What Does it Take to be a Responsible Dog Owner?

Responsible dog ownership.

Adding a furry family member is exciting, but if you’ve never had a dog before, it’s important to have a full understanding of what responsible dog ownership entails. Dogs require a substantial time, financial, physical, and emotional commitment, so do not rush into it. 

When you are ready to welcome a new dog into your home, the following tips from Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital can help you enjoy a long, happy, healthy relationship with your canine companion.

Continue…

No Regrets: Why Adopting a Less Adoptable Dog Is So Worth It

A senior dog.

When it comes to homeless dogs, they’re all adoptable, right? What we mean is, all dogs deserve to be adopted into safe, nurturing, comfortable homes. Unfortunately, the fact remains that there are dogs out there that simply don’t appeal to every prospective dog owner. Whether it’s their age, coat color, health status, breed, or general appearance, a “less adoptable” dog depends on our ability to look beyond what’s on the surface. 

Continue…

5 Ways to Help Your Dog Live Its Best Life

A woman with her dogs.

All the dogs want to know, will there be bone-broth cake during National Dog Week? Celebrate the week of September 20-27 with special treats for the dogs in your life and learn more about how to keep them happy and healthy. Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate one of our favorite weeks of the year:

Continue…

Adopting a Cat in San Antonio? Where to Look and What to Prepare For

An adopted kitten with her new family in San Antonio.

If you’re looking for a furry new feline baby to take home, there are plenty of options for adoption in our beautiful city of San Antonio. We have some tips on getting prepared to bring your new family member home and a few possible locations where your cat could possibly be at this very moment!

Continue…

The Bonds We Share: Adopting a Pet with Your Significant Other

As a couple grows closer and makes plans for the future, the idea of expanding their love to include caring for a pet is often a natural choice. This is especially true for pet lovers. Adding a pawed friend to the mix is a common theme when two people commit to greater responsibility and the sharing of interests. If you and your sweetie are looking to add a new pet to your little family, that’s an exciting step! 

If you are about to embark on adopting a pet with your significant other, there are some things to consider before you take the plunge into mutual pet ownership. Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital wants to help you make an informed decision to create the best possible home life for your wonderful new pet.

Continue…

Navigating Your Resident Cat and a New Puppy 

What could be more fun than owning a cat? How about adding a new puppy to the mix? Chances are that if you are expanding your furry family, your original four-pawed residents may have something to say about it. 

Integrating your cat and a new puppy can have its challenges, but Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital knows how to help. 

Nice to Meet You

First impressions mean a lot, and it’s no different for your cat. When introducing a new puppy into your home it is important to make sure that things go smoothly.

Continue…

Helping Your Current Pet Adjust To A New Pet 

If you’re an animal lover, it may be that you have introduced a new pet into your family a time or two. And sometimes those introductions can go amazingly smoothly! In those cases, the adjustment period goes by quickly and everyone gets along, making your menagerie the happy group you hoped for. 

Sometimes though, there is more involved with helping your current pet adjust to a new pet. If things aren’t going well, keep reading for some ideas from your friends at Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital

Continue…