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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 |2021-10-02T19:28:39+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

Coronavirus and Your Pets

We've been getting an increasing number of questions regarding safety concerns with the new COVID-19 so we wanted to share this article, Coronavirus update: Pets are safe... but wash your hands, from AAHA The American Animal Hospital Association. We will continue to share related updates as they become available. "Golab reiterated that the CDC, WHO, [...]

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 [...]

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 |2020-07-24T15:26:10+00:00July 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 |2020-07-24T15:26:10+00:00May 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 [...]

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 |2020-07-24T15:26:10+00:00September 21st, 2018|Pet Health Care|0 Comments