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Parasitic Diseases: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Pet Safe

By |2021-04-19T19:53:34+00:00April 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Although Austin rarely gets truly cold, we always hope our insect population will die off during the winter. Unfortunately, mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks can pop up as soon as the temperature is above freezing, so these bloodsucking pests are prevalent every day of the year—unless a freak blizzard hits. And, these bugs aren’t only annoying [...]

All Paws on Deck: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Pet for a Stress-Free Veterinary Visit

By |2021-03-03T00:42:02+00:00January 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Although our pets can’t technically speak, they definitely understand what a trip to the veterinarian means. Sometimes, our four-legged friends seem to have a sixth sense and can anticipate when their annual veterinary exam is due. Regular preventive care exams are key to ensure your pet lives a long, healthy life by your side, yet [...]

Fear, Anxiety, and Stress: How to Spot the Signs in Your Pet

By |2021-03-03T00:42:02+00:00December 8th, 2020|Safety|

As the busy holiday season approaches, your stress level likely rises through the roof with all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, and entertaining needed to prepare for your celebrations. Your loyal furry companion will pick up on your stress and anxiety about the holiday season, and may become stressed themselves when faced with the chaos and [...]

Feeding Your Pet for Optimal Health

By |2021-03-03T00:42:02+00:00November 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

What is a nutritious, healthy diet for your pet? How do you wade through the marketing, the latest fad foods, and pet food labels to make a decision? How much should you feed your pet so they are a healthy weight? At Southwest Vet, we can help you select the most nutritional diet program for [...]

Is Your Pet Hiding Their Pain? How to Identify Pain in Your Pet

By |2021-03-03T00:42:02+00:00September 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

To coincide with human medicine’s Pain Awareness Month, the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management has designated September as Animal Pain Awareness Month. Our furry companions are excellent at providing comfort when we are ill or injured, yet they rarely ask us to return the favor. Despite your pet’s stoic nature, you may be able [...]

10 Facts Pet Owners Need to Know About Rabies

By |2021-03-03T00:42:02+00:00July 1st, 2020|Safety|

Although rabies has been almost completely eradicated in the United States through a rigorous vaccination program and animal control, the disease can easily become a real threat again without proper prevention. Despite an intensive vaccination campaign, confusion remains about rabies, which can be fatal. The Southwest Vet team wants to clear up the misconceptions, so [...]

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