The Great Food Debate: When it Comes to Pet Nutrition, What is Best?

Most pets exhibit a clear preference for wet or dry food, but that doesn’t always mean their choice is the healthiest. Indeed, every pet is an individual and, as such, requires individual attention when it comes to lifelong nutritional needs. But the question remains, what is truly better for pet nutrition: wet or dry food?
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What is Resource Guarding? What Can You do About It?

Owning a dog is a joyful experience, but it can also be stressful or confusing. Training is just one example of this, but it’s especially true if certain canine behaviors give you pause. One of the more concerning codes of conduct (or lack thereof) is resource guarding. While it’s perfectly normal, it can be hard to live with. That’s where your friends at Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital come in!

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It’s a Wild World: What to Do if You Encounter a Wild Animal

Most pet lovers are animal lovers in general, so it goes without saying to encounter a wild animal such as a rabbit or coyote can be pretty exciting. Unfortunately, there are numerous cases when good-hearted Samaritans intervened in what they thought was a situation of abandonment, only to do more harm than good.

There are a number of things to be aware of should you encounter a wild animal – especially when you’re with your pet.

That’s why we’re here to answer some of your urban wildlife questions, including what to do if an animal is sick or injured.

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Pet Lovers Unite! 5 Reasons to Date or Marry a Pet Lover

petlovers_iStock_000032185210_MediumWe all have certain qualities that we’d prefer in a potential mate. For some, good looks or a healthy lifestyle top the list, while others set the bar at basic hygiene or owning a vehicle.

Your friends at Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital have a suggestion for all of our loyal readers who are currently looking for that special someone: find a pet lover!
Whether you are the proud owner of a pet or not, finding a partner who lives with and loves a furry friend can have a positive impact on your life and relationship.

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