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Urinary Accidents

Our Veterinarian's often see pets for urinary issues which can impact the busy lifestyle many enjoy throughout the San Luis Obispo area. "Smalls" came to see Dr. Greenberg because she suddenly started having urinary accidents in the house.  A bladder infection was found and she was treated with appropriate antibiotics based on culture results.  Initially [...]

By | March 25th, 2018|Case Studies, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Dog Flu or Canine Influenza on the Central Coast – what do I need to know?

by Bonnie Markoff, DVM There is an outbreak of dog flu in California that seems to center around the San Jose area, but is working it's way slowly towards San Luis Obispo. Canine influenza is a highly contagious viral respiratory disease that is spread just like the common cold, through direct contact (sniffing, licking, nuzzling), through [...]

By | February 10th, 2018|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Top Super Bowl Sunday Pet Toxins

by Mercy McClendon   We know the biggest day of the year (for football fans anyway) is this Sunday! Super Bowl Sunday is about more than just football, funny commercials, and half time shows. It’s a day to gather with friends, snack on yummy foods, and wish you didn’t have to work the next day. The last thing on [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Wildfire Smoke in SLO County

California has seen many wildfires throughout 2017. The recent fires nearing Santa Barbara have brought smoke and ash to the Central Coast. This air can include many irritants which can adversely affect the health of people and their pets. Below are signs your pet may show and can range from mild to severe depending on [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

What’s with the cow?

We often get asked about the cow at the corner of Long & Cross Streets. Animal Care Clinic sponsored "Expo" (as she is affectionately known to our staff) for the Cow Parade in 2016 to benefit The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo. "Udderly Exposed" was lovingly created by our own RVT Melisa, who is [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Community Service, Staff Adventures, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lost & Found: Why it’s important to microchip my pet.

With the increased attention on displaced pets due to fires, hurricanes and earthquakes, it seemed the right time to review microchips. Many owners rely on collars and ID tags to ensure their pets get home safely. However, collars can break or fall off and countless unidentified strays end up shelters each year. Good samaritans in [...]

By | September 10th, 2017|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Join us for our Annual Open House

Join us for our annual Open House and Wine Gala Sunday June 25 from 2-6pm benefiting Pacific Wildlife Care, Partners in Equine Therapy, and Guide Dog's of America. Come taste wine, cheese and appetizers while getting a behind the scenes look at our hospital and some fun hands-on veterinary activities. We always have a variety [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Community Service|0 Comments

Growing Pains

By Jennifer Evans, DVM   Large and giant breed dogs can have 'growing pains' in their leg bones when they are pups which can lead to pain and limping.  The syndrome is called panosteitis and typically starts young when they are growing and stops when they are full grown. Occasionally it can last until 2 years [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Case Studies, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Photos of “Ellie’s” Insides!

by Bonnie Markoff, DVM We are so excited at Animal Care Clinic to be able to offer the Central Coast an amazing new technology:  we can take photos inside your dog’s stomach and intestines with a small camera that is swallowed! Meet "Ellie," the first patient our Veterinarians recommended to use the Alicam camera.  "Ellie" [...]

By | March 11th, 2017|Case Studies, Pet Health Care, Videos|0 Comments

Why does my pet need a yearly exam?

by Marissa Greenberg, DVM Even though your pet may seem healthy to you, our veterinarians recommend yearly exams for all of our patients. A yearly exam consists of examining all of your pet and his or her body systems. It also includes talking to you about your family and your pet’s lifestyle, exercise, food and water consumption, [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Pet Health Care|0 Comments