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4 Back to School Concerns for Your Pet

By |2021-08-07T22:21:47+00:00August 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

As the new school year starts, you are likely busy getting your children prepared for their first day. But, before the school buses start rolling, you may want to consider the effect of the upcoming schedule and lifestyle changes on your pet. Our team at Southwest Vet wants to make this time as stress free [...]

Beating Boredom: How to Provide Enrichment for Your Indoor Cat

By |2021-07-15T20:33:21+00:00July 15th, 2021|Cats|

Cats are highly curious creatures, always intrigued by what is going on around them. But, when your cat spends all day inside with minimal enrichment, they can easily become bored, which can lead to health and behavior issues. Cats who lack ample environmental enrichment can become stressed, frustrated, and irritable, and may over-groom and pull [...]

10 Odd Dog Behaviors Explained

By |2021-06-16T18:48:55+00:00June 16th, 2021|Dogs|

As a dog owner, you’ve likely seen your pooch doing some weird stuff that you cannot explain. But, these odd behaviors may be totally normal for dogs and have a perfectly good reason. Here are 10 common strange, but normal, behaviors you may see in your dog.  #1: Your dog chases their tail Moderate tail [...]

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 [...]

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