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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Feeding Your Pet for Optimal Health

By |2021-03-03T00:42:02+00:00November 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

What is a nutritious, healthy diet for your pet? How do you wade through the marketing, the latest fad foods, and pet food labels to make a decision? How much should you feed your pet so they are a healthy weight? At Southwest Vet, we can help you select the most nutritional diet program for [...]

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