Summer Activities For Pet Owners

A boy playing soccer with his dog.

During the summer, temperatures can reach well over 100 degrees in most parts of the state. This makes it hard to take your usual walks with your dog and catnip-fueled feather string battles with your cat. The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital has compiled a list of fun activities to entertain your pet (and you) in the summer months.

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Avoiding Pancreatitis in Pets this Holiday Season

San Antonio cat and dog at holiday meal.

As the holiday season approaches, it is time to take a moment to reflect on pet safety. As activities and gatherings start to happen, it gets difficult to consider all the potential hazards for your animals. Doing a little prep work on the front end is likely a little more manageable, though. 

Most of us know to avoid tinsel for kitties and chocolate for dogs, but have you thought about the risk of pancreatitis over the holidays? Keep reading to learn Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital’s best tips for preventing pancreatitis in pets.

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How to Keep Your Pet Safe While Traveling this Summer

Pet safety while traveling.

Summer is a time when people look forward to vacations, whether it’s an outing close to home or exploring new places further away. People naturally want to take their pets along to share in these adventures. As part of arranging travel plans, it’s important to first consider if your activities are suited for pets. Will you need air travel? How will your pet handle a hotel stay? Some pets may have a better time at home or in a boarding facility. If bringing your dog or cat along is a key part of making memories, traveling with your furry friends can be less stressful for everyone with some planning.

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