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New Dog Owner Tips from the Experts at Schertz Animal Hospital

So, you’ve decided to adopt a dog. Congratulations! You are probably overflowing with excitement as you picture the joy and fun a canine companion will bring to your life. Becoming a dog owner for the first time is an important life decision, and your friends at Schertz Animal Hospital want it to be as wonderful…

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Pets in Dorms? It’s a Thing!

For those about to enter the world of higher education, it can be difficult to choose between schools. One would want to consider geographic location, proximity to family and friends, and academic specialties, among others. For some, however, making this decision is easy when considering a campus that not only allows, but welcomes, pets in…

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Touchy-Feely: Can Pets Sense Emotions in Humans?

As a pet owner, you’ve likely noticed how your pets seem to respond to your moods. Perhaps your dog shares in your excitement of a hike on a warm spring day, or your cat always seems to curl up in your lap for a snuggle when you’re feeling down. It probably comes as no surprise…

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What’s Fun and Free? Our DIY Pet Toys!

While festive, the holiday season can also be expensive! With all the shopping and travel, the bills can certainly add up fast. When it comes to playtime and exercise with your companion, the pet toys you use don’t have to be costly at all – in fact, they can be free! To help keep your…

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Cut The Fat To Avoid Pancreatitis In Pets

Picture this: a couple of hours after the big Thanksgiving meal you are settled comfortably in front of the football game when you notice some odd noises coming from the kitchen. You hurry in to see what’s going on and find your sweet, normally well-behaved dog greedily rummaging through the leftovers you’ve just thrown away.…

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Chow Time: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Pet Food Bowls

As a pet owner, finding durable and useful products for your dog is top priority. When it comes to buying something as important as pet food bowls, it makes sense to do your research ahead of time. Spending on pet products is at an all time high, $66.75 billion in 2016, up $10.7 billion from…

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Doesn’t a Well-Behaved Pet Deserve Some Respect?

The scenario is a common one. You’ve worked hard training and socializing your pet, only to have certain friends or relatives display utter contempt for your well-behaved pet. What gives? Sure, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but how do you reconcile your pet’s good manners with negative feedback from visitors? With our tips and…

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Do Pets Sweat?

Although most of us are familiar with that unpleasant sweaty feeling during the summer, many people probably don’t consider whether pets sweat. With all that fur, how would we even know if they do? And what would be the purpose? The Schertz team tackles this very sweaty subject to help you understand how your cat…

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Protecting Your Dog from Canine Distemper

Canine distemper is an extremely contagious and dangerous viral illness in dogs that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous system. Distemper affects dogs, pet ferrets, and wildlife, such as raccoons, foxes, coyotes, wolves, and more. At-Risk Dogs Puppies under 4 months old and dogs who have not been vaccinated are at risk for contracting canine…

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To Give or Not to Give: Animal Charities That Truly Make a Difference

Charitable giving is at it’s highest – and most generous – in the last few weeks of the year. Sure, the implicit tax benefits are running out for the calendar year, but that’s not the entire story. Most people feel compelled to make a difference with their dollars during the holidays – a time when…

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