Pet Obesity: Is Your Pet At A Good Weight?

Pet Obesity: Is Your Pet At A Good Weight?

Did you know that pet obesity shortens lives and is a big (no pun intended) problem for many of our pets? An outstanding 58% of cats and 54% of dogs are overweight or obese. There is no doubt that being overweight negatively impacts a pet’s health and longevity. A large, lifetime study was done by…

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Animal Pain Awareness

Could Your Pet Be in Pain?

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, which gives us the perfect opportunity to talk about pain in older pets. Is your dog slower at getting up from a sitting or lying down position? Although your pet may be able to “warm up” and seem better, there is likely some pain and inflammation going on in…

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Truths about Online Pharmacies

5 Truths About Online Pharmacies

At Comal Pet Hospital, it is our policy to take every possible step to ensure that our patients receive the very best and safest pharmaceutical products available. This is especially important with life-threatening illnesses such as heartworm disease. However, we understand and empathize with the desire to find products that are less expensive. We know…

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Heart worm protection

Are your cat and dog on a consistent heartworm preventative?

More than a million pets in the U.S. have heartworm disease. Here in south Texas, because of our climate, consistent heartworm preventative is vital to your pet’s health. We are a hot spot for mosquitos. All it takes is one mosquito’s bite to infect your cat or dog with heartworms. Yes, you heard that correctly,…

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don't get caught in the heat

Don’t Get Caught in the Heat

Did you know that May 23 is National Heat Awareness Day? Learn more about leaving pets in hot cars. While you’re making your summer plans, don’t forget your pet. As you already know, this Texas heat can be hard to escape and can be especially hard on our furry friends. Keep your pet inside as…

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