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Keeping Flies Out of Your Barn

July 01, 2020

There are many reasons to love Texas’ warm climate. However, for those of us who work in farms or barns, there’s also a downside: flies, all year long. Here, a local Helotes, TX vet offers some advice on keeping these unwanted guests out of your barn. Commercial Products First and foremost, we have the go-to for stable fly control: the humble fly strip. These may not be the most attractive option, but they definitely help. … Read More »

Summer Care for Horses

June 01, 2020

Texas summers are no joke! The heat can be hard on both people and horses. Read on for some great tips on summer horse care from a local Helotes, TX veterinarian. Turnout Schedule Making sure your horse gets enough turnout time is very important. Horses really aren’t made to just stand around in their stalls all day! In summer, put him out in the mornings or evenings if you can. Or, better yet, turn him … Read More »

How to Create a DIY Goat Playground

April 15, 2020

Do you have goats? If so, we probably don’t have to tell you that these guys are both hilarious and, well, a bit rambunctious at times. They’re also highly entertaining! One way to make things more fun for both you and Billy is to build your frisky pals a playground. A local Helotes, TX vet offers a few tips on how to do this below. Cable Spools Those huge cable spools used by utility companies … Read More »

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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 »

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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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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