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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 »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Making Friends With a Hedgehog

February 01, 2021

Are you considering adopting a hedgehog? These prickly little guys make adorable pets! However, they can be quite timid. It’s important for you to help your pet feel safe and secure. How does one do that? A Helotes, TX vet lists a few options below. Knowing The Signs As you may know, Hedgie tends to roll himself into a little ball when he’s scared. Hedgehogs may also scratch out of nervousness, and may twitch their … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, General

How to Reduce the Risk of Colic in Horses

January 15, 2021

If you’ve spent any time around horses, you likely know that colic is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to caring for them. Colic is a painful gastrointestinal issue in horses, and can be fatal. Colic can be caused by many different things, so there is no way to completely ensure that your horse will never get it. However, there are ways to reduce the risks. A Helotes, TX veterinarian lists some of … 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 »

Posted in Dog Care, General

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 »

Posted in Dog Care, General

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 »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Keeping Your Horse’s Teeth Healthy

September 15, 2020

Did you know that dental issues can lead to some very serious trouble in horses? Not only are toothaches very painful for equines, they can also cause problems with nutrition and digestion. This can cause or contribute to some dangerous medical issues, such as colic. Here, a Helotes, TX vet discusses keeping your horse’s teeth healthy. Regular Exams Dental checkups are just as important for horses as they are for people. Have your horse’s choppers … Read More »

And Meow, A Word About Barn Cats

September 01, 2020

Do you have a farm, barn, or stable? If so, you may very well have a few kitties mixed in among your other animals. Barn cats are actually very helpful. However, just like any other animal, they do need proper care. A Helotes, TX vet discusses barn cats in this article. Benefits of Barn Cats Barn cats spend a lot of time lounging around in the sun and being adorable. However, most of them don’t … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

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 »