Category Archives: Seasonal Pet Care

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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San Antonio and Beyond: Fall Pet Activities to Swoon Over

October is arguably one of the best months in southern Texas. The heat finally backs off, and there’s an abundance of things to do outdoors. Indeed, with all the fun to experience in and around San Antonio this fall, it just wouldn’t do to leave your dog at home. Instead, check out these tips to […]
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Made in the Shade: An Essential of Summer Pet Safety

As the dog days of summer arrive, we all may be spending more time outdoors, including our pets. During warm, sunny days in Texas, though, it quickly becomes a priority to stay cool by finding a shady tree, cooling off in the pool, or even heading indoors to the air conditioning. What about our pets? […]
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After the Storm: How to Help Pets in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

As we continue to assess the damage, clean up and rebuild, and provide solace and support to all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, pet owners might wonder how they can help the many animals impacted by the storm. The staff at Leon Valley wants to encourage all of us to lend a hand for […]
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Not so Green Acres: Prevent Dog Urine Grass Burns for Good

If you’re the proud owner of both a dog and a lawn, chances are you have at least a few yellow or brown spots out there in your field of green. The nitrogen in dog urine is responsible for the dog urine grass burns we all know (and probably don’t love). Because of the high […]
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An Unwelcome Arrival: The Canine Flu Outbreak and What it Means for Your Pet

Just when you thought you were prepared for the summer and had all your pet safety needs covered, here comes the dog flu. And not just any flu – this one is referred to using the unsettling terms “epidemic” and “outbreak.” So what exactly is canine flu and how can you be better prepared for […]
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Yankee Doodle Doggie: How to Safely Celebrate the Fourth of July With Your Pet

There are some things that just don’t mix. For example, the Fourth of July and pets is often a risky combination. Loud noises, parties, fireworks, and other crowded festivities are all part of the equation, making the holiday seem like a pain for pet owners everywhere. In a previous blog, we wrote about the dangers […]
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From Festivals to Fairs: Keeping Your Pet Safe in Public Gatherings

Large-scale events typically do not allow pets (except service animals) – and for good reason. It’s hard enough to keep a pet safe in public on a normal day of the week, but adding potentially dangerous foods, uncomfortable weather conditions, and loud, jarring noises to the mix could be a recipe for disaster. Sure, certain […]
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Fun in the Sun: 5 Essential Summer Pet Safety Tips

The heat is already on for most of us in the southern half of the country, and where did spring go? Being prepared for the early blaze of warm weather often means cranking up the central air, adding refrigerant to our vehicle’s air conditioner systems, and stocking up on sunscreen. When it comes to pets […]
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Creating New Traditions: Celebrating a Low-Stress Holiday With Your Pet

For some, skipping the holiday madness is definitely the way to go. Whether that means foregoing gift-giving or taking a pass on hosting the annual feast, there’s certainly good reason to opt for a simpler holiday this year. For pet owners, this new version of holiday “chill” is especially helpful for keeping a pet stress-free […]
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