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07 10 14 07 Doggie Makeover 08 Recipe from Rita's 10 Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch 11 Ask the Vet

12 Avoiding Cat-astrophe 14 Sports Medicine for Pets 16 Featured Organization 19 Summer Safety Tips 20 About Our Cover Models

Equine assisted learning: participant learning life skills with his equine partner close by for support and motivation.

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4 19 26 21 Calendar of Events 23 Pet Puzzlers 25 Adoptable Pets 26 Summer Lovin Pictures 28 Pet Directory of SA

Veronica Araiza Dr. Kristine Hawkins Dr. Lauren Severns

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Matt Appleby Dr. Kristine Hawkins Dr. Dan Kirby Amy Morgan Shannan Lamb Parker Kathy Payne Marlene Ring Dr. Tige Witsberger

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contributors LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER It's August and the dog days of summer are upon us. If you are planning any outdoor activities with your pets, make certain to take certain precautions. In this regard, Marlene Ring, of Pawsitive Solutions, provides us with some summer safety tips to keep your furry children out of danger from the San Antonio oven-like heat. Sports related injuries are also a possibility during this time of year, and Dr. Tige Witsberger, of Mission Veterinary Specialists, addresses this issue. Other topics include controlling the cat population, written by Dr. Kristine Hawkins, of the San Antonio Humane Society. North Park Subaru, is a large sponsor of Open Trails Ranch which provides therapeutic horse riding and there is a featured article by Amy Morgan. Have an active and safe end of summer with your pet. Sincerely,

Dana Raimondi Tell our advertisers you heard about them in Texas Dogs & CatsSan Antonio! The opinions of authors of articles in this Magazine are those of the writer or contributor and are not necessarily endorsed by the publisher, and the publisher has not conf irmed the accuracy of information contained in articles.

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DANA RAIMONDI is the publisher of Texas Dogs & Cats Magazine. She is a recent transplant to San Antonio from “the Windy City” but has become an admirer of the San Antonio cultural scene. Although a CPA, her true passion in life is the caring and welfare of animals. FRAN SHERMAN has been a freelance creative director/graphic designer since 1985. Throughout these years, she has designed a myriad of materials for a staggering number of companies, and she has won numerous graphic design awards for her work, many of them for magazine/publication design. RENEE SPADE is the owner of Renee Spade Photography. She has been spreading furry joy to pet parents with her photography/graphic design services and super-fun pet product line, The Jack & Spade Collection since 2005. DR. DAN KIRBY, DVM, graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M with a degree in Biomedical Science in 1979 and earned his DVM in 1984. Dr. Kirby has been the owner and director of Alamo Heights Pet Clinic since 1997. He uses both a conventional and a holistic approach to medicine. DAN GREENHOUSE , Sales Director, graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has been in magazine advertising sales his entire career. He currently is the “daddy” of two Bearded Collies and “grandpa” to an Italian Greyhound.

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DR. KRISTINE HAWKINS joined the San Antonio Humane Society in April of 2016. A Louisiana native, she grew up in the capitol of Baton Rouge. She attained her undergraduate degree in neurobiology at the University of Texas in Austin. She then returned home to complete her schooling at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2009. VERONICA ARAIZA is the Communication Associate for the San Antonio Humane Society. She is a recent graduate from UTSA and is a native to San Antonio. She currently shares her home with her Belgian Malinois, Darwin, and Shiba Inu mix, Emma.

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Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch | 28710 Boerne Stage Road | Boerne TX 78006

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How A Local Car Company Is Helping Horses Help Children. What if… you were a business that wanted to make your corporate giving program more meaningful? What if… you were a recent college graduate with a dream of using horses to help those with disabilities? What if the collaboration sparked synergy that continues to positively impact the lives of many across San Antonio? This perfect scenario came to fruition last fall, when North Park Subaru at Dominion was searching for a “Hometown Charity” to add to its “Share the Love” campaign. Customers who lease or buy a Subaru were allowed to select one of four charities to which the car dealership would donate $250 on their behalf. Stephen Markham, General Manager at North Park Subaru at Dominion, providentially heard of Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch, a therapeutic riding facility and scheduled a personal visit with Kate Vasquez, founder, executive director and instructor. He was so impressed with her work, and that of the other three instructors and physical therapists, he selected Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch as the dealership’s local beneficiary. The employees at North Park Subaru at Dominion passionately promoted Open T.R.A.I.L. to their customers, which led to a donation of $42,000 for the ranch. “It is the biggest donation we have ever received, and the first donation from a company,” Kate said. “We were speechless a group would believe in us so much to do that for us and our riders.” And the relationship between the ministry and the dealership continues. North Park Subaru at Dominion employee groups invest “sweat equity” on Open T.R.A.I.L workdays, clearing additional trails on the 100-plus acre land on 28710 Boerne Stage Road just 10 minutes from La Cantera. “It is incredible to see them, not just at their dealership vouching for us, but on their off-time coming out. They are completely invested in our riders and with our rescue horses,” Kate added. Open T.R.A.I.L. (which stands for Therapeutic Riding Actively Improving Lives) currently serves 60 riders weekly, with 12 horses. Funds from North Park Subaru at Dominion are building a new barn with additional equine stalls. Most of the ranch’s horses are rescued from an abusive or neglectful situation or were headed to the slaughterhouse. These rehabilitated horses, “give so much and differently once they realize they are no longer in danger,” Kate said, and are the perfect compliment to her riders, many of whom have come from similar situations or who have behavioral or psychological problems. “The horses have their own stories we can share with the kids,” she added, which is especially helpful for those in Equine Assisted Learning Therapy. A horse is a mirror image, she explained, which helps participants recognize and give voice to their emotions. The horse can advocate how the participant is feeling. “If they are angry, the horse will walk away; if they are anxious, the horse will show that emotion, too,” she said. “A lot (of participants) are foster kids or those who have had trauma, autism spectrum, or a learning disability that almost makes them unable to relate to others. They can learn how to properly socialize utilizing the horse.” Another equine therapy offered by Open T.R.A.I.L Ranch is the Therapeutic Riding Program for ambulatory riders with physical, emotional or cognitive special needs. The goal is for graduates to be able to ride unassisted anywhere safely. Hippotherapy is specialized physical therapy treatment on horseback. Participants may not be able to walk, but because the movement of the horse mimics walking, muscles are strengthened and range of motion increased, which can lead to an ability to take purposeful steps versus being in a wheelchair. “Really incredible stuff goes on you don’t get without the horse – they are our number one partner,” Kate said. Lastly, she teaches Vaulting, basically gymnastics on a horse. The small class promotes social skills, confidence and team building. Instructors and therapies are certified by PATH, an international accrediting agency. The new barn is scheduled for completion in May, and that, along with the arrival of several more horses in June, will provide access for additional riders to benefit from equine therapy. The ranch has been open since 2012, the year Churchill High School alum Vasquez graduated from college with a degree in psychology and special education. She crafted her degree always mindful of her goal to open a therapeutic riding facility. Texas Open T.R.A.I.L Ranch relies on volunteers to provide personal interaction and support for each rider and horse. Students as young as 14 can 10 be trained to participate in a variety of meaningful roles. Find Kate at opentrailranch.org for more information.

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Q: My 12 year old Beagle is getting very arthritic. What is a good supplement to give to him?

A: Hair balls themselves are not much of an issue and can be controlled with diet or supplements. My concern with consistant vomition is the possibility of other disease. I would recommend a good exam by your veterincJ.rian, evaluate diet, indoor vs outdoor, age etc. We must rule out other causes to include renal disease, inflammatory bowel disease, neoplasia, or other metabolic diseases. Dr. Kirby graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M with a degree in Biomedical Science in 1979 and earned his DVM in 1984. Dr. Kirby has been the owner and director of Alamo Heights Pet Clinic since 1997. His veterinary interests are surgery, internal medicine, ultrasonography, and rehabilitation therapy. He uses both a conventional and a holistic approach to medicine. Dr. Kirby treats dogs, cats, birds and exotics. Alamo Heights Pet Clinic: (210) 821-5544. Please email all questions for Dr. Kirby to Dana.texasdogsandcats@gmail.com.

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avoidingcat-astrophe and saving lives A

BY DR. KRISTINE HAWKINS

nimal overpopulation has plagued the United States for years. This is especially true in San Antonio. While typical puppy season ranges from March to October, cats can reproduce at any time due to the nature of their reproductive system. The ASPCA estimates that a fertile cat produces an average of 1 to 2 litters per year with the average size being from 4 to 6 kittens. Multiply this by the approximate number of intact stray cats (70,000) in the United States and you can see a potential “cat-astrophe” in our future!

This astronomical number can be decreased through TNR (trap-neuter-release) programs targeting feral cat populations in our area. Many people in San Antonio participate in trapping to help sterilize feral cats and prevent further litters. You can find more information about feral cats and how you can participate in TNR programs by visiting our website at SAhumane.org/ feral-cats or by visiting the San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition at sanantonioferalcats.org. Another way to help control this situation is to rescue and retrieve young kittens from feral mothers. If socialized properly, these babies can grow to seek human companionship and can be adopted out to loving homes rather than living off the street. Young kittens are especially at risk in the wild due to dangers from predators, accidents, and illness. They can have up to a 75% mortality rate before reaching maturity, a figure similar to their wild carnivore brethren. Without an immune system boosted by protective vaccinations, these kittens are prone to viral upper respiratory disease that can affect the eyes, nose, mouth, and lungs. Recent evidence of this unfortunate circumstance can be found at the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS). Odin, a tiny 14 ounce kitten, was abandoned at the Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic, operated by the SAHS, on the city’s Southside. This 3-week-old baby was found alone in a crate, caked in fleas, scabs, and waste. It was clear that Odin was suffering from an upper respiratory infection that was causing severe infection in both eyes. Though he was immediately placed on antibiotics and pain control, it was determined his right eye would require enucleation (removal). However, this serious surgical procedure would be extremely risky on a malnourished,

underweight kitten that weighed under a pound. Odin was set up in the SAHS medical clinic with warmth, antibiotics, pain medication, and all the delicious fattening food he could eat. He responded well to this new pampering and soon was purring in affection while gobbling down delicious gruel made from kitten formula and canned Purina Critical Nutrition. However, after a week his infection worsened and he developed an alarming fever of 104 degrees F. At this point we had to weigh the danger of a life-threatening infection against the riskiness of anesthesia and advanced surgery. Decision made, the SAHS staff sent positive vibes as tiny Odin (only 24 ounces!) underwent the removal of his right eye. Staff gratefully used donated diminutive ophthalmic (eye) surgery instruments to perform this risky pediatric surgery as gently and efficiently as possible. Though a little swollen, the change was like night and day. He went into foster care that evening, and it hasn’t taken him long to rediscover what it means to be a carefree kitten. Under a week after surgery, Odin is playing with his favorite toys, cuddling with his foster sister, and eating like a champion! His left remaining eye has continued to improve with time and medication. We are hopeful that his vision will eventually recover. Odin is a success case that many kittens born in the wild are not fortunate enough to experience. Please help us decrease these problems through vaccination, sterilization, and socialization. The SAHS offers low-cost wellness and spay/neuter services for feral and domestic cats at both our Fredericksburg location and the Brooks Spay/ Neuter Clinic. For more information on the services we offer, please visit SAhumane.org. Join us in being a part of the solution to pet overpopulation and homelessness!

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ports-related injuries are a common occurrence for people, and an accepted part of the risk associated with sports. The risk of injury is much the same for our pets, even if the “sport” is playing fetch!

BY TIGE WITSBERGER, DVM, DACVS

The owners of Duke, a young Labrador Retriever, experienced this firsthand when he was chasing a Frisbee and trotted back limping on his right rear leg. After a trip to the vet and a round of pain medication with no improvement, Duke was referred to an orthopedic specialist, who diagnosed a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL); a very similar injury to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in humans. Duke’s knee was surgically stabilized and after a couple of months, Duke was back to chasing Frisbees. This type of story is more common than most pet owners realize. Every pet has a different level of regular activity, depending on their personality, age, body condition, and health. The upper tier of activity includes the “professional” pet athletes – agility animals, flyball dogs, and herding dogs. The majority of our pets, however, fall into the “weekend warrior” category. These animals look forward to weekends at the dog park, playing fetch, or a long jog. Even pets who settle into a more sedentary category can experience a sports injury. In fact, a dog who is typically inactive can be at an increased risk for injury if he suddenly breaks into a sprint after a squirrel. The most common sports-related injuries are orthopedic. Ligament tears like Duke’s are one of the most prevalent, but elbow and shoulder injuries, hip problems, fractures, herniated spinal discs, and dislocated joints are also common. With young dogs, you can also see growth abnormalities. For any suspected injury, see your family veterinarian for an evaluation as soon as possible. Some injuries, like spinal damage, can be time-sensitive and have a short window of opportunity to give your pet the best chance for recovery. For other injuries, your family veterinarian may recommend a consultation with a board-certified surgeon. 14

Arthroscopy can now be used to treat many injuries with minimal discomfort for the patient. Shoulder ligament injuries, elbow bone chips, tarsal (ankle) and hip injuries, and even dysplasia can be treated with minimally invasive arthroscopy. More severe problems in joints can be treated with a total joint replacement procedure. No matter what your pet’s level of activity, there is a risk for sports-related injuries. Keep your pet in good body condition to give them the best tools for a healthy, injury-free life, and monitor them closely for any signs of lameness, difficulty going up and down stairs, abnormal gait, or stiffness. Check with your family veterinarian if you suspect your pet has a sports-related injury to determine what treatment or type of surgical intervention may be necessary to get your pet back to playing fetch, competing, or squirrel chasing! Dr. Tige Witsberger is a board-certified small animal surgeon and partner at MissionVet Specialty & Emergency. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After graduation, Dr. Witsberger completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at the University of Missouri. He then completed his three-year small animal surgical residency at Texas A&M University. Dr. Witsberger has special interest in minimally invasive surgery including arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy as well as minimally invasive fracture repair.

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P4H Therapy Dogs meet an extreme need in all situations, dealing with stroke, heart patients, burn survivors, mental and physical challenged individuals, amputees, geriatric patients, people with visible and invisible wounds such as PTSD and TBI, we also work with children at risk through our affiliation with the R.E.A.D. program. All of our dogs are owned and loved by their owners and go through approximately 12 weeks of training. All dog teams have to complete obedience training, earn their AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate, complete 4 weeks hands on therapy training where they are taught how to handle, talk to, and deal with any and all patrons if it be a patient, child, or Soldier. Every team must complete the training, pass their certification with Paws 4 Hearts, maintain a certain number of monthly visits, and recertify yearly. Teams are trained through positive reinforcement to be able to handle any situation, whether it be wheelchairs, IV poles, monitors, crutches, walkers, etc., they can handle it!! Prior to teams going to a facility they are tested and mentored by a senior dog team. Therapy dogs are trained to assist with depression, fine and gross motor coordination, trunk and shoulder stability, motivation, confidence, balance, speech, memory skills, problem solving, distraction from pain, walking difficulties, identification of naming objects, following 16

directions, attention to task and more. P4H is an extraordinary group of therapy dogs and we are honored to be requested and participate at numerous facilities in the south Texas area. We believe in public education and support all types of walk/runs, health fairs, and public education programs, school tours, education dog days of summer program, and literacy READ programs in schools. Our Mission is providing physical and emotional support, rehabilitation through pet assisted therapy. We accomplish this through the programs of Animal Assistant Activity and Animal Assisted Therapy. Our dogs provide unconditional love and understanding. We honor our fallen heroes by providing support and encouragement in rehabilitation, through pet assisted therapy and offer hope and inspiration to them all as well as their families. We offer encouragement to any person, or group of people in a rehabilitation environment through our pet assisted therapy and we promote education through public presentations to groups, educators, and health care workers. If you would like more information about us, become a working therapy dog team member, or attend our training class, please contact us at Paws4hearts@ymail.com or 210-325-3019.

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Dogs, in general, are intolerant of too much heat. Heatstroke normally happens when a dog loses his innate ability to regulate his body temperature. Dogs do not sweat all over their bodies the way humans do. Their body temperature is chiefly regulated by respiration such as panting. If a pooch’s respiratory tract fails to clear heat quickly enough, heatstroke may take place. It is important to protect Fido. So noticing the early signs of heat exhaustion will reduce the chances of canine heatstroke and death from heat exhaustion.

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Here are things to look for: • Restlessness • Excessive thirst • Heavy panting, lethargy, lack of appetite, dark tongue, rapid pulse, fever, vomiting, glazed eyes, dizziness, or lack of coordination. If your dog shows any of these symptoms after being exposed to high temperatures get him to air conditioning, lower his body temperature slowly and transport him to a veterinarian. Marlene Ring is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Her Dog Training business “PAWSitive Solutions Dog & Puppy Training” has been offering positive training for 17 years. Marlene shares her life with two rescue dogs, Dakota and Bliss.

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Here are some tips to keep him safe and comfortable. • Water, water, WATER! • Allow your dog access to lots of clean fresh water. • Add ice cubes to make it cooler. Leave your dog at home while running errands. Even if the temperature outside is only 80°, inside a car it can rise to 160° very quickly even with the windows open. Wet your dog’s head with a moist towel before you leave for your walk. As his hair catches the breeze it will cool him down.Wet his whole body anytime he’s outside for long periods of time.

Have a “Pooch-cicle” Give your dog chicken or beef broth ice cubes as treats. Add chicken or bacon to make it even yummier! I always incorporate these tips when exercising and training to avoid heat exhaustion. Noticing the early signs will reduce the chances of canine heatstroke and death.

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hen touring Rebecca Creek Distillery, it’s hard to miss Bear and Kaikoura. Each weighing more than 110 pounds, the two-year-old Newfoundlands are often seen exploring, meeting new friends in the Distillery’s dog park, or playing with the toys onsite for all four-legged friends visiting the Distillery. While Bear is constantly racing through the dog park’s obstacle course and can’t seem to sit still, Kaikoura is perfectly content staying close to owner Brad Baldwin, head distiller at Rebecca Creek, coercing him into another game of tug-of-war with her favorite rope toy. Brad keeps an eye on the friendly (and slobbery) Bear and extremely loyal Kaikoura, especially during the Distillery’s weekly “Whiskey & Wags” event, where, every Sunday, dog owners are encouraged to

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bring their pups to enjoy the weather, a few handcrafted cocktails made with Rebecca Creek Distillery’s awardwinning spirits, and a game of fetch or two for the dogs. Founded in 2009 by Steve Ison, Rebecca Creek Distillery was the first legal distillery in South Texas since Prohibition. It has since grown to become one of the largest craft distilleries in North America with nearly 85,000 cases sold annually. Its product lineup includes Rebecca Creek Whiskey, Texas Ranger Whiskey, Enchanted Rock Vodka, and Enchanted Rock Peach Vodka. The Distillery offers free tours on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and its tasting room and gift shop are open-to-the-public for group tastings and private events for up to 500 people. Dogs and their owners are welcome to enjoy the dog park and the Distillery’s grounds.

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Penny Paws offers affordable cat and dog vaccinations, microchipping services, heartworm testing and prevention, flea and tick prevention and toenail trimming. They have a licensed veterinarian on site at each location. SATURDAY - AUGUST 5TH Clinic 9 am Until 11 am Cricket Wireless - 1534 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX 78218 Clinic 12 pm Until 2 pm Camp Bow Wow - 11931 Jones Maltsberger, San Antonio, TX 78216 Clinic 3 pm Until 5 pm 99 Cent Store - 2942 Thousand Oaks Dr., San Antonio TX 78247 SATURDAY - AUGUST 12TH Clinic 9 am Until 11 am Great Hills Dentists - 1532 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130 Clinic 12 pm Until 2 pm CVS - 2020 S. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX 78130 Clinic 3 pm Until 5 pm Advance Auto - 4490 I-35 Business, New Braunfels, TX 78130 Clinic 9 am Until 11 am 99 Cent Store - 4350 Callaghan Rd., San Antonio, TX 78228 Clinic 12 pm Until 2 pm Advance Auto - 8402 Bandera Rd., San Antonio, TX 78250 Clinic 3 pm Until 5 pm 99 Cent Store - 2942 Thousand Oaks Dr., San Antonio TX 78247 SATURDAY - AUGUST 19TH Clinic 9 am Until 11 am Ace Hardware - 1150 FM 2673, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 Clinic 12 pm Until 2 pm CVS - 8268 FM 2673, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 Clinic 3 pm Until 5 pm CVS - 19995 Hwy 46, Spring Branch, TX 78070 And Clinic 9 am Until 11 am O'Reilly Auto Parts - 4503 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX 78212 Clinic 12 pm Until 2 pm Auto Zone - 2315 Lockhill Selma Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230 Clinic 3 pm Until 5 pm 99 Cent Store - 2942 Thousand Oaks Dr., San Antonio TX 78247 And Clinic 9 am Until 11 am Pet Supplies Plus - 5710 Walzem Rd., San Antonio, TX 78218 Clinic 12 pm Until 2 pm Pet Supplies Plus - 3133 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217 Clinic 3 pm Until 5 pm Pet Supplies Plus - 5809 Babcock Rd., San Antonio TX 78240 SATURDAY - AUGUST 26TH Clinic 9 am Until 11 am CVS - 210 I-35 Bus, New Braunfels, TX 78130 Clinic 12 pm Until 2 pm ** CVS - 2020 S. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX 78130 Clinic 3 pm Until 5 pm ** Dollar General - 11105 Toepperwein Rd.,Live Oak 78233 And Clinic 9 am Until 11 am ** Auto Zone - 15102 Nacogdoches, San Antonio, TX 78247 ​Clinic 12 pm Until 2 pm ** Advance Auto - 16502 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247 Clinic 3 pm Until 5 pm ** 99 Cent Store - 2942 Thousand Oaks Dr., San Antonio TX 782477

SUNDAYS IN AUGUST Rebecca Creek Distillery encourages dogs owners to bring their pups for "Whiskey & Wags," where owners can enjoy handcrafted cocktails, while their fourlegged friends are free to race through the obstacle course, make new friends in the dog park, and play with the dozens of toys lying around the property. EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT Yappy Hour at Pet Supplies Plus MacArthur, Camelot and Babcock location from 5pm-9pm. Enjoy special savings on your pet's favorite brands! During the month of August Pet Supplies Plus will be spotlighting Fromm Family Pet Food. EVERY SATURDAY 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Wellness Clinic at Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic (8034 City Base Landing, 78235) Low-income wellness clinics are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis as time allows. Services Offered include vaccinations, microchipping, nail trim, wormer, heartworm test (dogs), and advantage multi. Please visit SAhumane.org/wellnessclinic for pricing and information.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST Special 80’s Yappy Hour at Ritas on the River from 6-8PM (245 E. Commerce St) Happy hour specials, doggy menu, live entertainment, giveaways, and special costume contest! There will be free parking (city garages and meters). For more information, contact Ritas at 210-227-7482. THURSDAY, AUGUST 10TH SNAP Mobile Vaccinations - at Pet Supplies Plus Camelot (6pm-8pm). SNAP will be at Pet Supplies Plus Camelot location from 6pm-8pm to provide low cost pet vaccinations for dogs and cats. No appointment needed – first come, first serve. SATURDAY, AUGUST 12TH Wellness Clinics at the San Antonio Humane Society (4804 Fredericksburg Rd., 78229) from 8AM12 PM. Low-income wellness clinics are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis as time allows. Services Offered include vaccinations, microchipping, nail trim, wormer, heartworm test (dogs), and advantage multi. Please visit SAhumane.org/ wellness-clinic for pricing and information. SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH Clips for Tips (Toe Nail Saturdays) - at Pet Supplies Plus Camelot (12pm-2pm) and Babcock (3pm-5pm). Stop by Pet Supplies Plus Camelot or Babcock location every 3rd Saturday of the Month and their professional groomers will trim your pup’s nails for tips. No appointment necessary. **Proof of Rabies vaccination certificate is required for all dogs at time of service. THURSDAY, AUGUST 24TH SNAP Mobile Vaccinations - at Pet Supplies Plus Camelot (6pm-8pm). SNAP will be at Pet Supplies Plus Camelot location from 6pm-8pm to provide low cost pet vaccinations for dogs and cats. No appointment needed – first come, first serve. SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH Wellness Clinics at the San Antonio Humane Society (4804 Fredericksburg Rd., 78229) from 8AM12 PM. Low-income wellness clinics are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis as time allows. Services Offered include vaccinations, microchipping, nail trim, wormer, heartworm test (dogs), and advantage multi. Please visit SAhumane.org/wellnessclinic for pricing and information. San Antonio Pets Alive Tail Waggin Adoption Event - at Pet Supplies Plus MacArthur location from 10am-2pm. San Antonio Pets Alive - Tail Waggin' will be pulling up to Pet Supplies Plus MacArthur location with a truck load of adorable pets looking for a forever home! Come by early and find your new best friend!

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PET DIRECTORY OF SAN ANTONIO ANIMAL HOSPITALS &

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Barbara’s Canine Clip “n" Bows.... 18

PET FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS/WINERIES

4 Paws Animal Hospital.............. 18

Bluebonnet Bunk n Biscuit.......... 18

Rebecca Creek Distillery............ 20

North Star Animal Hospital........ 22

Grooming By Gloria................... 24

Rita's on the River......................... 9

Penny Paws Animal Clinic........... 24

Hill Country Pet Ranch................ 22 K9 Country Club & Training........ 24

EMERGENCY & SPECIALTY

Linda’s Pet Grooming................. 24

PET MORTUARY AND CREMATION SERVICES/HOSPICE

Missionvet Specialty

North Star Animal Hospital..... 22

Bluebonnet Pet Crematory......... 24

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Pawderosa Ranch (2 Locations)... 1

Paws in Heaven.......................... 11

Pet Galaxy.................................. BC

The Pet Loss Center..................... 3

BANKS

Pet Supplies Plus........................ 22

Frost Bank.................................. 22

PET PHOTOGRAPHERS/ART MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS

BOARDING KENNELS & DAYCARE FACILITIES Bluebonnet Bunk n Biscuit.......... 18 Grooming By Gloria................... 24 Hill Country Pet Ranch................ 22 K9 Country Club & Training Academy.................. 24 North Star Animal Hospital........ 22 Pawderosa Ranch (2 Locations)... 1 Pawsitive Solutions..................... 18 Pet Galaxy.................................. BC CAR DEALERSHIPS North Park Subaru......................IFC

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Dr. Patricia Dinger....................... 18 MOVING SERVICES Reliable Movers............................ 2

RETAIL STORES /SHOPPING PLAZAS Walgreens.................................... 7

NOT FOR PROFIT Paws 4 Hearts............................ 17 San Antonio Humane Society..... 13 OBEDIENCE TRAINERS Bluebonnet Bunk n Biscuit.......... 18 Hill Country Pet Ranch................ 22 K9 Country Club & Training Academy.............. 24 Pawsitive Solutions..................... 18 Pet Galaxy.................................. BC Sit Means Sit................................. 2 PET BOUTIQUES/PRODUCTS/ SPECIALTY/STORES/SUPPLIES Pet Supplies Plus........................ 22

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CLIENTS SAY IT BEST! “Dr. Howard was absolutely amazing! I spent over 2 hours with her and not once did she make me feel rushed or like it was time to go. She was extremely thorough and compassionate. It's never easy discussing cancer treatments for your fur baby, but she made me feel comfortable and at ease. If we decide treatment is best for our boy, we will definitely be back under Dr. Howard's care. Thank you, Dr. Howard!” Kole’s Mom, Kathryn

Megan Sutton Howard, DVM Head of Oncology Dr. Howard is committed to providing a personal and comprehensive approach, creating a customized treatment plan that meets the specific needs of you and your pet. MissionVet Specialty & Emergency is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for pets living with cancer. She may be reached at: DrHoward@mission.vet. Advanced Imaging  Dentistry & Oral Surgery  Dermatology & Allergy  Emergency Care General Surgery & Orthopedics  Internal Medicine ● Neurology & Neurosurgery ● Oncology

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