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Holiday Gifts for Dogs

November 15, 2020

The holiday season is officially here. Many people are choosing gifts for their loved ones. Don’t forget to pick up a few things for your canine companion! A local Helotes, TX vet lists a few ‘pawesome’ holiday gifts for dogs in this article.   Beds A good bed is a wonderful gift for your canine buddy. While a basic bed is fine for any pooch, keep in mind that some pups do have specific preferences here. … Read More »

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6 Reasons to Be Thankful for Pets

November 01, 2020

Thanksgiving is coming up quick! While food may take center stage at many gatherings, it’s also important to remember the reason for the holiday: gratitude. Pets are definitely something to be thankful for. A Helotes, TX vet lists some reasons why in this article.  Love Our animal companions provide us with unconditional love. The importance and benefits of that just cannot be understated! There’s something truly special about the bond people form with their furry … Read More »

Halloween With Dogs

October 15, 2020

Halloween is coming up quick. As stores fill with pumpkin-flavored everything, this is a good time to talk about specific hazards the autumn holiday presents for our furry friends. Here, a Helotes, TX vet offers some tips on spending Halloween with your canine companion.  Costumes We know, Man’s Best Friend makes a pretty adorable dinosaur. He’s also a cute pirate, cheeseburger, or spider. If you want to dress your pet up, be sure to put … Read More »

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Adopting a Shelter Dog: Month 1

October 01, 2020

October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! There’s no bad time to give a lucky pooch a new home. However, due to the coronavirus endemic, this year has offered many people a great opportunity for people to adopt new pets. If you’re adopting a shelter dog, you definitely have our support! Read on for some tips from a Helotes, TX veterinarian on helping your canine buddy settle in.  A Safe Space Make your home safe … 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 »

Keeping Your Dog Hydrated

July 15, 2020

Summer is officially here! The next few months can be lots of fun for our canine patients. However, the heat is definitely a concern for dogs. Your furry friend could get in serious trouble if he overheats! The best way to protect your pup from those scorching temperatures is to keep him properly hydrated. A Helotes, TX vet offers some tips on how to do that in this article. Water The most important thing here … Read More »

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Barbeque Hazards for Dogs

June 15, 2020

Here in Texas, we definitely love our barbeques. Many of our canine patients also enjoy grilling out. Just be sure to keep your pup’s health and safety in mind. Dogs have a knack for getting into trouble. A Helotes, TX vet lists some key concerns below. Food Dogs are very, very enthusiastic about food, and will often snap up anything that falls to the ground. This is a huge concern at barbeques, as so many … Read More »

Protecting Your Dog From Rattlesnakes

May 01, 2020

Here in Texas, we share our picturesque land with a variety of fascinating and beautiful wildlife. We also share the Lone Star State with a few critters that aren’t particularly friendly, such as rattlesnakes. Dogs can get into serious trouble if they encounter a rattlesnake. A Helotes, TX veterinarian offers some tips on protecting your pet from rattlesnakes below. Training First and foremost, make sure that your canine pal obeys basic obedience commands, like Sit, … Read More »

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 »