iStock_000009963933_Small (1)Pet dental care is just as important as our own. Unfortunately, many pet owners tend to let this facet of their pet’s overall wellness fall to the wayside. Left unchecked, your pet’s teeth and gums can deteriorate quickly, and unresolved dental issues can lead to a number of problems for your pet’s well-being.

Dental Disease

Unbeknownst to most pet owners, dental disease is one of most common diseases seen in pets by veterinarians. A large majority of pets (around 80%) have some form of dental disease that ends up causing issues both large and small. Some of the signs of dental disease can include: Continue…

Pet Boarding: Secrets to Success

iStock_000007662940_SmallFor many pet owners, our pets are cherished family members; which can make going on a “family vacation” without them a difficult decision. Thankfully, the intimate and compassionate pet boarding services we provide at Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital can be just the answer when it comes to what to do with your pet while you’re away.

While our staff will give your pet plenty of love and attention in your absence, there are a few things you can do to help make your pet’s stay a success.

Make Reservations as Soon as Possible

You want to know that your pet is safe and staying with someone you trust. There are Continue…

Fleas, Ticks, and Heartworms: What You Need to Know

German Shepherd Dog and cat togetherThe spring rains and warmer temperatures mean that it is time to think seriously about parasites and protecting our pets. Fleas, ticks, and heartworm are all especially bad this time of year, and pets that aren’t protected by a monthly parasite preventative are at risk.

These parasites are more than just a nuisance. All can pose serious threats to your pet’s health and, in some cases, even be fatal. Find out what your pet is up against when it comes to these parasites, and how you can help.


Fleas are more than just an itchy nuisance for your pet. They can be an issue for you and your family when the fleas on your pet infest your house, including your furniture, linens Continue…