All Paws on Deck: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Pet for a Stress-Free Veterinary Visit

By |2021-01-16T02:24:50+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 |2020-11-09T03:38:52+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 [...]

Is Your Pet Hiding Their Pain? How to Identify Pain in Your Pet

By |2020-09-17T01:03:26+00:00September 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

To coincide with human medicine’s Pain Awareness Month, the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management has designated September as Animal Pain Awareness Month. Our furry companions are excellent at providing comfort when we are ill or injured, yet they rarely ask us to return the favor. Despite your pet’s stoic nature, you may be able [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Don’t be a Victim: 10 Misconceptions About Heartworm Disease

By |2019-04-25T19:57:41+00:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Our veterinarians prescribe preventive medication and provide wellness recommendations because they want the absolute best for your pet, just like you do. However, there’s not enough time during your pet’s annual checkup for us to pass along all the information we would like. So, we present the following facts about heartworm disease to dispel some [...]

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