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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 »

Hedgehog Care Tips

February 01, 2020

Did you know that February 2nd is Hedgehog Day? These prickly little guys are small, but they are quite cute and can make really fun little pets. However, they do have some unique needs and tastes. A local Helotes, TX vet discusses hedgehog care below. Handle Your Hedgehog Regularly Hedgehogs are typically very gentle, but they do get frightened easily. As you may know, when hedgehogs get scared, they roll themselves up into little balls. … Read More »

Holidays With Horses

December 15, 2019

The holidays are officially upon us. You can find lots of information on holiday gifts and treats for dogs and cats, but what about horses? A local Helotes, TX vet discusses spending the holidays with our equine friends below. Gifts Don’t forget to pick up a few things for Silver! A new blanket would be a good gift. Your hooved pal may also appreciate a soft halter, or maybe a comfy new saddle pad. Other … Read More »

Separation Anxiety In Dogs

December 01, 2019

Does your dog sometimes act up when he’s left alone? Perhaps he chews things, or goes through the trash. This type of behavior is definitely bad petiquette, but it is often rooted in something far more complex than poor manners. In fact, this is often a sign of separation anxiety. A Helotes, TX vet discusses canine separation anxiety below. Signs of Separation Anxiety The signs of separation anxiety vary from pup to pup. Some dogs … Read More »

Keeping a Senior Dog Comfortable

November 01, 2019

Did you know that some dogs become seniors as early as age six? Our canine pals don’t always age at the same pace: big dogs age sooner than small ones. However, regardless of when Fido enters his golden years, he’ll always be the same faithful, adorable pet as always. He may just need some extra TLC! A Helotes, TX vet discusses senior dog care below. Beds Comfy beds are at the top of the list … Read More »

Allergies in Dogs

September 15, 2019

Did you know that dogs can suffer from allergies? Allergies sometimes come on unexpectedly for our canine companions. Your pet can develop allergies at any point in his life, and to a wide variety of things. Read on as a Pipe Creek, TX vet discusses allergies in dogs. Common Allergens Like people, dogs are often allergic to leaves, dust, mold, plants, and/or grasses. Some are allergic to specific materials, such as carpet fibers, while others … Read More »

5 Signs of Dental Issues In Horses

September 01, 2019

Did you know that dental problems are very common in horses? Because our equine friends are grazing animals, their choppers really take a beating. Over time, their teeth can crack, develop sharp points, or wear unevenly. Horses can also be afflicted by issues caused from retained baby teeth, wolf teeth, tartar buildup, ill-fitting bits, and/or infections. These issues can be very painful, and can have a huge effect on your horse’s health and well-being. A … Read More »