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  • What is Xylitol?
    What is Xylitol? Xylitol is an artificial sweetener commonly found in sugar-free gum, sugar-free candies and even some brands of toothpaste. While safe for human consumption, in dogs xylitol is metabolized Read more
  • Feline and Canine Resorptive Lesions
    Feline and Canine Resorptive Lesions Hearing the term resorptive lesion during an exam of your pet’s mouth can be confusing. It is a very strange concept but one that is very critical Read more
  • Foxtails
    Foxtails With summer and dry weather comes a greater risk of grass seed, commonly known as “foxtail,” infections for your pet. Foxtails are commonly found lodged in your pets’ paws, ears, Read more
  • Flea Quiz
    Flea Quiz While fleas are present in our area year-round and flea control is necessary year-round, the warmth of summer enables fleas to complete their reproductive cycle at a faster rate, Read more
  • Summer Time: The heat is on!
    Summer Time: The heat is on! Summer weather reminds us of pool parties, longer evenings, and beach trips, but to our pets the summer heat can be a potential hazard. Heat exhaustion Read more
  • Pet Protection: Fleas & Heartworms
    Pet Protection: Fleas & Heartworms Summer is here and with our drought conditions we have seen even more fleas and ticks about. These pesky insects are a problem in our area year-round, Read more
  • Leptosporosis
    Leptosporosis Leptosporosis, or lepto as it is commonly called, is an emerging infectious disease that poses a risk to both pets and humans. It is also zoonotic, meaning it can be Read more
  • Why Spay Or Neuter Your Pet?
    Why Spay Or Neuter Your Pet? Everyone knows that spaying and neutering are important steps to prevent unplanned pregnancies. Millions of unwanted dogs are euthanized in shelters every day. Dog breeding Read more
  • Rabies
    Rabies Rabid bats are front page news lately….however, you may not realize that rabies is around us all the time. January 1st 2015 the California Department of Public Health released a report Read more
  • Giardia: Infections in Pets and People
    Giardia Infections in Pets and People Giardia is a microscopic parasite that lives in an animal’s intestine. Pets become infected when they come into contact with giardia in water or soil that Read more
  • Dental X-Rays
    Dental X-Rays Dental x-rays are an important part of your pet’s dental health care. As the majority of the tooth lies under the gums, the only way to evaluate the root Read more
  • Skin Infections
    Skin Infections Skin infections, also called “pyoderma,” are commonly seen problems in both dogs and cats. These infections often present as scabs and crusty lesions or may look similar to peeling Read more
  • Puppy and Kitten Packages
    Puppy and Kitten Packages Many people don’t realize all of the initial care required for puppies and kittens. Just like human babies, they require vaccines and regular exams to ensure that Read more
  • K-Laser
    K-Laser K-Laser is a treatment that is becoming increasingly popular in both the human and animal medical fields. K-Laser was FDA approved in 2002, but has been used in other countries Read more
  • Cat Care Wednesdays
    Cat Care Wednesdays We believe preventative care is just as important for our cats as for our canine friends. Although most cats spend their days lounging, sleeping and eating, they may Read more