Everyone Wins With Summer Pet Safety

San Antonio’s average summer heat index ranks in the top 10 hottest U.S. cities, but we can handle it! In fact, we’re known to embrace (or at least happily tolerate) our sweltering conditions, but what about the pets we share our lives with? Here are the top summer pet safety tips to beat the Texas heat.

They may be just as tough as we are – until they’re not. Undoubtedly, heat exhaustion and heatstroke are very real threats to summer pet safety. Reduce risks to your pet with our tips that aim to keep your pet cool and comfortable this summer and all year long.

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Veterinary Acupuncture for Better Health and Well-Being

veterinary acupunctureAs an ancient healing technique originating in Asia some 2,000-4,000 years ago, acupuncture is embraced by western medicine as an incredible adjunct treatment for overall health. Used to treat a variety of conditions, this modality has recently been woven into modern veterinary medicine as an effective, minimally invasive way to encourage the same health benefits in our animal friends.

Because veterinary acupuncture is relatively unknown, the team at Ten West would like to inform pet owners about this wonderful treatment option.

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Inflamed? Consider Pet Allergy Testing

Just like us, animals can suffer from allergies with seasonal symptoms or ones that last throughout the year. However, instead of constantly sneezing, wheezing, or wiping away tears, a pet with allergies experiences itchy skin. As the skin becomes more inflamed from constant scratching, secondary yeast or bacterial infections occur. This physical state can be absolutely maddening (for you and your pet), making pet allergy testing a viable option.

What is That?

Most commonly, pets are allergic to fleas, pollen, molds, mites, and dander. Either immediately or over time, owners may notice excessive dander, a slight odor, and various problems on the skin, such as pimples, scabs, redness, and hair loss. Also:

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