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What Cat Tails Are Trying to Say

Whether we realize it or not, we convey a great many things simply by how we stand, walk, the position of our arms, and other subtle body language indicators.  The same is true in the animal kingdom, and humankind has learned a great deal via research on species-specific body language. When it comes to cats,…

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Are There Truly Safe Pet Toys On the Market?

Pets need to be mentally stimulated throughout the day, and sometimes they make the oddest choices to burn off steam. Without the right toys to keep them busy, furniture, draperies, and shoes are among the most common victims of gnawing jaws and scratching paws, but we’ve heard that wallpaper and pillows are easy targets, too.…

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We’re All Ears: Do Pets Like Music?

Do you play the radio for your dog while you’re at work during the day? Are you convinced that your cat prefers jazz over heavy metal? Maybe you’re at the other end of the spectrum, and you simply listen to whatever music you like without considering whether or not your pet has an opinion. It’s…

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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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Where You Shouldn’t Take Your Dog Swimming (and Safe Alternatives)

What could be better than a water-loving dog? Never short on enthusiasm, these pups will take to the water anytime, anyplace. Sprinklers, creeks, pools, and puddles are among their favorite spots to scamper and splash, but just because water makes them happy doesn’t mean it’s always safe. There could be hidden dangers floating on or…

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The Reverse Sneeze and Other Wheezes that Honk in the Night

There can certainly be some strange noises that come from your pet. While anything out of the ordinary is likely to raise alarm, some unusual utterances can be quite normal. Others, however, are certainly cause for concern. Thankfully for pet owners, Schertz Animal Hospital is here to help them discern that harmless reverse sneeze from…

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Tea Cup Vs. Giant Dog Breeds: The Right Choice May Go Beyond Personal Preferences

For many dog owners and lovers, all dogs are created equal. They are all adorable, wonderful, and deserving of loving, forever homes. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of canine adoptions happen sort of haphazardly. Prospective dog owners may be talked into adoption by well-meaning family members or friends. But without extensive research or consideration, certain dog…

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Size Matters: The Truth About Pet Food Portions

While sticking to healthy pet food portions may sound easy, it can be more difficult than some owners anticipate. Many pets beg for food, and lots of people give in as a way to show their furry best friend affection. For others, it may seem really boring to feed their pet the same food at…

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The Dreaded Dog Eye Boogers: What to Know

Some of us are a little more obsessed than others about the drainage from our dogs eyes. Those of us who obsessively wipe, pick, and wash the tear stains, crusts, and goo from our pet’s faces know who we are! Dog eye boogers can be no big deal, but sometimes drainage can indicate a real…

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How do Ticks Get on Pets?

The tick population in the U.S. has exploded in recent years, causing a drastic increase in cases of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other tick-borne illnesses among people and pets. Sometimes, it seems, that despite our best efforts to keep our pets close, we still wind up pulling ticks off them every spring,…

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