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The Real Deal About Periodontal Disease in Pets

Your pet may not need to be camera ready all the time, but their “smile” does matter. What starts as a little bad breath and tartar buildup can quickly progress to full blown periodontal disease, if left untreated. Periodontal disease is defined as the progressive inflammation of the supporting structures of the tooth. It happens…

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A Closer Look at Pet Dental Care: How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth at Home

Many pet owners are still surprisingly ill at ease when it comes to pet dental care. Sure, like other new adventures, brushing your pet’s teeth might seem a bit daunting at first. We can assure that with equal measures of patience, practice and determination, you’ll be setting your pet up for a brighter, healthier future.…

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The Whole Story About Dental Cavities in Dogs

At Schertz Animal Hospital, we are passionate about pet dental health. You will hear us preach about periodontal disease, dish about dental diets, and rant about resorptive lesions. In February and March, we are even offering 20% off all dental cleanings (these book fast). We don’t often talk about the main reason many of us…

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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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