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Pet Owner’s Guide to Arthritis in Pets

By |2022-12-13T06:14:46+00:00December 13th, 2022|Senior Pets|

Arthritis is a common health condition that many pets develop as they age, although arthritis can affect pets of all ages. Left untreated, this painful, degenerative joint condition can seriously interfere with your pet’s quality of life, so the sooner you can identify the signs, the sooner you can alleviate your pet’s pain. If your [...]

4 Feline-Friendly Alternatives To Declawing

By |2022-11-06T16:11:36+00:00November 5th, 2022|Cats|

Distressed blue jeans may be fashionable, but you cannot say the same about your couch. If your cat’s scratching habits have shredded your furniture, you may be asking yourself, “Does my cat really need those claws?” The answer—“Absolutely.” Cat owners often surgically declawed their cats to prevent unwanted scratching and clawing, but advancements in the [...]

3 Ways to Help Prevent Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Your Cat

By |2022-10-17T21:22:23+00:00October 17th, 2022|Cats|

Urinary issues seem to plague cats, and once they start, your cat can suffer future flare-ups. One of cats’ most common urinary problems is feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC). A condition that has no known cause, FIC can lead to your cat developing a host of uncomfortable clinical signs. Straining to urinate, blood-tinged urine, vocalizing while [...]

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 [...]

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