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Make July 4th stress free for your pets!

Fireworks are a regular part of festive celebrations throughout San Luis Obispo County. However they can cause great distress for many dogs. The loud, unpredictable noises and bright lights can feel threatening and pets can react as if their very life hangs in the balance. Thankfully there are ways to help your dog keep calm [...]

By | June 29th, 2018|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

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

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

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

Start puppies early!

by Stephanie Ruggerone The Veterinarians and staff at Animal Care Clinic have seen many new bundles of joy recently for puppy wellness exams over the past few weeks. What better way to ring in a Central Coast New Year than the antics of a puppy! It doesn't matter what breed or "mix," they' re all ADORABLE... [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments