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Melissa Garcia, Veterinary Assistant

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  1. Start Brushing Your Pet's Teeth In 3 Easy Steps
    14 Feb, 2019
    Start Brushing Your Pet's Teeth In 3 Easy Steps
    It's Valentine's Day! A time to celebrate with flowers, chocolate, and expressions of love. While everyone else may be making plans for date night, we know that you're going to be spending the day with your cute companion that has questionable breath. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, so to help you survive the smooches from your dog or cat this year, we're going to share some very helpful tips on home dental care. Over 70% of dogs and cats have some form of periodontal disease by
  2. Grain Free Diets Linked With Heart Disease
    17 Jan, 2019
    Grain Free Diets Linked With Heart Disease
    Veterinarians worldwide are seeing an increase in dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs not previously disposed to this condition. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a condition that causes the heart muscles to become enlarged and weakened. So what is the one common factor? A grain-free diet that is based on unconventional ingredients. DCM is typically seen in large breed dogs such as Great Danes, St. Bernards, Boxers, and Mastiffs - to name a few. More recent cases, however, have included smaller breed
  3. 5 New Year's Resolutions For Cat Parents
    01 Jan, 2019
    5 New Year's Resolutions For Cat Parents
    1. Look up! Invest in vertical spaces for your felines. Cat trees, window perches, shelves, or even a bed on top of the cabinet. Our kitties love to be up high so they can see everything that’s going on and all the climbing is great for maintaining a healthy weight. 2. Don’t force friendships. Any time you have guests, make sure all eyes are on you and not your nervous kitty. Large groups of strangers can be very intimidating and it’s important to provide pets with a safe and quiet place to
  4. 5 New Year's Resolutions For Dog Parents
    01 Jan, 2019
    5 New Year's Resolutions For Dog Parents
    1. Teach an old dog new tricks. Sign up for an obedience class or commit to learning a new trick every couple months. Training your pet is fun for the both of you and is an easy way to strengthen your bond. It also keeps their mind sharp and prevents destructive behavior caused by boredom! 2. Get some fresh air. Go for a scenic walk several times a week. If your dog is young and healthy, walk for about an hour at a time. If your pet is older or has health restrictions like joint problems or
  5. 8 Tips For A Low-Stress Holiday
    10 Dec, 2018
    8 Tips For A Low-Stress Holiday
    It’s mid-December and tis’ the season for family gatherings, delicious food, and anxious pets! Knowing which foods they can eat and which plants are toxic is certainly important, but it's also important to be able to identify various emotional triggers and coping mechanisms. Just like us, our pets can get very stressed out during the holidays! Whether it be strangers in their house, loud music, crowds of people, or picking up on their human’s stress, pets display their anxiety in many different
  6. Tech Talk: Laser Therapy
    20 Oct, 2018
    Tech Talk: Laser Therapy
    The Basics Veterinary laser therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free therapeutic option for a multitude of conditions. Injured or unhealthy cells do not produce enough energy at an optimal rate. Therapeutic laser uses a beam of infrared light to increase energy inside of the cell. By stimulating the cells we can improve circulation to decrease inflammation, decrease pain, and
  7. 28 Sep, 2018
    FDA Announcement on Oral Flea & Tick Control:
    FDA Announcement on Oral Flea & Tick Control: Can I still give my pet Nexgard? If you’re reading this blog post it’s likely because you either read or heard about an article that was released by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this month. It’s also safe to say that you probably love your pet, and you really care about their health. If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place! The goal of this blog post is to clarify some common questions and concerns that our clients might have