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What is AAHA Day?

Animal Care Clinic is joining the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) in celebrating AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day on July 22. Accreditation is awarded to veterinary hospitals practicing the highest level of veterinary excellence, after a rigorous review of practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service. We first earned AAHA accreditation in 1993 and have consecutively [...]

By |2022-07-22T05:42:53+00:00July 22nd, 2022|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Fire Safety Tips for Pets

We always need to be prepared to take care of our animals, especially during emergencies. With fire season underway in California, Pet Fire Safety Day is an excellent reminder to review your game plan in the event of a fire in or around your home. Here are some tips and resources to get you started. [...]

By |2022-07-15T20:06:40+00:00July 15th, 2022|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

World Chocolate Day, not so sweet for dogs!

July 7th is World Chocolate Day. This can be fun for people, but not for pets! Researchers at the University of Cincinnati found that 3 Hershey’s kisses is the perfect amount of chocolate for people to generate feel-good brain chemicals. But pet lovers need to be careful because chocolates contain theobromine, which is a lethal [...]

By |2022-07-10T23:30:51+00:00July 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Join us in welcoming Dr. Cherry

We are very excited to welcome Dr. Brenna Cherry to the ACC family! Brenna joined ACC in 2022 after practicing small medicine in Mission Viejo, CA for the previous 5 years. She also worked at Pomona College as the veterinarian for their undergraduate research program. She completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at UC [...]

By |2022-06-18T20:25:25+00:00June 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Cats Don’t Feline Well

by Dr. Bonnie Markoff   We often think of dogs getting into trouble eating things they shouldn’t, but what about cats? Aren’t they too fastidious to swallow things that can get stuck on the way out? Not these two! Pfeiffer belongs to one of our team members. She’s not even 2 years old and started vomiting [...]

By |2022-05-04T04:12:48+00:00May 4th, 2022|Case Studies, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Holiday Safety Tips for Dogs & Cats

These simple safety tips from our friends at Trupanion can help you avoid some not-so holly jolly holiday hazards. Oh, Christmas Tree - Tinsel, Ribbons, and Bows, Oh My! Timber! Keep your tree securely upright to protect your climbing cat or excited dog. Clean up pine needles frequently, and use a tight fitting tree skirt [...]

By |2021-12-17T06:05:39+00:00December 15th, 2021|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Canine Influenza – What You Need to Know

Printable Handout Canine Influenza 10/2021 What is dog flu? Canine Influenza (CIV or dog flu) is a highly contagious, viral, respiratory disease of dogs.  There have been only 2 strains of canine influenza in the United States – H3N2 and H3N8.  The canine influenza virus has shown no tendency to mutate each year as does [...]

By |2021-10-26T16:17:10+00:00October 2nd, 2021|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Top 5 Pet Summer Travel Tips

Traveling this summer? As lovely as San Luis Obispo is, we know a lot of people are ready to move beyond last year's staycation. Whether taking your pet with you, using a boarding facility, or having a pet sitter, there is a lot to consider when your have pets. These tips will help avoid any [...]

By |2021-06-18T18:57:05+00:00June 18th, 2021|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Tips to Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprint

Recycle, Reuse, and Donate! Before throwing away old towels, toys, blankets, leashes or other pet supplies, call our local shelter or 40 Prado (yes, they have pets too) and see if they are in need.     Soak up the sun! We're lucky to live in such a beautiful area and it's great to spend [...]

By |2021-04-22T04:53:00+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Puppies in a Pandemic

By Natalie Borgardt    For many people, the unexpected time at home has been a good time for a new puppy! We all want dogs to grow up and be comfortable, welcomed, and confident among society. Early socialization teaches the appropriate social skills, rational thinking in new situations, and builds a strong foundation for lifelong learning. [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:09+00:00April 24th, 2020|Human-Animal Bond|0 Comments