All About Senior Pet Health

Senior pet health is perhaps the most important phase of veterinary care for pets.There’s something special about an older pet. You’ve probably been together for years, and the bond is deeper than ever. It may be hard to realize that your pet is getting older, but the experience of caring for them as they age can be deeply rewarding and enriching for both of you.

At Schertz Animal Hospital, we take senior pet health very seriously. That’s why we want to outline some important things to consider as you embark on the journey of caring for an aging pet.

The Times They are A-Changin’

Pets age more quickly than humans and are considered “senior” much earlier than you might think. Like older humans, senior pets need extra care and attention to help them live the best possible life. Changes in physical and mental health can pop up out of nowhere, so keeping up with our pet’s changing needs is critical to their well being. Continue…

New Dog Owner Tips from the Experts at Schertz Animal Hospital

The excitement of being a new dog owner can be wonderfulSo, you’ve decided to adopt a dog. Congratulations! You are probably overflowing with excitement as you picture the joy and fun a canine companion will bring to your life. Becoming a dog owner for the first time is an important life decision, and your friends at Schertz Animal Hospital want it to be as wonderful as possible.

Check out our new dog owner tips that will help you and your furry friend adjust to life together.

Getting Ready

One of the most important aspects of dog ownership is the time and energy you spend preparing for your dog’s arrival. Dogs add a significant amount of time, energy expenditure, commitment, frustration, and expense to your life, so it’s important to think things through ahead of time.

Educate yourself on how much you can expect to spend on vet bills, food, and supplies over the life of your pet. Research various breeds, and be honest with yourself about the time and energy you have available for a new pet. Continue…

Pets in Dorms? It’s a Thing!

pets in dormsFor those about to enter the world of higher education, it can be difficult to choose between schools. One would want to consider geographic location, proximity to family and friends, and academic specialties, among others. For some, however, making this decision is easy when considering a campus that not only allows, but welcomes, pets in dorms.

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Keep Calm and Carry On: Treating and Living with Pet Cancer

pet cancerHearing that your pet has cancer is a pet parent’s worst nightmare, and one that becomes increasingly more likely as a pet ages. Pets, especially dogs, get cancer at roughly the same rate as humans, and over half of pets above the age of 10 will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point.

The first question on many pet owners’ minds after finding out their pet has cancer is “What do I do?”. Veterinary medicine has come a long way in recent years, and the options for treating and managing pet cancer have greatly improved, giving many pets a good prognosis.

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