Statistics show that after their initial kitten vaccinations, cats see the vet about half as often as dogs. The #1 reason? Pet owners say their cats hate going to the vet—and they put up a terrifying fight. Here are some things you can do to ease the stress and anxiety for you and your cat. … Read moreGot A Scaredy-Cat? Here’s Help!
While it’s great that pet owners are putting so much thought into their pet’s diets, the truth is that grain-free pet foods and those with exotic protein sources may not be the healthiest choice for your pet. A study done at the University of California at Davis College of Veterinary Medicine has found that there … Read moreGrain-Free Diets and DCM in Dogs
Back-to-school preparations create a lot of stress for a lot of families. While we rush to get the kids ready in time, we often don’t realize that the transition is rough on our pets, too. Pets get used to the extra attention they receive in the summer when family members tend to stay home more … Read moreBack-to-School Season is Stressful for Our Pets, Too
World Rabies Day is on September 28th, and vets around the country use this opportunity to educate people on the dangers of this disease and the proper ways to prevent it. Rabies is an RNA virus of the rhabdovirus family and is a viral infection that is spread mainly from the bite of an infected … Read moreIs Your Pet Vaccinated Against Rabies
Wade into Dog Splash Days of Templeton September 8th & 9th Celebrate the end of summer with your favorite pooch at the 12th Annual Dog Splash Days, happening Saturday and Sunday September 8 – 9 at Templeton Community Pool. In 2017, 250 dogs participated in this event., which is extremely popular with locals and tourists … Read moreDog Splash Days is Back!
Summer means getting outdoors, hitting 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 70-degree … Read moreSafe Fun for Pets in the Summertime
Have you heard about our referral program at Las Tablas Animal Hospital? Refer a friend or family member and they get a $25 first exam for their pet, PLUS you get a $25 credit on your account! So what are you waiting for? Tell your friends, family and everyone else in the neighborhood about us … Read moreLas Tablas Animal Hospital Referral Program
Your pets are much more likely to encounter fleas, ticks and heartworm in the spring and summer. Fleas and ticks thrive in warmer weather, as do mosquitoes, which transmit heartworm from animal to animal. Don’t overlook the problems these pests cause: Fleas can trigger dermatitis and hot spots, one tick bite can transmit numerous dangerous … Read morePreventing Fleas, Ticks and Heartworm
YES! Your Pet Can Get Heartworm Here As the name suggests, heartworms live in the heart, and they can also thrive in the lungs and blood vessels. Because they constrict blood flow, heartworms can damage internal organs and cause lung disease and heart failure. One mosquito bite is all it takes to infect a pet … Read moreYES! Your Pet Can Get Heartworm Here
Foxtails: Tiny Seeds, Big Problems As if rattlesnakes weren’t enough, our area also has another serious pet hazard: foxtails, or more accurately the barbed seed head of the foxtail plant. 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 … Read moreFoxtails: Tiny Seeds, Big Problems