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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 »

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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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 »