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Snuffy (my stressed cat) & Feliway to the Rescue

Written by Richard Tao, DVM My previous article introduced Snuffy and the challenges he was facing living in a multi-cat household that was constantly changing.  Snuffy was slowly becoming more withdrawn socially and particularly clingy with my wife.  To make matters worse, one of the newly adopted kittens took to aggressively chasing Snuffy around the [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:17+00:00November 27th, 2013|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|1 Comment

Snuffy: my stressed out cat!

Written by Richard Tao, DVM I have a confession to make.  I am the owner of 2 very misbehaved cats and one cat who used to be the picture of relaxation and is now the victim of stress and tension that a multi-cat household can bring. Snuffy is our 9-year-old Manx cat (the kind without [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:17+00:00November 20th, 2013|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|2 Comments

Meet Jasmine

 We have nicknamed Jasmine “the Energizer Bunny” because she truly keeps going and going!  Jasmine was diagnosed with asthma in 2011 and then developed intestinal lymphoma in 2012.  She has been taking an oral form of chemotherapy for her intestinal cancer and it is working amazingly well.  Intestinal lymphoma is usually fatal within 6 months [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:17+00:00October 30th, 2013|Pet Health Care|1 Comment

Bringing Home Baby to a Household of Pets

Written by Richard Tao, DVM My wife and I welcomed our baby daughter to the world last September.  Noone can prepare you enough for the big challenges and little triumphs that come with parenthood.  It can be even more challenging when new parents are faced with introducing a new baby to a household full of [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:20+00:00June 24th, 2013|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Another Reason to Spay Your Dog

Written by Jennifer Evans, DVM Here in San Luis Obispo, the majority of dogs are spayed and neutered, but pets that aren’t have their own particular problems.  Female dogs that have not been spayed can develop an infection in their uterus called pyometra. Essentially the uterus becomes a large bag of pus in their abdomen [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:20+00:00June 10th, 2013|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

First Aid for Dogs with Rattlesnake Bites

Written by Allie Bisson, DVM That moment you dread—it happens.  Your heart of hearts, your canine companion, is romping on the trail ahead of you, rollicking in the sunshine and wildflowers.  He stops to sniff something along the trail.  He sniffs a little too long, a little too eagerly. Then, suddenly, he jumps back; yelping [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:21+00:00June 5th, 2013|Pet Health Care|0 Comments