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Don’t Let Fleas Dog Your Dog – or Cat

Your pet is an easy target for parasites, and in southern California, we have several pests that can cause serious health issues for your animal companions. The most common are: Fleas. These tiny bugs feed on mammals and lay eggs in fur, as well as the carpets and furniture in your home. In addition to triggering […]

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Why You Should Take Your Cat to the Vet

According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, 83 percent of cats visit the vet at least once in their first year with their owners. However, over half of them never return to the vet in subsequent years. Although there is a commonly believed myth that cats are low-maintenance pets compared to dogs, cats still […]

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Importance of Senior Lab Testing

Did you know that the kidneys can lose 75 percent of their functionality before any symptoms are seen? Or that 40 percent of female dogs over the age of seven can have a silent urinary tract infection? Or that low thyroid levels (hypothyroidism) can be a common cause of obesity in older pets? Thankfully, there […]

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Why You Should Never Give Chocolate to Your Dog

Although chocolate is a tasty treat for humans, there are many reasons why you should never give your dog chocolate. Chocolate contains a compound called theobromine that dogs can’t metabolize and it acts like poison. However, it’s important to understand a bit more about how chocolate can affect the health of your pet dog. Chocolate […]

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Why Is Pet Insurance Important?

Pet insurance is important for any pet owner to care for your pet’s health when something unexpected happens. Having adequate health and medical insurance for your pet also means that you have less stress when you have to visit your vet for a checkup or diagnose and treat a health problem with your pet. Pet health […]

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Why Service Dogs are Important in the Community

Service dogs play an important role in the community to improve the quality of life of many people. Service dogs can be trained to assist people with diabetes, autism, cancer, and other illnesses. Trained dogs can help people who are visually impaired, deaf, or prone to seizures. Let’s look in more detail at the important […]

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How to Prevent Diabetes in Cats and Dogs

Unfortunately, diabetes in cats and dogs is on the rise. In fact, according to one report, the cases of diabetes in dogs have jumped by nearly 80% from 2006 until 2011.[1] Cats can also suffer from cases of diabetes. What can you do to prevent diabetes in cats and dogs? In this article, we will […]

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Foods You Should Never Share with Your Pet

While it’s natural to want to share tasty morsels with your pet, there definitely some foods that you should never share with your pet. Some foods that are fine for humans can upset your dog’s digestive system or even be poisonous. Food that you should never share with your pet can cause vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea, […]

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Flossing Your Dog’s Teeth – Is It Necessary?

Taking care of your dog’s dental health is just as important as regular exercise, having a good healthy diet, and making sure your dog has a regular check-up at the vets. In fact, caring for your dog’s oral health is just as important as caring for your own teeth and gums. Many dog owners ask […]

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Food You Can Safely Share with Your Pet

It’s only natural for pet owners to want to share some food with their pet dog or cat. Usually, dog and cat owners share morsels of food while they are eating at the dinner table or having a snack. So, knowing what food is safe to share with your furry friend can help bond your […]

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