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cat noises

Meowing, Chirping, and More: A Guide to Cat Sounds

Cats are cute creatures that love to make sounds to express their emotions, needs, and desires. It is funny and also heartwarming to hear a cat meow, chirp, and purr. Each of these common cat calls and sounds, though, have unique meanings. It is not enough to know the sound that your cat makes. You…

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dog heat exhaustion

What You Need to Know About Dog Heat Exhaustion

Dog heat exhaustion can be deadly, especially if it is not taken care of as quickly as possible. Just like humans, dogs can overheat and pass out. Too much sun and heat suck the moisture from the air, making it harder to breathe. Dogs have ways of cooling themselves down, especially during the hot summer…

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canine noise aversion

Canine Noise Aversion

A majority of dogs suffer from canine noise aversion. This condition is not rare. It can affect puppies, older dogs, and even cats, although the condition does have a different name when related to felines. Certain loud noises and pitches affect dogs by instilling fear and anxiety. If your dog is suddenly fearful of a…

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dog alzheimer's

Can Dogs Get Alzheimer’s Disease?

It can hurt to watch your pet suffer and change. Sadly, dogs can develop Alzheimer’s disease as they age. However, it is not a given. Not all dogs will develop this cognitive condition; in fact, there are many suggested ways to prevent the disease. Before you can go through the preventative techniques, though, it is…

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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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