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Owning a Cat is Fun, But Is It Actually Good for Your Health?

From their adorably, fluffy, whiskered faces to their cute little pink paws, cats are among the most beloved animals on earth. Need further proof? Over 2 million cat videos have been posted on YouTube since 2006, resulting in more than 24 billion views worldwide. The numbers tell us that people love the silly, zany natures…

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Better Than Before: Pet Inspired New Year’s Resolutions

If you’re like us, your pets inspire you every day. Their unconditional love, boundless happiness, and ability to nap just about anywhere are all heartwarming parts of their character. And with the new year rolling in, it makes us wonder: are there resolutions we could make that are inspired by our pets? The team at…

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Drumroll, Please! Schertz Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

As another year draws to a close, we want to pause and reflect on what an incredible year it’s been. Each day brought its share of laughter, tears, joy, and lots and lots of learning and growing, and we couldn’t be more thankful! Our pet care blogs are an important part of our ongoing commitment…

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To Tree or Not to Tree: Cats Versus Christmas Trees

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for your cat to tear apart any holiday decorations you put up, that is. If you have cats, this comes as no surprise. The internet is full of “hilarious” videos of cats versus the Christmas tree, but your cat’s natural affinity for the biggest cat toy in…

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Holiday Gifts for Cat Lovers to Buy Right Meow!

Do you know someone who just loves cats? They might giggle over funny cat videos on replay for the thousandth time or beguile others with pictures of their favorite breed. They likely wear certain clothing with a decidedly feline motif, dress up at Halloween like Totoro or Felix, and fall asleep to the sound of…

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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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The 9-1-1 on Xylitol Dangers for Pets

Many of us know that chocolate is toxic to pets, especially to our dogs. But there is a relatively new ingredient in many products that you might not even know about. This sugar substitute, called Xylitol, is extremely toxic to dogs. Even small amounts can cause hypoglycemia, seizures, and even death, if not treated aggressively…

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Meatless Meat Eaters: Is it Healthy for Dogs to Go Vegan?

Food is a touchy subject for many people, and decisions about what to eat can be deeply personal. The choice to go vegan is no exception. The popularity of this diet has skyrocketed in recent years, with various celebrities, scientists, and food experts promoting it as the ideal option. Proponents of veganism generally cite a…

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Happy Birthday! How to Throw An Amazing Birthday Party for Your Pet

If you’re like us, you love any chance to celebrate. And what better occasion to acknowledge than the birthday of a beloved pet? Birthday parties are always fun, and once you learn how to throw an amazing birthday party for your pet, you’ll be planning one every year from now on! Schertz Animal Hospital has…

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A Bundle Of Joy: Your Dog and Your New Baby

For many, there’s nothing more exciting than introducing a new baby to our family, and that includes our beloved pets. Dogs and kids have a long history of lasting relationships, but it’s important to get off to a great start. As with any new change, there are bound to be a few hurdles in the…

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