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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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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A Bundle Of Joy: Your Dog and Your New Baby

You Dog and Your New Baby will be fine

For many, there’s nothing more exciting than introducing a new baby to our family, and that includes our beloved pets. Dogs and kids have a long history of lasting relationships, but it’s important to get off to a great start. As with any new change, there are bound to be a few hurdles in the beginning, but with our guide to your dog and your new baby, you can be prepared for this adjustment and even help your dog ahead of time to meet this new phase of life head on.

Before the Birth

You may already have a lot on your plate, but as far as your dog is concerned, there are several things to do before you bring your baby home. These tips can help you soothe any signs of discomfort in your pet and get everyone started off on the right foot.

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A Canopy of Colors and Danger: Fall Pet Safety You Can Count On

Fall pet safety is part of autumn outdoor fun with pets and pet exercise in the fall

When it comes to owning a pet, there are obvious dangers associated with each season. As we transition from summer into fall, the team at Schertz Animal Hospital wants to shift your attention from heat stroke and sun exposure to upcoming holiday hazards. With this review of fall pet safety, you and your best fur friend will be ready for whatever the season brings!

Leaf Piles are Dangerous?

While raking leaves isn’t exactly our idea of fun, it’s important to know what kind of risks are involved when it comes to your pet. Leaf piles can harbor all sorts of dangerous bugs, including spiders, ticks, centipedes, and even snakes. Dried leaves can also affect asthmatic pets, exposing them to high levels of mold. We recommend scooping up leaf piles as quickly as possible. Be sure to wear gloves, and store leaves securely until they can be disposed of properly.

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