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Heartworm Awareness Month

April 01, 2020

April is Heartworm Awareness Month. We know, heartworms aren’t a very pleasant topic. However, they are extremely dangerous to our furry friends, and can even be deadly. A local Helotes, TX vet discusses heartworms in this article. Basics Heartworms are definitely aptly named. These worms are transmitted in as larvae, but rapidly grow to their adult size, which can be up to 12 inches. At this point, they take up residence in dogs’ hearts, lungs, … Read More »

Important Information on COVID-19 and Pipe Creek Animal Hospital

March 27, 2020
Dog waiting in car

We wanted to take the time to update all our wonderful clients about some important changes here at Pipe Creek Animal Hospital. Effective immediately we are moving to Curbside Concierge appointments ONLY. Temporarily our lobby will be closed to clients and guests.  We want to protect both the health of our staff and our clients as best as possible while still being available to guide you with your pet care needs. Our policies will be … Read More »

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Keeping Your Pet Safe From Ticks

March 15, 2020

Texas is an amazing state. However, there are a few downsides to living in the Lone Star State … such as the fact that ticks and fleas are nuisances all year long. Ticks are becoming extremely problematic, as their numbers have grown exponentially in recent years. A Helotes, TX vet offers tips on keeping your pet safe from these parasites below. Parasite Control First and foremost, you’ll need to keep up with your pet’s parasite … Read More »

If Pets Had Thumbs Day

March 01, 2020

There’s a pretty fun pet holiday coming up. If Pets Had Thumbs Day is March 3rd! What do you think your pet would do if they suddenly grew opposable thumbs? We suspect that many of our furry patients would wreak some havoc. A Helotes, TX vet makes a few petucated guesses in this article. Raid The Fridge One of the first things your pets would probably do would be to raid the fridge. Dogs would … Read More »

Walk Your Dog Day

February 15, 2020

Walk your dog day is coming up February 22nd! Of course, for many people, every day is Walk Your Dog Day. However, this is a great time to go over some safety tips for walking your canine pal … and offer a few hacks! Here, a Helotes, TX vet discusses walking your dog. Training Make sure your canine companion knows basic commands, like Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay Down. If he ever jerks the … Read More »

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Hedgehog Care Tips

February 01, 2020

Did you know that February 2nd is Hedgehog Day? These prickly little guys are small, but they are quite cute and can make really fun little pets. However, they do have some unique needs and tastes. A local Helotes, TX vet discusses hedgehog care below. Handle Your Hedgehog Regularly Hedgehogs are typically very gentle, but they do get frightened easily. As you may know, when hedgehogs get scared, they roll themselves up into little balls. … Read More »

Things Your Cat Wants To Know Right Meow

January 15, 2020

Answer your Cat’s Questions Day is coming up January 22nd! Our feline friends are known for being curious. (They’re also known for being adorable, opinionated, and quirky, but that’s beside the point.) If your pet could voice her most pressing questions, what do you think that she would really want to know about? A Helotes, TX vet lists some ‘pawsibilities’ in this article. What’s In That? Cats are very curious, and love to stick their … Read More »

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Resolution for Puppies

January 01, 2020

Happy New Year! Are you starting out 2020 with a puppy in your household? If so, your new pet has a very big year in front of him. Your puppy has a lot to learn, and a lot of growing to do. In this article, a Helotes, TX vet lists some of the things on your furry friend’s agenda for the new year. Be A Good Boy One of the many wonderful things about dogs … Read More »

Holidays With Horses

December 15, 2019

The holidays are officially upon us. You can find lots of information on holiday gifts and treats for dogs and cats, but what about horses? A local Helotes, TX vet discusses spending the holidays with our equine friends below. Gifts Don’t forget to pick up a few things for Silver! A new blanket would be a good gift. Your hooved pal may also appreciate a soft halter, or maybe a comfy new saddle pad. Other … Read More »

Separation Anxiety In Dogs

December 01, 2019

Does your dog sometimes act up when he’s left alone? Perhaps he chews things, or goes through the trash. This type of behavior is definitely bad petiquette, but it is often rooted in something far more complex than poor manners. In fact, this is often a sign of separation anxiety. A Helotes, TX vet discusses canine separation anxiety below. Signs of Separation Anxiety The signs of separation anxiety vary from pup to pup. Some dogs … Read More »