Five Feline Facts You Might Not Know

feline factsWe’re always amazed at how knowledgeable our clients are. During a cat’s routine wellness exam, we often find ourselves utterly immersed in soaking up all there is to know about the feline in question, and you know what? Their owners typically deliver so much fascinating detail, we know we’ve just been schooled in the most productive way. After all, the entire point is to ensure Fluffy’s lifetime health, a concept made easier when communication is open and flowing.

This leads us to wonder: are there really five feline facts out there that our devoted clients might not know? Let’s find out!

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Federal Lawbreakers: Do People Really Fake Having a Service Animal?

Service dogs are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are allowed entry into all establishments regardless of “no pet” policies. These animals are highly trained to assist their disabled handlers, but their special status could be in jeopardy.

Fraudulent service dog vests, tags, patches, and certificates are threatening a system that’s designed to help those in need of service dogs. It’s understandable to want to stay with a pet, but there are compelling reasons someone shouldn’t fake having a service animal.

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Ring in the New: Amazing Things We’ve Learned About Pets This Year

learned about petsOur pets never cease to astound us, whether they’re learning a new trick, accompanying us on a hike, or greeting us at home after a long day. They are funny, smart, adorable, endearing and loving, and so it’s fun to find out what new things we’ve learned about pets this year.

At Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital, we’re ringing in 2018 by checking out some of these great facts about our four-legged friends and sharing them with you. Enjoy!

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Dogs Like to Work! Your Dog Wants to Earn Their Treat

dog earns treatDo you enjoy giving your pup a treat now and then – or more often? Treating the ones we love makes us feel good, but did you know your dog may get more satisfaction from having to work a bit to earn that treat? It’s true!

Many of us have experienced the satisfaction and pleasure of figuring out a difficult problem and reaping the reward of our hard work. It turns out that dogs are no different. A dog that earns treats also receives satisfaction from learning and earning their rewards.

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Rejoice in a New Year: Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2017

After the shopping, wrapping, cooking, cleaning, feasting, parties, and other holiday craziness, it’s time to kick back and relax! And what better way to unwind than with a little pet-friendly reading from our blog?

The start of a new year is the perfect time to take stock of our blessings and to reflect on how to create an even better tomorrow for ourselves and our families, including our four-legged pals. We hope our blog has been a source of inspiration as you strive to improve the health and wellness of your pet. On that note, allow us to present our top 10 most popular blogs of 2017!

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