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Reasons to Play With Your Dog

February 15, 2021

Does your dog sometimes come running up to you, holding his favorite toy? This is a pretty adorable way of asking for your attention. Actually, we always recommend obliging these requests. Playing isn’t just fun for our canine friends; it’s actually great for them! A Helotes, TX vet lists some reasons why below. Exercise One of the most important reasons to play with your four-legged friend regularly is that it’s a great way for him … Read More »

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Make a Resolution for Your Pet’s Health This Year

January 01, 2021

Happy New Year! Are you making resolutions? Why not include your pet? Here, your Helotes, TX veterinarian offers a few suggestions on health-conscious resolutions you can make for your animal friend this year:  See your vet regularly. One of the best things you can do for your beloved companion at every life stage is to have them examined at the vet’s office regularly. When your vet sees your pet on a regular basis, he or … Read More »

Cold Weather Pet Toxins Your Animal Friend Should Avoid

December 15, 2020

Although wintertime doesn’t get as cold here in Texas as it does in other parts of the country, it can still be pretty chilly, especially at night. And with colder weather comes a few common pet hazards to be aware of. Below, your Helotes, TX veterinarian tells you about these dangers and how to keep your pet safe and sound.  Antifreeze You might add antifreeze to your vehicle’s engine to keep it functioning properly during … Read More »

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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