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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 [...]

Don’t Be Such a Pill—Pet Medication FAQs

By |2021-11-08T03:39:07+00:00November 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Pet owners often discontinue their pet’s medication before the prescription is finished, because giving their dog or cat a pill is such a hassle. Unfortunately, this leads to resistant infections, untreated illnesses, and negative associations with medication. To help improve the pet and owner experience, we provide this guide with answers to the most common [...]

7 Weird Cat Behaviors That Aren’t Weird at All

By |2021-10-16T15:59:55+00:00October 16th, 2021|Cats|

Edgar Allen Poe once wrote, “I wish that my writing was as mysterious as a cat.”  (OK, the Poe Museum––yes, that’s a thing––claims he did not, in fact, write those words, but this introduction would surely have been easier if he had.) Poe aside, cat behavior often seems downright mysterious. While their quirky antics don’t [...]

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 [...]

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