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Top 5 Things For Pet Owners To-do Before the Holidays.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Whether traveling during the holidays or having friends and family visiting the beautiful central coast, here are some tips to ensure it’s a happy and safe time for your pets. Stop by the clinic for our annual ornament sale and new this year the 12 Days of [...]

By | November 23rd, 2019|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AAHA Accreditation Day

Here at Animal Care Clinic we recently celebrated 25 years of the highest level of veterinary excellence, accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Accreditation requires a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service. Unlike human hospitals, animal hospitals are not required to be accredited. Accredited hospitals are [...]

By | July 21st, 2019|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

COULD GRAIN FREE BE DANGEROUS? YOU BET!

By Bonnie Markoff, DVM, diplomat ABVP It would be hard to miss the “grain free pet food” movement in the US. It seems every TV commercial, magazine ad and pet store banner is promoting the importance of this concept – and charging a premium for it. Have you noticed that your veterinarian is not promoting [...]

By | May 1st, 2019|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Top 5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween can be a fun and exciting time, but it can also be frightening to your cat or dog. We've put together a few suggestions to help reduce fear and anxiety for your pet this Halloween! 1) COSTUMES ARE OPTIONAL Some pets enjoy dressing up, others don’t. If you’re not sure how your pet will [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care, Uncategorized|0 Comments

FDA Announcement Regarding Flea/Tick Products

by Bonnie Markoff   Several news agencies are reporting that the FDA has put out warnings about certain tick control products.  Please be advised that this is not new information and is nothing to worry about.  The flea and tick control products called Bravecto, Nexgard, Credelio and Simparica have been associated with a very low rate [...]

By | September 21st, 2018|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

“Stevie Nicks” a Laser Therapy Case Study

by Stephanie Ruggerone   Meet Stevie Nicks, an energetic German Shepherd puppy recently acquired by one of our clients from East Los Angeles German Shepherd Rescue. Stevie was hit by a car and sustained a fractured pelvis and femoral head on her right hind leg. This unfortunate injury lead her to the rescue group and ultimately a [...]

By | July 23rd, 2018|Case Studies, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Make July 4th stress free for your pets!

by Natalie Borgardt   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 [...]

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

Urinary Accidents

by Jennifer Evans   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 [...]

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