Keeping Outdoor Cats Safe & Warm

Winter outdoor cat safety.

Whether they are stray or just indoor/outdoor cats, felines are pretty independent in most cases. When the temperatures start to drop in the winter, however, some of these outdoor cats might need a little help to stay warm and avoid issues like frostbite and hypothermia, both of which can be deadly. 

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry! Holiday Food Dangers for Pets

Holiday food dangers for pets.

The season is upon us where we often enjoy festive and indulgent meals amongst our family and friends. While your pets may not be directly included in your holiday meal plans, oftentimes they are a part of the event. Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital wants to be sure that you know how to safely include your furry family member and what holiday food dangers for pets you should be aware of. 

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Treating Diabetes in Cats

Diabetes in cats.

Diabetes affects many cats (most of them are older, but even young felines can deal with this disease). Being able to recognize the early symptoms of diabetes in cats is one of the best ways to start managing it early. At Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital, we want your cat to have access to effective treatment options for diabetes.

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Honoring Canine Veterans Every Day, Every Year

A canine veteran.

As if dogs couldn’t get any cooler, they went ahead and figured out how to serve and protect soldiers in active war zones. This isn’t a new concept. In fact, the ancient ancestors of today’s modern military pups trained, scouted, and tracked in remarkably similar ways. Civilizations as far back as the mid-seventh century B.C. employed dogs to rush, fight, haul, and protect. Today’s canine veterans are equally capable (if not more so), and are also leaned on for emotional support.

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What Does it Take to be a Responsible Dog Owner?

Responsible dog ownership.

Adding a furry family member is exciting, but if you’ve never had a dog before, it’s important to have a full understanding of what responsible dog ownership entails. Dogs require a substantial time, financial, physical, and emotional commitment, so do not rush into it. 

When you are ready to welcome a new dog into your home, the following tips from Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital can help you enjoy a long, happy, healthy relationship with your canine companion.

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How to Choose the Right Pet Sitter for the Job

Pet sitter.

If you have to leave town and can’t take your pet with you, you need to make alternative arrangements. Boarding can be a practical choice, but for many pets, there’s just no place like home. If you’re lucky, a friend or relative might volunteer to stay with your four-legged friend, but this can be a huge imposition. As a result, you may be left to figure out the best way to hire just the right pet sitter for this super important job.

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