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4 Reasons Pet Wellness Screenings Are Important

By |2022-09-25T21:01:01+00:00September 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Regular wellness screenings are one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to improve your pet’s longevity and quality of life. Our Southwest Vet team wants to provide information about what these visits involve, and reasons why they are so important to your pet’s health and wellbeing. #1: Wellness screenings help keep your pet at a [...]

What Pet Owners Should Know About Anesthesia

By |2022-08-19T21:27:23+00:00August 19th, 2022|Safety|

Anesthesia is necessary in some cases to allow veterinarians to perform procedures on pets that otherwise would not be possible. Our Southwest Vet team goes to great lengths to ensure your pet receives care equivalent to human standards when they undergo anesthesia, and we would like to provide information about this subject to set your [...]

5 Pet-friendly Tips to Beat the Heat

By |2022-07-24T20:38:18+00:00July 24th, 2022|Safety|

Summer in Austin is H-O-T, not only for people, but for pets. Our furry friends can’t regulate their body temperature as well as we can, and can overheat easily in our scorching, Texas summer weather.  Why are pets so susceptible to overheating? They have fewer sweat glands and can’t cool off by sweating like humans [...]

4 Paw Hotels—Tips for Staying at a Pet-Friendly Accommodation

By |2022-07-01T22:11:15+00:00June 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Gone are the days when a vacation meant leaving your furry friends behind with a pet sitter or at a boarding facility. With the increase in pet-friendly accommodations, including resorts, hotels, rental properties, and campgrounds, many more pets are taking their rightful seat on the classic summer road trip.  If your summer plans include cruising [...]

5 Tips to Manage Pet Allergies

By |2022-05-18T22:23:13+00:00May 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Allergies commonly affect pets, and can be extremely problematic and difficult to control. Pet allergies can’t be prevented, but you can take steps to help alleviate your pet’s distress and discomfort. Our team at Southwest Vet wants to provide tips to help you better manage pet allergies. #1: Ensure your pet receives year-round flea protection [...]

5 Keys to Preventing Behavior Problems in Puppies

By |2022-04-24T03:03:37+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Dogs|

Raising a puppy can be similar to raising a velociraptor. They’re both full of energy and armed with sharp teeth, and convincing them to pay attention is not easy. But, as in the movie Jurassic World, raptors can be trained using positive reinforcement—and so can puppies. Although your furry pal may seem all teeth and [...]

5 Diseases Transmitted by Pets to People

By |2022-04-17T18:24:41+00:00April 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Pets contribute so much to your life, but like your other family members, they can spread diseases to you. By providing information about the diseases your pet can transmit, our team at Southwest Vet wants to help you and your family avoid infection.  #1: Your pet can transmit rabies to you Rabies is an extremely [...]

Addressing the Effects of Veterinary Overload

By |2022-04-04T23:11:20+00:00April 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

The pandemic has challenged our veterinary professionals, but we are persevering. Our veterinary team at Southwest Vet is deeply committed to providing the best service possible for you and your pet, and these difficult times have not altered this commitment. Many adverse issues have contributed to veterinary overload, and we would like to set your [...]

Is My Pet’s Condition an Emergency?

By |2021-12-28T18:57:38+00:00December 21st, 2021|Safety|

Your pet is acting abnormally. Is this a one-off event, or do they need emergency care? To help you understand when to take immediate action, Southwest Vet has prepared a list of common pet emergencies.  #1: Pets with obvious trauma Obvious trauma should be obvious, right? Unconsciousness, bleeding, broken bones, and visible injury should immediately [...]

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