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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

Wildfire Smoke in SLO County

by Natalie Borgardt   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 [...]

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

Leptospirosis

by Marissa Greenberg, DVM As I took this picture of my own dog, Eli, drinking from the water trough, I at first thought “isn’t he cute!” But on second thought, my veterinarian brain kicked in and I thought “Oh no, this could be dangerous to his health!”   Leptospirosis is a bacteria that lives in [...]

By | October 16th, 2016|Pet Health Care|0 Comments