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" [...]
Just like people, dogs and cats are recommended to get their teeth brushed as a part of their preventive care regimen. Teeth brushing should occur a minimum of 5 days a week to be beneficial. Use a child size soft bristled tooth brush and dog/cat formulated enzymatic toothpaste. Watch this video for some helpful tips [...]
Written by Stephanie Ruggerone In the movie œSeabiscuit , trainer Tom Smith states, œYou don ™t throw a whole life away just because it ™s banged up a little . Oh how I wish more people would view the world this way! While I have loved many animals in my life, it is [...]
Spaying and neutering can provide tremendous health benefits to your dog and cat. If you choose to breed a pet, be sure you understand the responsibilities this entails. Dogs and cats should be screened for genetic diseases and sound reproductive health before breeding. And you need to be sure you can provide good homes for [...]
Four employees of Animal Care Clinic (Bonnie Markoff, Travis Morris, Ashley Ventimiglia, and Nicole Gunkel) took a trip to Mexicali, Mexico in what we deemed a "fact finding mission." Our own Gustavo Rayas along with our new friends from the Mexicali vet school, Tomas Renteria and Julio Mercado, have a vision to improve upon the [...]
Dawson was one of our very special cancer patients that was diagnosed with a painful tumor in his left humerus (left front leg). After a consultation with a veterinary oncology (cancer) specialist, it was decided Dawson would benefit from a leg amputation to eliminate the source of pain. Dawson did fabulous with only 3 legs [...]
There may be nothing more fun than having a new puppy or kitten in your home. The doctors at Animal Care Clinic will help you be designing a customized preventative medicine plan for your new puppy or kitten. Let us help you with nutrition, vaccinations, and communicable disease decisions. We even hold puppy kindergarden classes. [...]
Itchiness and hair loss in your dog or cat can be the result of fleas, inhaled allergies, hormonal disease, seborrhea, food allergy, infection, and many other things. The key to controlling skin disease is to find the primary problem. Neither you nor your pets should have to endure hours of scratching and licking.
Did you know that interacting with a well-behaved pet changes your chemical physiology and lowers your blood pressure, decreases stress, and leads to an increased sense of energy and elation. It's true! People who own pets makes fewer visits to the doctor. Dogs and cats are good for us and we are good for them.
Sentinel is a product we highly recommend at Animal Care Clinic. We can go through a parasite evaluation to determine the best parasite prevention program for your pet and family. Please watch this video to learn more about Sentinel then give us a call!