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Dr. Richard Tao

Meet Teegan

Congratulations to Teegan – yes, that is Joan Rivers with the little Japanese Chin!  Teegan was rescued by one of our clients and came to see Dr. Tao in October.  He found a few minor problems and treated Teegan with antibiotics and ear medications.  When things were cleared up, Teegan was ready to find a [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:16+00:00December 18th, 2013|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

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  Snuffy was slowly becoming more withdrawn socially and particularly clingy with my wife.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

Diabetes in Pets

Written by Richard Tao, DVM Diabetes is a disease most people are familiar with.  Whether it is on a personal level affecting a family member or a close acquaintance, there is no denying that it creates a strain on the physical health of our nation.  However personal diabetes is in your life, it's important not [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:46+00:00November 23rd, 2010|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Holiday Pet Tips

Written by Richard Tao, DVM Have you all noticed the chill in the air?  Fall colors and shorter days mean that 2010 is winding down and a new year is around the bend.  These next few months we ™ll spend time visiting family, friends and enjoying the tradition of the holiday season.  The October to [...]

By |2010-11-17T11:00:50+00:00November 17th, 2010|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Puppies and Kittens

There may be nothing more fun than having a new puppy or kitten in your home. The doctors at Animal Care Clinic will help you be designing a customized preventative medicine plan for your new puppy or kitten. Let us help you with nutrition, vaccinations, and communicable disease decisions. We even hold puppy kindergarden classes. [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:48+00:00November 4th, 2010|Pet Health Care, Videos|0 Comments

Itchiness and Hair Loss

Itchiness and hair loss in your dog or cat can be the result of fleas, inhaled allergies, hormonal disease, seborrhea, food allergy, infection, and many other things. The key to controlling skin disease is to find the primary problem. Neither you nor your pets should have to endure hours of scratching and licking.

By |2020-07-24T15:26:49+00:00October 28th, 2010|Pet Health Care, Videos|0 Comments

Pets and Your Health

Did you know that interacting with a well-behaved pet changes your chemical physiology and lowers your blood pressure, decreases stress, and leads to an increased sense of energy and elation. It's true! People who own pets makes fewer visits to the doctor. Dogs and cats are good for us and we are good for them.

By |2020-07-24T15:26:50+00:00October 21st, 2010|Human-Animal Bond, Videos|0 Comments

Tips To Make Your Pet More Green 

Written by Richard Tao, DVM Americans, particularly Californians, are considered innovators and early adopters of going green.  I am sure that we can all agree that a clean environment is better for ones health and that practicing energy efficiency can help bring huge cost savings.   Yet, how can going green also be carried over to [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:52+00:00September 30th, 2010|Pet Health Care|0 Comments