Get Ready for Goodness: Pet-Friendly Treats to Get Excited About

Dog with vegetablesIt’s not exactly easy being a pet during the last few months of the year. From Halloween to New Year’s, it seems we enjoy one holiday after another, but what about our furry loved ones?

Let them in on all the fun with our ideas for super-scrumptious pet-friendly treats. Trust us, your pet will be glad you tried something new – and might just beg you for more!

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Vet Approved People Food for Pets

Kitty in RefrigeratorYou have probably run across those long lists of foods deemed not safe to give your pets. If you are like the vast majority of the animal-loving population, though, you probably can’t resist sliding a little food from the table to your favorite furry friends.

So what foods are okay, and which are an absolute no-no? Keep reading to learn some options for people food for pets that have received a stamp of approval here at Schertz Animal Hospital.
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A Look at Anthrozoology: Why the Bond With Your Pet is Unique

CompanionThe human-animal bond is one steeped in great history. From the cave paintings in Lascaux to Barry the heroic St. Bernard, animals have contributed to cultures and societies worldwide.

Without a doubt, we truly love our pets, and our collective curiosity for their feelings can help us better connect with our own sense of humanity. Keep reading to learn more about the bond with your pet and how to strengthen it even more.   Continue…

Fluid Overload:  Congestive Heart Failure in Pets

Lazy DogWhile cardiovascular disease in people often comes in the form of heart attacks and strokes, pets tend to suffer from another version. Most heart conditions that we see in pets result in congestive heart failure, the accumulation of fluid in the lungs and abdomen. Congestive heart failure in pets is a serious problem. Pet owners who can recognize that their pet is in trouble sooner stand a better chance in helping their four-legged friends win against heart trouble. Continue…