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

Animal Care Tips – Trouble Breathing

A lot can go wrong in the chest/lungs. Signs of respiratory disease include cough, increased respiratory rate, increased effort to inhale or exhale, wheezing or rattling sounds, pale or blue mucous membranes, lethargy or just a very worried look on the face. The main diagnostic tools veterinarians use to determine what is wrong are a [...]

By | April 9th, 2006|Pet Health Care|0 Comments