Halloween Pet Safety Tips for San Antonio Pet Parents

No matter if you’re hosting a costume party, passing out treats to the kids, or will be out trick-or-treating yourself, it’s important to take your pet’s safety into account for this holiday season! Our animal hospital in San Antonio has put together a comprehensive list of Halloween pet safety tips. Have a happy (and safe!) Halloween! Halloween Hazards & Helpful Tips Halloween poses many unique dangers to our pets. Use these tips to ensure your pet enjoys this scary holiday along with the whole family! Supervise pets around decorations. Whether you have spider webs in your yard, jack-o’-lanterns on the
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Tick Protection in San Antonio

Ticks haven’t always been touted as a serious concern in Texas. However, in the past few years, tick populations seem to be growing. Common ticks in Texas include the Lone Star tick, the American dog tick, the brown dog tick, and the black-legged tick. These ticks are known carriers of several tick-borne diseases including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis. While these diseases are treatable if caught early, they can leave lingering side effects. Tick protection is the only way to fully prevent tick diseases from affecting the life of your pet and your family. Our animal
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Summer Pet Safety in San Antonio

San Antonio gets particularly hot weather in the summers, but that’s not news to you! What may be more interesting to learn is how this heat affects your pet. Dogs and cats can’t sweat like we do, so their capacity for heat is lower. While cats are typically indoors and can enjoy the AC just like you, your dog is a different matter. They require exercise, play time, and relieve themselves outside. For them, the heat is inescapable, but you can help them make it more bearable! Additionally, parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes (which carry heartworms) are more
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