Enjoy! Schertz Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2017

You may have noticed this empowering sentiment on our homepage: “Loving Your Pet and Needing Their Needs”. It is, in essence, a clear mission statement, but it’s not only upheld by the veterinarians and staff at our hospital. To be sure, each individual pet owner lives by the same simple code, and hopefully, it’s a calling made easier through our pet care blog.

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Lion at Heart: Understanding the Domestic Cat

domestic catWatching your cat in their natural habitat can be amazing. Even the most pampered housecat will spring into stealthy action when an errant mouse or a dastardly dust bunny comes into sight. That’s because the cats we welcome into our homes aren’t all that different from a lion or other big cat. Domestication does have some influence, but it’s truly incredible how much our kitty companions have retained from their untamed ancestors. Join Schertz Animal Hospital as we explore the similarities and differences between the domestic cat and its wild relatives.

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Smarty Cat: Can You Measure Feline Intelligence?

feline intelligenceCats are known to be fairly savvy at solving problems, but the full extent of feline intelligence remains unknown. Many cats can open doors, use and flush the toilet, hack into automatic feeders, and locate well-concealed toys, but they still don’t get recognition for their smarts the way dogs do.

What gives?

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A Home for the Holidays: Best Pets for Kids

best pets for kidsAre you thinking of bringing home a pet this holiday season, but you’re not sure if your kids are ready? Sharing a home with kids and pets can be extremely rewarding, fun, and educational – children love taking care of living things. However, there are many factors to consider when bringing a new pet family member into your home.

One important thing to acknowledge is your own feelings about adding a new pet to your household. Although pets can be wonderful for children, it may not be realistic to expect them to care for your new pet 100% of the time. As the adult, you’re also committing to pet care, so be sure you’re ready before bringing a new pet into your home.

Before you dive in any further, let us give you some ideas for the best pets for kids, and we’ll also discuss ways to determine if your kids are ready for pets.

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