Texas Tips: Rattlesnake Safety for Pets

Schertz_iStock_000002429053_LargeMost of us who have lived in Texas have encountered a snake or two. While many snakes are absolutely harmless, there are certainly a few that can cause trouble, especially for our curious pets.

It is important for Texans to know a little bit about which slithering surprises to steer clear of and to understand basic rattlesnake safety for pets. Continue…

Home Away From Home: A Valuable Pet Boarding Experience | Schertz Animal Hospital

PetMed_iStock_000000467947_MediumWhether you are leaving home for work or pleasure, knowing what to do with your pet while you’re away can be a valid concern. Sure, your pet may prefer to stay at home in your absence, but he or she can get lonely, even if you have someone coming by for mealtimes and exercise a couple times a day. We truly appreciate pet sitters and dog walkers, but without constant supervision and interaction, you could be leaving your pet’s health and wellbeing in the balance while you are separated. Continue…

The Fun and Responsibility of Pet Adoption

schertz-iStock_000067482987_MediumAdopting a new pet is lots of fun, but it’s also a serious commitment. Consider adoption as a two-way pact between you and your new furry, finny, scaly, or feathered friend – to love, honor, and (hopefully, for at least one of you) obey, ’till death do you part!

Scary? You bet. But the good news is the stronger your commitment going in, the more rewarding the outcome is likely to be for pet adoption. Continue…