Monthly Archives: August 2016

Genius Pup? A Glance at Canine IQ

A lot of good work has been done on the subject of canine intelligence. This is welcome news for consummate dog lovers, following decades of speculation that consistently placed Fido on the top of the heap. However, while testing has revealed the most (and least) intelligent breeds, environmental and social learning analytics are individually specific. […]
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Basic Commands Every Well-Behaved Dog Should Know

In a perfect world, our clever canines would innately understand what we want them to do and respond accordingly. However, training and socialization are crucial tasks to be undertaken during puppyhood and reinforced throughout your dog’s life. Having an understanding of basic commands and the rules of the home (and the world) can keep your […]
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Top 10 Hot Weather Bucket List: Enjoy Each Moment With Your Pet This Summer!

We love San Antonio all year round, but summer really takes the cake for fun activities. Sure, it’s hot and humid, but that only makes our suggestions for your pet this summer even more enjoyable! Without further adieu, let’s get this jerky-scented ball rolling… Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital’s Summer Top 10: Explore! San Antonio is […]
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Can’t We All Just Get Along? How to Deal With Fighting Pets

It’s not uncommon for responsible pet owners and animal lovers to adopt again (and again and again!). More than 40% of people live in multi-pet households, but that doesn’t mean everyone gets along all the time. Cohabitation can be challenging for well-meaning pet owners, and fighting pets can turn any dream home into a nightmare.
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Pet Pain Management as a Focus

In the last 100 years or so, veterinary medicine has come a long way in recognizing, firstly, that pets experience pain and, subsequently, in developing and practicing ways to prevent and treat that pain. Research continues to teach us more every day about how our pets feel pain and how it affects them. We now […]
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