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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 |2020-07-24T15:26:11+00:00February 10th, 2018|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Wildfire Smoke in SLO County

by Natalie Borgardt   California has seen many wildfires throughout 2017. The recent fires nearing Santa Barbara have brought smoke and ash to the Central Coast. This air can include many irritants which can adversely affect the health of people and their pets. Below are signs your pet may show and can range from mild to [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:12+00:00December 12th, 2017|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Animal Care Tips – Trouble Breathing

A lot can go wrong in the chest/lungs. Signs of respiratory disease include cough, increased respiratory rate, increased effort to inhale or exhale, wheezing or rattling sounds, pale or blue mucous membranes, lethargy or just a very worried look on the face. The main diagnostic tools veterinarians use to determine what is wrong are a [...]

By |2006-04-09T13:53:16+00:00April 9th, 2006|Pet Health Care|0 Comments