Schertz Facebook Changes: Making the Most of Our Social Media Outreach

schertz facebookIf you’ve been wondering why you haven’t seen as many posts from Schertz Animal Hospital on your Facebook feed lately, you aren’t alone. Starting January 11th, 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the news feed algorithm to prioritize posts from family and friends over posts made by businesses and news outlets.

According to Zuckerberg, Facebook has “…a responsibility to make sure our services aren’t just fun to use, but also good for people’s well-being.”

At Schertz Animal Hospital, we couldn’t agree more with Mr. Zuckerberg’s sentiments that family and friends should come first! Because we deeply value the relationships we have built with our patients and their families, we want to make sure that we interact with you through social media, and that you continue to benefit from the the Schertz Facebook page.

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A Vicious Virus: Facts About Parvovirus and Protecting Your Pet

parvovirusThe word parvovirus elicits fear in most pet owners – and for good reason. Canine parvovirus is a potentially deadly illness that affects dogs (and cats in rare cases) by targeting the gastrointestinal system. Outbreaks of parvovirus have been identified throughout the country, including here in Texas. As the weather continues to warm up, we’re anticipating an uptick in the number of illnesses caused by highly contagious viruses such as parvo.

Because parvovirus is an illness that can be avoided through vaccination, it’s important for all pet owners to better understand this disease and how to prevent it from affecting our animal companions.

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Dog Grooming at Home: A Little Goes a Long Way

Has your dog been looking a little…shall we say, shaggy, lately? It may be time for some dog grooming at home. Dog grooming at home can be enjoyable for both of you and can go a long way to supporting good health.

Grooming not only reduces shedding, it also keeps you in touch with your pet’s normal body condition. A regular once over allows you to better notice changes in weight, coat, and skin. In turn, you can seek advice and treatment earlier, resulting in better health for your beloved friend.

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Achieving a Super Smile: Do Pet Dental Products Really Work?

pet dentalThe Veterinary Oral Health Council endorses certain pet dental products that have undergone strict protocols for approval. Aimed to reduce the accumulation of plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth, these products can also be instrumental in keeping overall health at its peak. But when you look at the extensive list of chews, rinses, diets, and treats, which pet dental products are right for your pet?

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