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Dog Leashes that are Safer than Retractable Ones

Of all the gear needed for responsible dog ownership, a good leash ranks pretty high. Of course, dog leashes vary in size, length, material, and the many ways they keep dogs and people safe. For some, retractable leashes offer the perfect combination of freedom and flexibility. However, because they present serious injury risks, retractable leashes […]
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Catch Your Breath: Asthma in Pets

Like their human owners, cats and dogs can both experience asthma – shortness of breath, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. When your pet has an asthma attack, it can be scary and even life threatening. Fortunately, with good medical management, your pet can still live a relatively normal life. Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital explores the ins […]
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Why Dogs Dig and What You Can do About it

Dogs can be puzzling and entertaining, but when they do things that seemingly defy human logic and understanding, owners can go from exasperation to anger in no time. Consider digging, for example. An innocuous canine behavior most of the time, digging can become pretty destructive for some pets. Let’s take a closer look at why […]
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Dogs Eat Weird Stuff… Should You be Worried?

Some dogs go through life like the velociraptors in Jurassic Park. They might not be quite as terrifying, but they do tend to eat everything in sight. Most of the time, this perfectly normal canine behavior doesn’t result in anything too awful. However, when dogs eat weird stuff, they can find themselves in some pretty […]
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If the Shoe Fits: Examining Small Dog Behavior

Although it wouldn’t be true to say that every small dog has a Napoleon complex, many can be domineering or overly aggressive in social situations. This doesn’t mean small dogs are incapable of affection or good manners, but when compared to gentle giants or other larger dogs, they can appear high-strung, excitable, and less obedient. […]
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Sneezing, Wheezing, and Honking: Respiratory Noises in Pets

Most pets sneeze, wheeze, cough, or make other respiratory sounds at some point or another. Sometimes it is no big deal, but other times respiratory noises in pets are cause for alarm. Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital thinks it’s important for pet owners to know what’s normal, and when to worry. Decoding Respiratory Noises in Pets […]
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The Ick Factor: Why Do Dogs Eat Poop (And Other Gross Things)

Have you ever been the recipient of a big wet dog kiss and simultaneously realized your dog just ate cat poop (or worse)? We can’t believe they do it, and don’t understand why. But one thing’s for sure, some dogs sure seem to enjoy it – even with our loud protests. It turns out this […]
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Vaccinations and Preventives for Indoor Pets: Are They Really Necessary?

“Why does my pet need vaccines and flea prevention if she never goes outside?” This is a common question that indoor pet owners ask their veterinarian. And although it may seem as if monthly preventives for fleas, ticks, and heartworm as well as keeping vaccines current are a waste of money, the reality is that […]
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Spring Has Sprung! And With It Comes Spring Pet Toxins

Spring is in the air, and we are all ready to get outside! Even with the mild winters of San Antonio, there’s nothing like the first spring breeze and a little more daylight to get the spring fever started. Our pets feel the pull of the season as well, and are eager to stretch their […]
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Is Dog Eye Discharge Normal?

Dog owners are familiar with all manner of canine bodily fluids. Whether it’s inside or outside the house, at the park, in the car, or anywhere in between, we clean up after our beloved companions. After all, it’s a small price to pay for all the joy they bring to our lives. It’s also pretty […]
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