Protecting Your Dog’s Paws: Winter Paw Care

Winter paw care can prevent illness in pets.


Even though we don’t get much snow in Texas, winter can still be brutal on a dog’s paws. Exposed to the elements, paws are at risk for drying, cracking, trauma, and picking up toxic chemicals from the ground. Luckily, there are some tips and products that can ease these problems for paws.

Schertz Animal Hospital helps out with some thoughts on winter paw care, and how you can keep your dog’s pads healthy and happy throughout the winter.

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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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The Future of Care: Stem Cell Therapy in Pets

Stem cell therapy for pets can help pet health

Veterinary medicine is growing and evolving all the time. At Schertz Animal Hospital, we’re proud to be on the forefront of the ever changing face of our profession. Stem cell therapy in pets is a newer therapy that’s offering unprecedented options for our patients. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment modality and how it can help your pet.

All About Stem Cells

Despite the science fiction-like images the term “stem cells” might bring to mind, this type of veterinary treatment is actually fairly mainstream. We’ve been using stem cell therapy to treat pets for more than 15 years now, and there isn’t anything too far-fetched involved.

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Is Cat Health Related to Cat Happiness? Absolutely!

Cat health is important for a happy cat. For people, the link between health and happiness is sacrosanct. That is, in order to be truly happy, we have to be healthy – and vice versa. The same is absolutely true for cats. Indeed, for them to be at their healthiest, attention to emotional wellbeing is critical. Likewise, to be considered “happy,” they need to have all the boxes checked in the health department.

Your cat’s health is a top priority at Schertz Animal Hospital. To that end, let’s celebrate Happy Cat Month with a refresher on cat health! Continue…