Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital Looks Back At Our Top 5, Most-Read Blogs of 2019

It does seem like a pet behavior is to watch TV

If you’ve been following our pet care blogs, you know that we have an eye on pet behavior. The health and well-being of our patients is always top of mind, and their behavior is often one of the best clues to their general health.

Prevention of illness and injury is a top priority for Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital. To that end, we want to provide relevant information each month to our readers and clients though our blogs. 

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More to Love: A Healthy Number of Pets and How Many is Too Many

Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital loves our animals just as much as the next person. Pets are a huge part of what we do, and we can understand the impulse to allow your furry family to grow unbounded. 

Although the right number of pets can vary from person to person, there are some limits on how many animals you should bring into your home. How many is too many? Is there really such a thing?

The Right Number of Pets

If you own a pet, you are not alone. Current estimates show that about 84.6 million households in the United States include at least one pet. Over 60% of those homes house more than one. 

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Creative Ways to Include Your Pet in the Holidays

The holidays are a time for loved ones, family, and friends, and our pets are included in the love. After the weeks of shopping, wrapping gifts, and going to parties and gatherings, we may not always take the time to include our four-legged friends. After all of the busy, busy, the holidays can be exhausting. Why not take a moment to think up ways to include your pet during the holidays, though? 

The team at Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital are here to help with these festive, creative ideas for merriment for your furriest pals.

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But Who Gets The Pets? Planning For Pets In A Divorce Or Breakup

Who gets the kids? The house? The car? And…the dog? For over 70% of pet owners, our animals are considered to be part of the family. So it’s natural to assume that if the family separates, that the pets will be part of custody hearings. 

Research shows that in 38% of divorce proceedings, neither party wants to give up their four legged “children.” Because the law views pets as property, just as furniture or real estate, this has caused a legal crisis which begs the question: who gets the pets in a divorce?

Times, They Are A-Changin’

It’s likely that the case of who gets the pets in a divorce would be up to the interpretation of the individual judge. Although the laws in Texas primarily consider pets to be nothing more than property, in certain states the laws are being challenged and updated.  

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