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Paws off! Birch Sugar and Birch Sap = Xylitol

It can happen quickly, your dog gets into the purse of a family member visiting for the holidays and suddenly everyone is frantically checking for ingredients of breath mints or gum. Most pet owners are aware that Xylitol is toxic to dogs, and even in small amounts can be potentially lethal. What’s new is that [...]

By |2022-11-18T03:23:50+00:00November 18th, 2022|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

What is AAHA Day?

Animal Care Clinic is joining the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) in celebrating AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day on July 22. Accreditation is awarded to veterinary hospitals practicing the highest level of veterinary excellence, after a rigorous review of practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service. We first earned AAHA accreditation in 1993 and have consecutively [...]

By |2022-07-22T05:42:53+00:00July 22nd, 2022|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Fire Safety Tips for Pets

We always need to be prepared to take care of our animals, especially during emergencies. With fire season underway in California, Pet Fire Safety Day is an excellent reminder to review your game plan in the event of a fire in or around your home. Here are some tips and resources to get you started. [...]

By |2022-07-15T20:06:40+00:00July 15th, 2022|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

When Cats Don’t Feline Well

by Dr. Bonnie Markoff   We often think of dogs getting into trouble eating things they shouldn’t, but what about cats? Aren’t they too fastidious to swallow things that can get stuck on the way out? Not these two! Pfeiffer belongs to one of our team members. She’s not even 2 years old and started vomiting [...]

By |2022-05-04T04:12:48+00:00May 4th, 2022|Case Studies, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Holiday Safety Tips for Dogs & Cats

These simple safety tips from our friends at Trupanion can help you avoid some not-so holly jolly holiday hazards. Oh, Christmas Tree - Tinsel, Ribbons, and Bows, Oh My! Timber! Keep your tree securely upright to protect your climbing cat or excited dog. Clean up pine needles frequently, and use a tight fitting tree skirt [...]

By |2021-12-17T06:05:39+00:00December 15th, 2021|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Canine Influenza – What You Need to Know

Printable Handout Canine Influenza 10/2021 What is dog flu? Canine Influenza (CIV or dog flu) is a highly contagious, viral, respiratory disease of dogs.  There have been only 2 strains of canine influenza in the United States – H3N2 and H3N8.  The canine influenza virus has shown no tendency to mutate each year as does [...]

By |2021-10-26T16:17:10+00:00October 2nd, 2021|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Top 5 Pet Summer Travel Tips

Traveling this summer? As lovely as San Luis Obispo is, we know a lot of people are ready to move beyond last year's staycation. Whether taking your pet with you, using a boarding facility, or having a pet sitter, there is a lot to consider when your have pets. These tips will help avoid any [...]

By |2021-06-18T18:57:05+00:00June 18th, 2021|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Tips to Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprint

Recycle, Reuse, and Donate! Before throwing away old towels, toys, blankets, leashes or other pet supplies, call our local shelter or 40 Prado (yes, they have pets too) and see if they are in need.     Soak up the sun! We're lucky to live in such a beautiful area and it's great to spend [...]

By |2021-04-22T04:53:00+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Animal Care Clinic is here for you!

We hope that you and your pets are staying healthy and doing well during these potentially stressful and confusing times. We want to assure you that we are here for you and that we are doing everything we can to reduce risk to our patients and clients during this COVID-19 situation.  Our office will remain [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:09+00:00March 17th, 2020|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments