In It for the Long Haul: Moving with Pets

pet travelThere are many reasons moving is considered one of modern life’s most stressful events. Between finding a new home, deciding what to keep and what to get rid of, packing, and transferring your insurance, utilities, and important documents, the process can be dizzying and overwhelming. Throw a pet or two into the mix, and things quickly go from crazy to crazier.

With a little planning and preparation, however, moving with pets can be done with relative ease, and your friends at Leon Valley are here to help!


Top 10 Hot Weather Bucket List: Enjoy Each Moment With Your Pet This Summer!

Playing with dogWe love San Antonio all year round, but summer really takes the cake for fun activities. Sure, it’s hot and humid, but that only makes our suggestions for your pet this summer even more enjoyable! Without further adieu, let’s get this jerky-scented ball rolling…

Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital’s Summer Top 10:

Explore! San Antonio is the 7th largest city in America, but walking around our different neighborhoods, it doesn’t really feel that big. Downtown and River Walk areas, Tobin Hill, Five Points, Lavaca, and King William are excellent walking neighborhoods. Be sure to bring along extra water for your pet and take breaks to reduce heat-induced exhaustion.

Visit Public Spaces! If your pet is socialized, encourage extra time in any of our fine city’s open spaces. We have a variety of wonderful farmer’s markets around town, and El Mercado is a prime spot for people watching. Another option for your pet this summer may be a visit to a local dog park. Your pet should be vaccinated, microchipped, current with parasite prevention, and trained to come to you when you call before unleashing.


Pet Boarding: Secrets to Success

iStock_000007662940_SmallFor many pet owners, our pets are cherished family members; which can make going on a “family vacation” without them a difficult decision. Thankfully, the intimate and compassionate pet boarding services we provide at Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital can be just the answer when it comes to what to do with your pet while you’re away.

While our staff will give your pet plenty of love and attention in your absence, there are a few things you can do to help make your pet’s stay a success.

Make Reservations as Soon as Possible

You want to know that your pet is safe and staying with someone you trust. There are Continue…