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 [...]

Top 8 Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy in 2020

By |2020-01-17T20:30:18+00:00January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The start of a new year is a popular time to make resolutions and refocus on physical and mental health. It is also a great time to set similar goals for your pet. Our furry friends benefit greatly when we spend time attending to their physical and mental well-being. Consider these eight suggestions to keep [...]

How to Create a Stress-Free Holiday Season for Your Pets

By |2019-12-23T19:15:39+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Safety|

’Tis the season for parties, delicious feasts, and all things merry and bright. But, as holiday preparations get into full swing, don’t forget that your pets may not be so cheerful. From visitors, to package deliveries, and everything in between, this time of year can cause your pet undue stress and anxiety. Consider the following [...]

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 [...]

Freaked Out Feline? How Your Cat’s Environment Influences Behavior

By |2019-11-26T21:45:25+00:00November 8th, 2019|Cats|

Sasha the Siamese cat was a rather talkative feline who always let her owner know if she was unhappy. Lately, nothing seemed to make Sasha happy. Her owner kept her food bowl filled and squeezed in a quick snuggle session between her two jobs, and thought she was providing everything a self-sufficient cat would need. [...]

Back to School: Canine Training Basics

By |2019-09-25T01:00:03+00:00September 25th, 2019|Dogs|

Housetraining and basic commands like “Sit,” “Stay,” and “Come” are essential skills for your dog’s safety and your sanity. If you find yourself constantly trying to correct your dog’s bad habits with no success, consider sending her “back to school.” Whether you choose to enroll your pup in an organized class or prefer to train [...]

Is Your Pet Prepared for a Disaster?

By |2019-08-15T20:39:50+00:00August 15th, 2019|Safety|

Disaster can strike at a moment’s notice, forcing your family to shelter in your home or suddenly evacuate. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and other unexpected emergencies can separate pets from their owners, and after a disaster, displaced pets may never make it back home. Include your pet in your disaster plan so you don’t risk losing [...]

First Aid in Pet Emergencies

By |2019-07-23T17:57:57+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Safety|

If your pet requires emergency first aid, you’ll feel much more confident about handling the problem if you’re prepared, so we have compiled a list of common situations you may encounter that require pet first aid. But, first, you should be familiar with these general protocols:  Be safe — Even the sweetest of pets can [...]