Tea Cup Vs. Giant Dog Breeds: The Right Choice May Go Beyond Personal Preferences


For many dog owners and lovers, all dogs are created equal. They are all adorable, wonderful, and deserving of loving, forever homes.

Unfortunately, a significant percentage of canine adoptions happen sort of haphazardly. Prospective dog owners may be talked into adoption by well-meaning family members or friends. But without extensive research or consideration, certain dog breeds may not be right for your specific situation.

Whether pint-sized or king-sized, it’s essential to find the right match for you, your family, and your lifestyle.

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The Dreaded Dog Eye Boogers: What to Know

Some of us are a little more obsessed than others about the drainage from our dogs eyes. Those of us who obsessively wipe, pick, and wash the tear stains, crusts, and goo from our pet’s faces know who we are!

Dog eye boogers can be no big deal, but sometimes drainage can indicate a real disaster. Schertz Animal Hospital wants to be sure that you know when to wipe and when to worry.

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The 9-1-1 on Xylitol Dangers for Pets

Many of us know that chocolate is toxic to pets, especially to our dogs. But there is a relatively new ingredient in many products that you might not even know about. This sugar substitute, called Xylitol, is extremely toxic to dogs. Even small amounts can cause hypoglycemia, seizures, and even death, if not treated aggressively and quickly.

Schertz Animal Hospital explores Xylitol dangers, how to recognize the signs of toxicity, and where to find Xylitol in your home.

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Meatless Meat Eaters: Is it Healthy for Dogs to Go Vegan?

It's not healthy for dogs to go vegan. Dogs are omnivores.

Food is a touchy subject for many people, and decisions about what to eat can be deeply personal. The choice to go vegan is no exception. The popularity of this diet has skyrocketed in recent years, with various celebrities, scientists, and food experts promoting it as the ideal option.

Proponents of veganism generally cite a concern over animal welfare and a desire for more vibrant health as the main reasons to choose a plant-based diet. This can lead to a real dilemma when it comes to buying commercial dog food with meat. It’s no surprise that many vegan dog owners are contemplating (or have already made the switch to) meat-free diets for their pets – but is it really safe for dogs to go vegan?

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