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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

Is Circovirus Something to Worry About?

You might have read recently about a “new” virus in the Ohio area causing deaths among dogs.  At this time, there is no evidence that the “circovirus” is actually the cause of disease in these dogs, but we do not really understand the virus well. Circovirus is known to cause a syndrome called vasculitis in [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:16+00:00December 11th, 2013|Pet Health Care|2 Comments

Nor Cal Road-trip & New Dog Boots

Written by Jennifer Evans, DVM I just got back from a road trip through the mountains of Northern California with my 4 year old Lab, Ventana and we had a great time!   We started in Mount Shasta then drove west to the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area, and finally home by way of the Pacific Coast. [...]

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