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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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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Our Favorite Fall Activities for Pets

Fall activities for pets can promote pet exercise.

Although temps are still warm, autumn is an amazing time here in Texas Hill Country. The spirit of fall is in the air, and it seems as though just about everyone is out and about (and holding a pumpkin spiced latte!). If you’re looking for ways to take advantage of the season with your pet, you’ve come to the right place.

The team at Schertz Animal Hospital has created a list of our top 10 favorite fall activities for pets and people to enjoy.

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Expect the Unexpected with These Fun Outdoor Pet Activities

Summer is the season for fun, but sometimes, we forget that the best opportunities are right outside our back door. Sure, your pet may enjoy cruising around with you to other places, but there are many ways to find joy (not to mention entertainment and exercise) without ever leaving home. If you’ve been wondering what outdoor pet activities are right for you and your best friend, we’ve got you covered!

A Note on Heat

Texas temperatures make for a sizzling summer, and all pets deserve close and careful consideration of their needs. It’s vitally important that they remain cool, comfortable, and hydrated all summer long. Always ensure they have access to lots of shade, and watch out for any injuries to their delicate paw pads. Provide fresh, cool water all day, every day. Continue…