Enjoy! Schertz Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2017

You may have noticed this empowering sentiment on our homepage: “Loving Your Pet and Needing Their Needs”. It is, in essence, a clear mission statement, but it’s not only upheld by the veterinarians and staff at our hospital. To be sure, each individual pet owner lives by the same simple code, and hopefully, it’s a calling made easier through our pet care blog.

Schertz Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2017

  1. Tell The Truth, Right Meow: Feline Facts And Fictions – In this day and age, we’re constantly amassing information. As we’ve seen lately, this pursuit can result in fake news or ideas that aren’t entirely true – and shared material on pet care is no exception. The spread of false information threatens the health of animals, but perhaps our feline friends suffer the most. As a result, your friends at Schertz Animal Hospital hope to dispel some common feline myths and spotlight the best feline facts. Read More…
  2. Parasite Prevention For Pets: Heartworms, Fleas, And Ticks – With the arrival of spring, the threat of heartworm-carrying mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks is on the rise. These parasites are not only uncomfortable for your pet, but can cause very serious health problems that, if left untreated, can ultimately result in the death of your pet. Read More…
  3. Mine, Mine, Mine! Possessive Aggression In Dogs – You know that all-too-familiar feeling of not wanting to share your slice of cheesecake, lend your favorite sweater to a friend, or give up your go-to spot on the couch. Our animal friends experience this type of instinct as well, although they often handle it less gracefully than we do. Possessive aggression in dogs, also referred to as resource guarding, can be a real problem. Read More…
  4. The Most Difficult Decision: Knowing When To Say Goodbye To A Pet – Every night, he’s warmed the foot of your bed; each morning, he’s greeted you with a wagging tail and the leash, ready for another adventure…but for months now, things have been different. He no longer has the energy for those walks and often struggles with getting comfortable. He’s eating less. He’s spending more time alone… Read More…
  5. Parvo In Dogs: The Virus You Need To Know About – No pet owner wants their beloved furry friend to contract a potentially deadly disease; and even less so if that disease is preventable. Read More…
  6. Brainy Breeds: Measuring Canine Intelligence – When it comes to canine intelligence, most dog owners have anecdotal evidence as to why their dogs are at the top of the class. While we certainly believe you, there are some breeds that have been determined to have a greater capacity for learning and performing tasks. Read More…
  7. Dogs Behaving Badly: Dogs Who Eat Poop – Dogs can be gross creatures at times, and most of us have seen our beloved pets do something a little repulsive. If you have been unfortunate enough to catch your dog raiding the litter box, munching on bunny droppings in the yard, or even cleaning up after himself, you may have been horrified. Read More…
  8. I Found An Abandoned Animal…now What? – Most people will find an abandoned animal at some point in their lives. The odds increase when you spend a lot of time outside, either on the trail or strolling the neighborhoods (perhaps with your own pet). Read More…
  9. Pet Ownership 101: 10 Things Every First-time Dog Owner Should Know – Whether you’re a college student or senior citizen, adopting your first dog is a momentous and exciting experience. No doubt you’ve got your new best friend’s food and bowls, bag of treats, new leash and collar, and shiny toys ready to go. But fun and kibble aren’t the only the responsibilities of being a good pet owner. Read More…
  10. Mating Season – Your Female Dog And The Springtime – Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and new life is beginning. And, if you have a female dog who has not been spayed, spring is also the time of year when many animals come into “season”, or have a heat cycle. Read More…

We value the opportunity to reach pet owners that love their pets and meet their needs every single day of the year. Through our weekly pet care blog, readers can learn the importance of heartworm prevention, various pet behaviors worth a closer look, and how to improve longevity. We also delve into blogs reflecting travel and different pet lifestyle topics.

take your dogAs as we change out our yearly calendars, it can feel exciting to turn to a brand new page. In the new year, we hope to be able to serve you and your pet in the best ways possible, and publish blogs that are truly aligned with your own experience.

From our veterinarians and staff members at Schertz Animal Hospital, we wish you and your pet a happy and safe celebration. Cheers!

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