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Leaving Your Dog Home Alone: A Practical Guide

Many of us would take our dogs with us wherever we go… And it’s relatively easy to do in our fair city. But there are some instances where we can’t take our best fur pals along, as work, social gatherings, and certain restaurants may not allow pets.  Leaving your dog home alone doesn’t make you…

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Think Twice About Leaving Dogs in Parked Cars

You’re driving in the car with your dog and realize you need to pick up a loaf of bread on your way home. Obviously you can’t bring your dog into the store, and you really don’t want to have to make another trip.  “It’s not too hot out…” you reason.  “I’ll park in the shade.”…

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The Dangers of Leaving Your Dog in the Car

It may seem innocuous enough to leave your pet in the car while you run into the store for a few minutes… You hunt the parking lot for a shady spot and even leave the windows open so the air flows through. But, don’t fool yourself—leaving your dog in the car is never OK.  Every…

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Sleeping in a “Pup-Tent” and Camping With Your Pet

Most pet owners will agree with the idea that the best things in life can only be improved when shared with their best furry friends. Camping is just one of those experiences, but it’s not something that comes naturally to everyone. If you’re a seasoned outdoor enthusiast, you’ve probably already gone camping with your pet. …

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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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The Truth About Pet Dental Chews: What’s Safe and What Should Be Off-Limits?

When it comes to treating our pets, there are so many options to choose from. If it were up to them, they’d probably try one of every variety at the store. Instead, we have to make the best choices for them. But what if you could find a treat for them that also benefits their…

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How Pest Control Can Pester Your Pet: Spring Pest Control

Spring has almost sprung – and this is one time when many pet owners lavish lots of TLC on their gardens and lawns. Rodenticides, herbicides and mulch are on our minds, as are the pests that buzz and crawl about. But are the pesticides that exterminators and landscapers use really safe for our pets?  …

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A Canopy of Colors and Danger: Fall Pet Safety You Can Count On

When it comes to owning a pet, there are obvious dangers associated with each season. As we transition from summer into fall, the team at Schertz Animal Hospital wants to shift your attention from heat stroke and sun exposure to upcoming holiday hazards. With this review of fall pet safety, you and your best fur…

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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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What Can You Expect After Spaying or Neutering Your Dog?

There are numerous benefits to spaying and neutering animals. While reducing unwanted litters, controlling the pet population, and minimizing health risks definitely top the list, many owners are equally concerned with behavior. Will your dog’s behavior change after spaying or neutering them? This is a common concern, but the good news is that any change…

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