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…

Listening to Your Heart: Adopting a Pet with Special Needs

special needs petsWelcoming an adopted pet into your home can present a host of challenges under even the most straightforward circumstances. When you pick a four-legged friend, though, who has a complex history, things can be even more difficult. Adopting a pet with special needs can be extremely rewarding nevertheless.

Should you choose this path, Schertz Animal Hospital is here to help you make a home for your friend in need.

Adopting a Pet with Special Needs

Many pets who need homes have issues. Be it a chronic medical issue, special nutritional needs, advanced age, or an injury, it is important for you to know and understand what you are getting into.

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Is the Door Ajar? Pet Arthritis and Cold Weather Care

7H_iStock_000003848142_Medium.jpgThe famous song Big Yellow Taxi is about taking things for granted and missing them when they’re gone. The idea “you don’t know what you have ‘til it’s gone” could actually be applied to one of our favorite things: cartilage. Indeed, we often don’t think about how our joints work until the day they don’t.

Unfortunately, the onset of colder weather seems to increase the frequency and intensity of pet arthritis symptoms, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make your pet as comfortable as possible! Continue…