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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 »

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 »

Posted in Cat Care, General

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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9 Ways To Beat Litterbox Odors

October 01, 2019

Cats are very independent, which is one reason they make such great pets. You’ll never have to rush home to walk your feline pal: she’ll use her litterbox to see to her needs. However, your kitty’s personal bathroom can get, well, a bit stinky. Read on as a Helotes, TX veterinarian offers tips on beating litterbox smells. Cleaning First and foremost, be sure to keep your furry buddy’s litterbox nice and clean. We recommend scooping … Read More »

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Acupuncture In Pets

August 15, 2019

Did you know that acupuncture can be very helpful for pets? This ancient practice is becoming more and more common in the veterinary world, and with good reason. It can actually be beneficial for treating a wide variety of medical issues. Here, a Pipe Creek, TX vet discusses acupuncture in pets. Acupuncture Basics As you may know, acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago. The practice is based around the use of thin needles, … Read More »