So, Your Dog Eats Cat Poop?

Do you have a peaceable kingdom made up of dogs and cats in your household? If so, you may not mind the cats sleeping on the dog beds, and the dogs playing with cat toys. All in all, the joys of having a mixed household of dogs and cats is great. 

Except for when your dog eats cat poop

It’s amazing how much dogs like this, and to what lengths they will go to be able to do so. But if you’re tired of the litter on the lips, the potty breath, and the general “eww” factor, stay tuned. Schertz Animal Hospital shares how to solve the problem of dogs in the litter box.

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Think Twice About Leaving Dogs in Parked Cars

A floofy dog locked inside a car with the windows up

You’re driving in the car with your dog and realize you need to pick up a loaf of bread on your way home. Obviously you can’t bring your dog into the store, and you really don’t want to have to make another trip. 

It’s not too hot out” you reason. 

I’ll park in the shade.

I’ll leave the windows down-ish.

I’ll only be gone for a few minutes.”

Unfortunately for your pup, that quick errand can become a tragedy in as little as a few minutes. The team at Schertz Animal Hospital wants to shed some light on why leaving dogs in parked cars is never a good idea, regardless of the time of year.

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Stop, Drop, and Roll (…Over)? Pet Fire Safety Tips You Can Count On

Old man in fire hat holding dog

While furry family members are responsible for over 1,000 house fires every year, emergencies can happen any time for any number of “reasons.” We cannot always predict when dangerous events or potentially life-threatening disasters will occur, but we can definitely do our best to prevent the worst possible scenarios. Having a plan for pet fire safety is always a good idea, but the summer presents a special opportunity to remind even the most prepared pet owners.

The Eventuality of Fire

By the time midsummer rolls around, wildfires have the potential to threaten people and animals in close proximity to brush, trees, and buildings. The eventuality of fire in and around our communities often leads owners to take extra precautions regarding pet fire safety. 

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The Dangers of Leaving Your Dog in the Car

Small dog in back window of car

It may seem innocuous enough to leave your pet in the car while you run into the store for a few minutes… You hunt the parking lot for a shady spot and even leave the windows open so the air flows through. But, don’t fool yourself—leaving your dog in the car is never OK. 

Every year, hundreds of pets die from heat stroke as a result of being left in a parked car. In fact, being left in cars is the number one reason for heat-related death in dogs. Come along with Schertz Animal Hospital as we explore the dangers of leaving your dog in the car.

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