Monthly Archives: August 2019

Leaving Your Dog Home Alone: Steps to Follow

As our best friends, it’s no wonder we want to take our dogs with us everywhere we go. And in this day and age, it’s nearly possible! Still, there are some times when we have to leave our dog home alone, sometimes for longer than we’d like. So what’s a dog owner to do?  Luckily, […]
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How in the World Are You Supposed to Keep Your Pets Safe From Snakes?

Of the 250 snake species in the United States, only four of them are venomous. Unfortunately, all four species – the copperhead, coral, rattle, and cottonmouth – can be found here in Texas.  Most of us are well-versed in the art of snake avoidance, but lots of pets aren’t always familiar with typical snake habitats. […]
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What to do About Chagas Disease in Dogs

As responsible dog owners, we do everything we can to protect the health and wellbeing of our canine companions. Keeping our pets safe means understanding the threats to their longevity, whether it’s avoiding heat stroke, keeping up with their dental care, or making sure they take their medications each day. Chagas disease, a major threat […]
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Do Pets Feel Guilt (and Other Complex Human Emotions)?

A dog owner generally knows when their pup did something they knew was wrong. With tucked ears, droopy eyes, and a sad-looking scowl, their admission of naughtiness is written all over their face. But while the appearance of shame is super obvious to us, experts aren’t convinced that pets feel guilt the same ways that […]
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Ear Mites and Other Things You May Find in Pet Ears

Cleaning your pet’s ears periodically is a part of good pet hygiene and is also a great way to be sure that you are picking up on problems as quickly as possible. When performing this maintenance task, you may run across a few things you need to know more about. Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital wants […]
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