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

By |2020-09-17T01:03:26+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 |2020-07-01T19:52:51+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 [...]

5 Ways Your Pet Makes You a Better Person

By |2020-06-10T00:35:14+00:00June 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Your furry friend’s company entertains you, and warms your lap on a cold night, but pet ownership’s benefits go beyond simple joy and a personal space heater. Many studies have been performed on the health benefits of owning a cat or dog, and the perks you enjoy as a pet owner are almost limitless—including improved [...]

The 5 W’s of Coronavirus and Pets

By |2020-03-26T20:32:25+00:00March 26th, 2020|Safety|

During this unprecedented time of uncertainty, we at Southwest Vet want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to keep you, your pets, and our staff healthy and safe. Part of that plan includes providing you with the latest information about coronaviruses, including how they affect pets, and what we are doing [...]

Why You Should Consider Insurance For Your Pet

By |2020-03-06T18:20:07+00:00March 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

While no pet owner wants to envision their furry friends suffering from an unexpected illness or injury, that is an unfortunate reality for many. Emergency veterinary care not only causes undue emotional stress, but also can leave you financially strapped. Expected veterinary and other pet-related costs can add up, and result in a potentially significant [...]

Why Your Pet Needs Regular Dental Care

By |2020-02-07T19:34:39+00:00February 7th, 2020|Dental Care|

Dental disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in dogs and cats—and also one that surprises many pet owners. But, as annual examinations and vaccinations help prevent harmful illnesses, a combination of at-home and professional dental-care regimens can prevent dental disease in pets. Together, you and your veterinarian at Southwest Vet can combat [...]

What’s the Scoop on Microchipping?

By |2019-12-05T18:42:33+00:00December 5th, 2019|Safety|

If you share your home with pets, you’ve likely heard of a microchip. Perhaps your pets have them. These minuscule electronic chips are simple, inexpensive, and increasingly popular among the pet population, and that’s a good thing. In a study by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), only 22% of non-microchipped dogs entering shelters were [...]

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