Reasons To Use Dog Diapers

If you’ve had kids or have friends who do, you have likely been through a diaper experience. Did you know there are a variety of reasons for pets to wear diapers, too? Believe it or not, there are products made especially for dogs. 

At Schertz Animal Hospital, we want all of our pet patients to live their lives to the fullest, and in some cases this may mean using dog diapers! 

What Are Dog Diapers?

First things first. What are dog diapers? Simply put, they are almost exactly like baby diapers, but with a hole for the dog’s tail. Cloth dog diapers cost a bit more up front but are reusable and better for the environment. Disposable diapers are easy to use, but will end up in the landfill, plus the cost adds up over time. 

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Bumps on the Skin: When to Worry About Your Pet

Just about every pet will experience some sort of lump or bump in their lifetime. Be it a skin infection, warty growth, or a nasty tumor, it is difficult to know when to worry and when to chalk a new bump up to a healing injury or age. 

Schertz Animal Hospital knows that bumps on the skin is a common problem pet owners identify and worry about. A little information on how to know when to be concerned can be very helpful in getting appropriate care when necessary and settling your mind when it comes to your sweet baby.

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Fostering Pets Can Be The Best Thing Ever

Fostering pets in need of adoption can help!Have you ever considered fostering a pet? Perhaps you’ve already been down this road, or maybe you’ve never heard of such a thing. Fostering a pet is very rewarding for the foster family, the pet, and the shelter or rescue organization. Schertz Animal Hospital has lots of reasons why this endeavor could warm your heart while giving a needy pet their greatest opportunity for a happy life.

What is Fostering a Pet?

First things first. Pet fostering means that you temporarily provide a home for shelter or rescue animals for a variety of reasons. Most of the time the fostering commitment is until the pet finds a forever home. Fostering a is crucial component of the pet rescue world, as some shelters and most rescue organizations have limited shelter space. Continue…

All About Senior Pet Health

Senior pet health is perhaps the most important phase of veterinary care for pets.There’s something special about an older pet. You’ve probably been together for years, and the bond is deeper than ever. It may be hard to realize that your pet is getting older, but the experience of caring for them as they age can be deeply rewarding and enriching for both of you.

At Schertz Animal Hospital, we take senior pet health very seriously. That’s why we want to outline some important things to consider as you embark on the journey of caring for an aging pet.

The Times They are A-Changin’

Pets age more quickly than humans and are considered “senior” much earlier than you might think. Like older humans, senior pets need extra care and attention to help them live the best possible life. Changes in physical and mental health can pop up out of nowhere, so keeping up with our pet’s changing needs is critical to their well being. Continue…