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And Meow, A Word About Barn Cats

September 01, 2020

Do you have a farm, barn, or stable? If so, you may very well have a few kitties mixed in among your other animals. Barn cats are actually very helpful. However, just like any other animal, they do need proper care. A Helotes, TX vet discusses barn cats in this article. Benefits of Barn Cats Barn cats spend a lot of time lounging around in the sun and being adorable. However, most of them don’t … Read More »

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Acupuncture for Pets

August 15, 2020

Here at Pipe Creek Animal Clinic, we are proud to offer acupuncture. Acupuncture may be new to the world of veterinary medicine, but it’s been around for thousands of years. This ancient practice can be very beneficial for our furry patients! Here, a Helotes, TX vet discusses acupuncture for pets. Basics As you may know, acupuncture is centered on the use of thin needles, which are inserted into the body at specific points. We know, … Read More »

8 Ways To Celebrate International Lazy Day With Your Pet

August 01, 2020

August 10th is an important, but uneventful day for our furry pals: it’s National Lazy Day! Many of our patients would be more than happy to celebrate this one … as long as they didn’t have to do very much! In this article, a Helotes, TX vet lists some things you and your furry friend can do to honor this (somewhat) special occasion. Special Treat You just can’t have a proper lazy day without some … Read More »

Hug Your Cat Day

May 15, 2020

There’s a special kitty holiday coming up? May 30th is International Hug Your Cat Day! This has been a very hard year, and hugging cats has definitely helped a lot of people get through it. Here, a Helotes, TX vet offers some tips on how to properly cuddle cats. Timing Rule #1: never hug a cat that doesn’t want to be held. At best, your feline buddy will struggle to get down. At worst, she … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

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 »

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 »

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 »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

5 Reasons To Be Thankful For Cats

November 15, 2019

Thanksgiving is coming up fast! Many of us are really looking forward to savoring some delicious seasonal dishes with our loved ones. Of course, while food is a big part of many holiday traditions, the true purpose of Thanksgiving is to remember to be appreciative of what we have. One thing that we’re definitely grateful for are our feline friends! Read on as a local Helotes, TX vet lists some of the things we love … Read More »

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Tips for Playing With Your Cat

October 15, 2019

Did you know that playing is very beneficial for cats? Pouncing on toys is of course lots of fun for our feline pals. However, a vigorous play session will not only give your pet a good kitty workout, it’s also great for her mind! Read on for some tips from a local Helotes, TX vet on playing with your cat. Use Toys You Control Your kitty should have a variety of toys, including some that … Read More »

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