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Reasons To Use Dog Diapers

If you’ve had kids or have friends who do, you have likely been through a diaper experience. Did you know there are a variety of reasons for pets to wear diapers, too? Believe it or not, there are products made especially for dogs.  At Schertz Animal Hospital, we want all of our pet patients to…

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Bumps on the Skin: When to Worry About Your Pet

Just about every pet will experience some sort of lump or bump in their lifetime. Be it a skin infection, warty growth, or a nasty tumor, it is difficult to know when to worry and when to chalk a new bump up to a healing injury or age.  Schertz Animal Hospital knows that bumps on…

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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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All About Senior Pet Health

There’s something special about an older pet. You’ve probably been together for years, and the bond is deeper than ever. It may be hard to realize that your pet is getting older, but the experience of caring for them as they age can be deeply rewarding and enriching for both of you. At Schertz Animal…

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Listening to Your Heart: Adopting a Pet with Special Needs

Welcoming an adopted pet into your home can present a host of challenges under even the most straightforward circumstances. When you pick a four-legged friend, though, who has a complex history, things can be even more difficult. Adopting a pet with special needs can be extremely rewarding nevertheless. Should you choose this path, Schertz Animal…

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Is the Door Ajar? Pet Arthritis and Cold Weather Care

The famous song Big Yellow Taxi is about taking things for granted and missing them when they’re gone. The idea “you don’t know what you have ‘til it’s gone” could actually be applied to one of our favorite things: cartilage. Indeed, we often don’t think about how our joints work until the day they don’t.…

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The Golden Years: Caring for Senior Pets

Mark Twain said “heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in”. Our pets have spent their entire lives living for us, their benefactors. If we really stopped to think, it becomes apparent that they are our benefactors and most of the caring comes from…

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Older. Better. Safer. Supporting Your Senior Pet This Summer

As your pet ages, it’s natural to want to make the most of – and enjoy – your remaining time together. For you, that could mean continuing the tradition of escaping together on a summer getaway or simply getting into the great wide open, but your senior pet may be showing that he or she…

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How Pet Laser Therapy Can Alleviate Pain and Speed Up Recovery

New advancements in post-operative recovery, pain management, and treatment options for age-related conditions have enhanced traditional treatment options and encouraged faster healing. Cold laser therapy is one such technology that has had incredible benefits where we once relied on scalpel surgery and medication alone. While laser therapy may sound a little “sci-fi”, many pet owners…

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Summer Tips for Senior Pets

Did you realize that most pets are considered seniors after the age of seven? While your older pet probably has a lot of life left in him or her, chances are good that your four-legged has some special needs that should be addressed; even if you don’t realize it. Though it is hard to admit…

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