The Many Faces of Mental Illness in Pets

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 adults live with a mental illness (44.7 million in 2016). To be sure, many people struggle with some form of mental illness or know someone who has. But do our pets suffer from the same types of conditions?

Whether or not mental illness affects animals is hard to pinpoint. After all, we can’t ask our pets how they’re feeling. However, there are certain behavior patterns that lead veterinarians to diagnose mental illness in pets. In some cases, they may even prescribe medication to alleviate certain symptoms.

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Owning a Cat is Fun, But Is It Actually Good for Your Health?

Cat ownership can improve your health


From their adorably, fluffy, whiskered faces to their cute little pink paws, cats are among the most beloved animals on earth. Need further proof? Over 2 million cat videos have been posted on YouTube since 2006, resulting in more than 24 billion views worldwide.

The numbers tell us that people love the silly, zany natures of cats, but did you know that owning a cat can actually benefit your health?

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Better Than Before: Pet Inspired New Year’s Resolutions

Resolutions are for pets and pet owners

If you’re like us, your pets inspire you every day. Their unconditional love, boundless happiness, and ability to nap just about anywhere are all heartwarming parts of their character. And with the new year rolling in, it makes us wonder: are there resolutions we could make that are inspired by our pets?

The team at Schertz Animal Hospital put our collective minds together to think about what lessons our pets teach us on a regular basis, and we’re using those lessons as our new year’s resolutions this year. Here are are top picks for pet inspired New Year’s resolutions!

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Drumroll, Please! Schertz Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

As another year draws to a close, we want to pause and reflect on what an incredible year it’s been. Each day brought its share of laughter, tears, joy, and lots and lots of learning and growing, and we couldn’t be more thankful!

Our pet care blogs are an important part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring pet owners have all the information they need to make informed decisions. That’s why we’re pleased to bring you the list of our most popular blog posts of 2018!

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