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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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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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Tick Awareness: Preventing Lyme Disease in Pets

Lyme disease has been in the news in recent years, and for good reason. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is the most commonly transmitted vector-borne illness in the United States. The disease affects both humans and animals, and if left untreated, can result in a multitude of…

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People and Their Pets Go Green Together

We’ve heard about electric rechargeable cars, solar panels, and tiny houses that reduce carbon footprints, but is there more we could be doing to help our planet? As pet owners, it’s an important question to consider. If we can make simple changes to our perspectives and lifestyles in order to benefit Earth, can pets go…

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Give Your Cat a Window to the World with a Catio!

There’s no denying that indoor cats live safer, longer lives than their outdoor counterparts. Indoor cats enjoy protection from temperature extremes, infectious agents, predatory wildlife, traffic, and other dangers. Although our kitties are better off indoors, anyone who has witnessed a cat stare longingly out the window, or make a mad dash for the front…

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Out and About: The Top Ten Places You Can Take Your Dog

It used to be fairly common to see a “no dogs allowed” sign posted at the entrance of most businesses. Fortunately, the pendulum is swinging the other way and now supports the full-blown cultural shift that not only allows dogs, but welcomes them. Lucky canines can now accompany owners in cafes, restaurants, hotels, retail shops,…

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