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Pawsitively Impactful: Two Families’ Journey of Volunteerism with Therapy Dogs of ATD

Written by Elise Mebel, Published in Aliance of Therapy Dogs Magazine, Spring/Summer 2024 In the heart of our community of San Luis Obispo, California, two families stand out not just for their dedication to volunteerism but for the unique bond they share with their furry companions. Anna Bates and her 15-year old son, Stevie, along [...]

Embrace the Joy: January is Train Your Dog Month!

by Stephanie Ruggerone January brings not only the promise of new beginnings but also the opportunity to strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend. At the Animal Care Clinic, we're excited to celebrate "Train Your Dog Month" and encourage you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life to [...]

By |2024-01-06T19:20:09+00:00January 6th, 2024|Human-Animal Bond|0 Comments

Animal Care Clinic has Librela available to help fight canine arthritis!

At Animal Care Clinic, we are dedicated to providing the best care for your beloved pets. We understand the importance of ensuring your furry family members lead happy, healthy, and pain-free lives. That's why we are thrilled to announce that we now have Librela in stock! Librela is a revolutionary medication designed to alleviate arthritis [...]

By |2023-12-04T03:02:00+00:00December 4th, 2023|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

New Canine Training Services with Stephanie Ruggerone 

Our furry companions are an integral part of our lives and ensuring they are well-behaved and happy is paramount. We now offer limited training sessions with Stephanie Ruggerone whose certifications include Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, Fear Free Animal Trainer, and Human Animal Bond. Additionally she has over 30 years experience raising service dogs. She works [...]

By |2023-11-14T04:03:45+00:00November 14th, 2023|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Yellow Star Thistle – another dangerous sticker!

by Dr. Markoff I have noticed a higher than normal amount of a pretty dangerous plant in our area lately. It iscalled yellow star thistle. This nasty little plant is toxic to horses causing a condition that makes them unable to pull food into their mouths (called prehension). When this thistle gets mixed up into [...]

By |2023-07-31T00:16:15+00:00July 31st, 2023|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Foxtail Dangers are High – What You Need to Know

by Dr. Markoff   We always have troubles with foxtails (grass awns) at this time of year on the Central Coast, but things have been extremely bad this year. In just the past month, Animal Care Clinic has seen 4 dogs develop a condition called pneumothorax and require emergency surgery to remove lung lobes! Foxtails most [...]

By |2024-02-07T01:41:38+00:00June 7th, 2023|Case Studies, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Beware Sticker Season!

by Bonnie Markoff    It’s Sticker Time! All the rain we have been having is making our hills and fields green – green with stickers! As the grass dries out, we are going to see various foxtails, grass awns and other “stickers” clinging to our pets and wreaking havoc! These stickers can make their way [...]

By |2023-03-23T23:03:41+00:00March 23rd, 2023|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Sherman – What Did You Eat?

We recently saw 10 month old Sherman when he unexpectedly vomited four times after breakfast. Dr. Barber recommended x-rays of his abdomen and discovered a large amount of rocks and gravel. His family recalled an area of loose astroturf in the backyard with gravel underneath and suspect that's where Sherman ate the rocks. Unfortunately several of [...]

By |2023-03-18T01:31:16+00:00March 17th, 2023|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Does My Pet Needs Dental Care?

At Animal Care Clinic tooth brushing, proper chew toys/treats, and routine teeth cleaning are all part of preventive dental care. We also provide thorough exams on young pets to look for problems with alignment or retained baby teeth that could lead to disease in the future. When periodontal care is needed, your pets will be [...]

By |2023-03-08T04:42:06+00:00March 8th, 2023|Pet Health Care|0 Comments