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Why Can’t She Keep Anything Down?

The arrows are pointing to the dilated esophagus. Written by Bonnie Markoff, DVMOn a Friday morning, Ellie’s people noticed she was vomiting a little bit. Since she was full of energy and still wanting to eat, we were not too worried. As a Golden Retriever, Ellie was known for eating socks, spilled food and [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:15+00:00May 5th, 2015|Pet Health Care|3 Comments

Ty and his cart

Meet Ty.  In 2012, he suffered a slipped disc in his back, and he became paralyzed in both of his back legs.  For about a year and a half, he would get around by plopping his bum on the ground with his back legs thrust forwards in front of him, and sliding around.  This sounds [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:15+00:00May 23rd, 2014|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Moving with Cats

Written by Jennifer Evans, DVM My cats have always been indoor/outdoor but I moved recently and my boys had to adapt.  We had a 6-month temporary living situation on a very busy street so they had to stay inside.  I was quite worried, they are about 3 years old and still extremely full of energy [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:16+00:00January 29th, 2014|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Meet Bert

Bert is a 7-year-old Golden Retriever who is undergoing chemotherapy for a cancer called lymphoma. Bert lives most of the year in Minnesota, but he and his human family like to escape the cold! Bert got a dose of chemotherapy right before hitting the road for the trek to CA, and a few days later, [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:16+00:00January 22nd, 2014|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Meet Tank

Tank was lucky to have one of our amazing veterinary nurses, Lyndsey, notice that something wasn't quite right when she was emptying his anal glands. Dr. Markoff confirmed that Tank had a cancerous mass in his anal gland. He had surgery with our friends at CARE Hospital in Santa Barbara to remove it, and now [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:16+00:00January 15th, 2014|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Medicinal Marijuana for Dogs?

Apparently a local radio station recently broadcast a media story about using marijuana medicinally in dogs.  There is no research in veterinary medicine on either the benefits or risks of using marijuana medicinally in dogs!  Many medications that are safe in people are very dangerous to dogs and cats.  At Animal Care Clinic we treat cases [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:16+00:00January 8th, 2014|Pet Health Care|0 Comments