10 Facts Pet Owners Need to Know About Rabies

By |2020-07-01T19:52:51+00:00July 1st, 2020|Safety|

Although rabies has been almost completely eradicated in the United States through a rigorous vaccination program and animal control, the disease can easily become a real threat again without proper prevention. Despite an intensive vaccination campaign, confusion remains about rabies, which can be fatal. The Southwest Vet team wants to clear up the misconceptions, so [...]

5 Ways Your Pet Makes You a Better Person

By |2020-06-10T00:35:14+00:00June 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Your furry friend’s company entertains you, and warms your lap on a cold night, but pet ownership’s benefits go beyond simple joy and a personal space heater. Many studies have been performed on the health benefits of owning a cat or dog, and the perks you enjoy as a pet owner are almost limitless—including improved [...]

5 Common Pet Cancers and Their Warning Signs

By |2020-05-08T17:09:26+00:00May 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Cancer—the word strikes worry and fear in the heart of any pet owner, when referring to their beloved companion. Fortunately for your furry friend, medicine has made tremendous advancements in cancer research, and a cancer diagnosis is not always an immediate death sentence, as in the past. With early detection and diagnosis, we can create [...]

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. [...]