When do Hairballs Turn From Normal to Worrisome?

hairballsThere are “holidays” for almost everything these days. From “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” (September 19) to “Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day” (February 3), there’s an endless variety of things to celebrate.

The last Friday in April is just one of those days: National Hairball Awareness Day. You’d think with a country-wide drive to raise awareness about this issue, hairballs must be pretty normal, right? Without a doubt, hairballs come with the territory of owning a furry feline, but they can also signal something more serious.


What Can You Expect After Spaying or Neutering Your Dog?

after spaying or neuteringThere are numerous benefits to spaying and neutering animals. While reducing unwanted litters, controlling the pet population, and minimizing health risks definitely top the list, many owners are equally concerned with behavior. Will your dog’s behavior change after spaying or neutering them? This is a common concern, but the good news is that any change is either very minor or is completely positive.


How do New Pet Owners Figure it Out? Trial, Error, and a Few Tips From Us!

new pet ownersAdjusting to life as a new pet owner can be full of challenges. But at least there’s an adorable, loving, playful pet willing to endure the work with you, making all their little foibles more tolerable.

No two pets or owners are alike. However, every unique pair can benefit from some tried and true methods. Without these tips for new pet owners, a truly successful relationship may be harder won.


Tick Awareness: Preventing Lyme Disease in Pets

ticksLyme disease has been in the news in recent years, and for good reason. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is the most commonly transmitted vector-borne illness in the United States. The disease affects both humans and animals, and if left untreated, can result in a multitude of painful complications.

With spring weather ramping up, now is the time to focus on preventing Lyme disease in pets. At Schertz Animal Hospital, the health of your pet is our top priority. We have the tools you need to keep your furry friends safe!