Keeping Pet Rabbits and Guinea Pigs Healthy

 Rabbits and guinea pigs can make great family pets. They are social creatures and have funny, unique personalities. They can be great for someone who may be allergic to dogs or cats. But rabbits and guinea pigs require some special care that many may not be aware of....

Halloween Dangers for Pets

Keep all candy, sweets and chocolate out the reach of your pets. Ingestion of large amount of sugary foods can cause gastrointestinal upset leading to vomiting, diarrhea or pancreatitis. Chocolate has an ingredient in it called theobromine that is very toxic and the...

What Is Laser Therapy?

 You may have heard a little about using laser therapy in both human and animal medicine to help with disorders like sports injuries and arthritis. But there is so much more to it than that. Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970’s and was cleared by the...

Heat Stroke: Keep Your Pets Cool and Safe

 This summer has been an extremely hot one! So let’s make sure that our furry friends are out of the heat and out of harms way. With the high temperatures we experience every year it is important to understand how our pets are affected by the heat and how to keep them...

Not All Service Animals are the Same

Service animals, therapy animals, emotional support animals- they are all the same, right? Wrong! These are not just different names for the same type of animal, but each perform very different tasks. Each category can be performed by diverse types of animals but for...

FeLV: Feline Leukemia Virus

 Feline Leukemia Virus is a very serious disease of cats. It is a retrovirus that is spread from cat to cat via secretions: saliva and blood being the most common. An infected cat may pass on the virus by grooming another cat, via blood or saliva from cat fights, or...

Vaccinating Against Kennel Cough

 There’s a new type of Kennel Cough vaccination that is actually given orally. It’s so much easier to give and it’s also more effective than the traditional injectable type of vaccination. So, what makes this vaccine so different? To answer that we have to look at how...

Pet Dental Health

 Most people don’t realize that taking care of their pet’s teeth is just as important as taking care of their own. Just like with humans, dental disease in pets can lead to disease elsewhere in the body such as the heart, liver and kidneys. Seventy percent of cats and...

Holiday Dangers for Pets

 The holidays are here, and it is such a fun and special time! Most of us want to include our furry family members in on all the fun that the season has to offer, but we need to make sure we keep them safe as well. Here are some tips to do just that: Make sure that...

Reducing Stress with Your Vet Visit

 We strive to make each visit with your pet as stress free as possible- both for you and your pet! Here are a few ways we try to make your visit as easy as possible: There are many triggers for your pet that can cause them stress. Everything from their carrier, the...

Halloween Dangers for Pets

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner. Halloween is very fun for people but can be a dangerous and scary time for our pets. Here are some helpful tips on how to keep your dogs and cats safe and healthy this Halloween. Keep all candy, sweets...

Reducing Stress With Your Vet Visit

We strive to make each visit with your pet as stress free as possible- both for you and your pet! Here are a few ways we try to make your visit as easy as possible: There are many triggers for your pet that can cause them stress. Everything from their carrier, the car...

Senior Pet Care

Our pets are living longer than ever before thanks in part to advances in veterinary care. But with their advancing age comes potential problems. Here are a few ways to help keep your senior pets as happy and healthy as possible through their “golden years”. Both dogs...

Battling Allergies in Pets

Skin allergies are one of the most common problems we veterinarians see on a daily basis.  It can be a very frustrating problem for the doctor, the owner and the pet.  Signs of skin allergies can include itchiness, dry flaky skin, chewing at the feet, ear infections...

Heat Stroke: Keep Your Pets Cool and Safe

 We are already experiencing some very hot days and summer is upon us.  So, let’s make sure that our furry friends are out of the heat and out of harm’s way.  With the high temperatures we experience every year it is important to understand how our pets are affected...

Toxic Springtime Plants

 Spring has definitely sprung, and with it comes beautiful flowers!  We love having gorgeous and sweet smelling blooms to brighten up the home, but if we have pets then we need to be aware that many of our favorite flowers are actually highly toxic to dogs and cats....

Tips When Adopting a New Pet

If you are looking to add a furry family member, please consider first searching your local shelters and rescues.  There are so many highly adoptable animals that need homes!  Here are some good tips to keep in mind when preparing for the arrival of your new friend...

The Battle of the Bulge: Obesity in Our Pets

Summer is here and it’s the time of year that we all start to focus on how we look in our swimsuits.  But let’s not forget about our pets.  Did your dog or cat overindulge with you this winter season?  Perhaps snuck a few too many tidbits of ham or turkey at Easter...

Traveling with Your Pet

Any sort of travel with your pet can be fun but also stressful, not only for you but for your pet.  Here are some tips to make preparations and travel time easier for all involved. First of all, it is recommended to have your pet get a full check-up with their...

Managing a Diabetic Pet

 It can be very scary to hear that your pet has just been diagnosed with diabetes.  What does this mean for you and for your beloved pet?  What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that occurs when there is a lack of insulin being made by the pancreas, which results in...

Keeping Pet Rabbits and Guinea Pigs Healthy

Rabbits and guinea pigs can make great family pets.  They are social creatures and have funny, unique personalities.  They can be great for someone who may be allergic to dogs or cats.  But rabbits and guinea pigs require some special care that many may not be aware...

Halloween Dangers for Pets

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner.  Halloween is very fun for people but can be a dangerous and scary time for our pets. Here are some helpful tips on how to keep your dogs and cats safe and healthy this Halloween. Keep all candy,...

Inappropriate Urination In Dogs and Cats

Inappropriate urination problems can be very frustrating and concerning to pet owners.  Before coming to the conclusion that your pet is acting out or mad at you, let’s discuss some other reasons why this may be occurring. If your dog or cat suddenly starts urinating...

Behavioral Problems with Our Pets

 Our pets are like our family, but because they can’t talk to us to tell us if they are stressed, bored or ill sometimes our dogs and cats will try to let us know what they are feeling in some unpleasant ways.  Our furry friends may start to show destructive...

Heat Stroke: Keep Your Pets Cool and Safe

 We are already experiencing some very hot days and summer is upon us.  So let’s make sure that our furry friends are out of the heat and out of harms way.  With the high temperatures we experience every year it is important to understand how our pets are affected by...

Reducing Stress with Your Vet Visit

 We strive to make each visit with your pet as stress free as possible- both for you and your pet!  Here are a few ways we try to make your visit as easy as possible: There are many triggers for your pet that can cause them stress.  Everything from their carrier, the...

Heartworm Awareness

 April was Heartworm Awareness Month.  But even though April has passed that does not make Heartworm Disease any less important.  Heartworm disease is usually thought of as a problem only in the South and on the East Coast.  But Southern California has seen several...

Keeping Pet Rabbits and Guinea Pigs Healthy

Rabbits and guinea pigs can make great family pets.  They are social creatures and have funny, unique personalities.  They can be great for someone who may be allergic to dogs or cats.  But rabbits and guinea pigs require some special care that many may not be aware...

Signs of Pain in our Pets

 All owners want to make sure that their pets are comfortable; however, most owners don’t know what signs to watch for in order to know if their pets are experiencing pain.  Most think that if their pet is not crying out or whimpering then they are not painful, but...

Tips when Adopting a New Pet

 If you are looking to add a furry family member please consider first searching your local shelters and rescues.  There are so many highly adoptable animals that need homes!  Here are some good tips to keep in mind when preparing for the arrival of your new friend...

Pet Dental Health

 Most people don’t realize that taking care of their pet’s teeth is just as important as taking care of their own.  Just like with humans, dental disease in pets can lead to disease elsewhere in the body such as the heart, liver and kidneys.  Seventy percent of cats...

Traveling with Your Pet

Any sort of travel with your pet can be fun but also stressful, not only for you but for your pet. Here are some tips to make preparations and travel time easier for all involved. First of all, it is recommended to have your pet get a full check-up with their...

Traveling with Your Pet

Any sort of travel with your pet can be fun but also stressful, not only for you but for your pet.  Here are some tips to make preparations and travel time easier for all involved. First of all, it is recommended to have your pet get a full check-up with their...

Behavioral Problems with Our Pets

Our pets are like our family, but because they can’t talk to us to tell us if they are stressed, bored or ill sometimes our dogs and cats will try to let us know what they are feeling in some unpleasant ways.  Our furry friends may start to show destructive behaviors,...