Summer means getting outdoors, getting on the road, and getting your barbeque on—but it can also be hazardous for your pet. Here are some tips to make sure you and your furry friend have the best summer ever! • Heat kills—never leave your pet in a car, even for a quick trip! On a sunny … Read moreSafe Fun in the Summertime
Canine influenza (CIV) is an extremely contagious respiratory disease that affects dogs of all ages. This disease is particularly of concern to dogs in shelters, boarding facilities, rescue groups, and in other places where canines congregate. CIV concerns in our area are highly elevated at the moment—the latest update reveals that there have been: 7 … Read moreCanine Influenza Has Struck Again
Have you downloaded PetDesk yet?It’s the super-easy way to manage your pet’s care right from your phone. You can see vaccine history, view our office hours, refill prescriptions, set reminders, and keep track of your pet’s to-do list with us and other pet professionals. One of the most convenient features of PetDesk is the ability … Read moreTap, Tap Slide, Appointment Made!
I get asked this quite a bit, and it’s important for pet parents to understand that dogs and cats age much more rapidly than humans, which means diseases and illness progress quicker as well. Once they enter that senior stage of life—typically at about 7 years old—pets are more at risk of conditions like diabetes, … Read moreAsk Dr. Edsall: Does My Older Pet Need to See the Vet More?
Barbeques, fireworks, and fun—the 4th of July is a great holiday, but it can bring some hazards for your pet. Here are some tips for keeping your animal friend safe while you celebrate: Fireworks are cool, but the racket is terrifying for many animals. Keep your pets at home and inside with calm music … Read moreFive for the 4th: Pet Safety Tips
Q: Why are foxtails so dangerous for animals? And how do I keep them off my pet? A: Foxtails are so dangerous because not only can they work their way into any part of your dog or cat, but the actual seeds are very tough and don’t break down. They are hard to find in a … Read moreAsk Dr. Edsall: Foxtails Are No Fun
Lots of people struggle with allergies this time of year—but it’s not just humans who suffer. May is Pet Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and with all the rain we’ve had this past winter, you can bet there will be a “super-bloom” of itching, scratching and sneezing. Grass, dust, pollen and other environmental allergens can … Read moreIs Your Pet Itching For Relief?
If you have a pet over 3, chances are very good that your animal friend has the beginnings of periodontal disease. This condition can significantly impact a pet’s quality of life, resulting in mouth pain, gum infections, and tooth loss. At advanced stages, it can even cause serious illness. National Pet Dental Health Month … Read moreNational Pet Dental Health Month is in February
The Tour of Paso bike ride is coming up, and we’re going to be there! This event takes participants on a gorgeous back road ride throughout Paso Robles Wine Country, where they can enjoy all the scenic beauty of our community, including the stunning wildflowers. The best part about this event is that it supports the Cancer Support … Read moreThe Tour of Paso Bike Ride
An excessive level of vitamin D has been found in some Hill’s canned diets for dogs—these include Science Diets and Prescription Diets. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, overconsumption of it can lead to potential health issues, which are dependent on the level of vitamin D consumed and how long a dog … Read moreHill’s Canned Dog Food Recall