One of the most common reasons that cats and dogs visit us is their constant scratching or licking often related to allergies. For many pets, this is a seasonal condition. But for others it can become a constant, year-long battle. This month we’ll explore pet allergies and how you can help your pets be comfortable. […]

Just like people, pets age. And as they do their needs, nutritional requirements and activity levels change. This month’s newsletter focuses upon what to expect as your pet ages. Pet Age From a relative perspective, pets "age" faster than people. But the definition of a "senior" pet varies by species, breed and overall size (larger […]

Overview In northern California and across all states in the U.S., heartworm is a serious affliction that can impact your pet. Pets that contract heartworm are exposed to a lengthy treatment and recovery process. And, unfortunately, not all pets survive. The good news is that prevention is easy and effective requiring only a single chewable […]

If our pets are like many of us, they may have over-indulged in meals and treats over the holidays. Unfortunately, overweight or obese pets are becoming increasingly common and it’s a battle we have to tackle together. Today, it is estimated that 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight […]

This month’s newsletter focuses upon bringing a new pet into your life. The decision to "expand your family" often happens quickly and with great excitement (as it should be!). Yet as the holidays approach, we would like to share considerations when selecting a pet. Evaluate Your Lifestyle Before adopting a pet (young or old), it’s […]

This month we focus upon how to keep your pet healthy and comfortable through easy and effective grooming techniques. Not only will your pet be happier, they will look great for the upcoming holidays. Regular Brushing The easiest and most beneficial grooming activity is brushing your pet’s coat. Regular brushing not only removes tangled and […]

We wanted to highlight several questions you should always feel free to ask your veterinarian — and might inspire other inquiries. So, please ask away! We’re here to help maximize the health, happiness, comfort and longevity of your pet. 1. Why is my pet being taken to the back room? During an office visit, it […]

As a provider of your pet’s care, we would like to highlight the emergence of canine influenza—a highly infectious disease that is occurring with increasing frequency in our area and across the country. Our objective is to inform and educate pet owners about the sources, symptoms, severity and treatment of this emerging health issue. Our […]

The summer is here, and it’s a great time to be out and about with your pets. But be aware at this time of year there are small seeds from grass-like weeds, called foxtails, that can embed themselves in your pet’s feet, ears, eyes, mouth and skin. These hard, fish hook-like seeds produce tremendous discomfort […]

This month’s newsletter focuses upon how to safely exercise with your pet during hot summer days. How Your Pet Keeps Cool Unlike humans who reduce body temperature via the evaporative effects of sweating, our furry friends primarily cool down by expending heat through panting. Secondarily, pets can lower their body temperature by sweating through skin […]