Monthly Archives: July 2018

Tips for Running with Your Dog

Dogs love to be with us, and they usually have boundless energy. In fact, they could be the perfect exercise partner—as long as you pay attention to some basic do’s and don’ts of running with your dog. The Do’s of Running with Your Dog Do check with your veterinarian. Before starting any new exercise program, […]
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When A Good Walk Goes Bad: The Dangers Of Retractable Leashes

If you’ve never seen a dog being walked on a retractable leash you might very well be living in a cave or under a rock. These wildly popular leashes aren’t really leashes at all, rather they consist of a cord which is wrapped around a spring loaded device and contained inside a plastic handle. A […]
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On the Road to Healing: What to Expect After Pet Surgery

It can be scary, loading your pet up in the car and heading home after a major surgery. You are expected to help him recover, but you may not feel all that prepared to do so. At Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital, we know that feeling confident helping your furry family member heal is important for […]
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Lost in Translation: 5 Things Your Dog Wishes You Knew About Them

No bones about it: dogs are really smart animals. They’ve managed to live and work with us for centuries, in part because of their brains. By constantly reading body language and tones of voice, dogs understand us pretty well. Wouldn’t it be great if we could return the favor? Consider these 5 things your dog […]
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How to Tell if You’re Ready for a Cat

Have you been thinking about adopting a cat, but you’re not sure if you’re ready to take the plunge? There are plenty of things to consider, and Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital has a few ideas to get you started. Are You Ready for a Cat? Cats are wonderful, unique, and mysterious at times, but one […]
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