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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 »

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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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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 »