps are still warm, autumn is an amazing time here in Texas Hill Country. The spirit of fall is in the air, and it seems as though just about everyone is out and about (and holding a pumpkin spiced latte!). If you’re looking for ways to take advantage of the season with your pet,…

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Expect the Unexpected with These Fun Outdoor Pet Activities

Summer is the season for fun, but sometimes, we forget that the best opportunities are right outside our back door. Sure, your pet may enjoy cruising around with you to other places, but there are many ways to find joy (not to mention entertainment and exercise) without ever leaving home. If you’ve been wondering what…

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Made in the Shade: Why Pets Need Shade to Stay Safe

When it’s hotter than an oven out there, we all want to stay indoors and relax in the cool AC. With the intensity of the southwestern sun and our higher than average UV index, skin protection and heat exhaustion are major concerns, including for our pets. Pets need shade, too. With the fur coat they…

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Do Pets Sweat?

Although most of us are familiar with that unpleasant sweaty feeling during the summer, many people probably don’t consider whether pets sweat. With all that fur, how would we even know if they do? And what would be the purpose? The Schertz team tackles this very sweaty subject to help you understand how your cat…

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Summertime Paw Care and Safety

Despite how much we rely on them, feet are often taken for granted. The same can be true of your pet’s paws – they’re sensitive and subject to a lot of rough surfaces and rowdy activity. When most owners consider sun and heat safety, it often centers on dehydration, sunburn, and heatstroke. While these conditions…

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Keep Your Pet Hydrated During the Dog Days of Summer

The enduring summer heat can take its toll on all of our fur friends, particularly senior pets. With high temps and unrelenting UV rays, summer pet safety relies on keeping your pet hydrated and out of the midday heat. Understanding how much water your pet needs each day is another important aspect to ensure hydration…

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