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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

Meet Bug

Say “hi” to Bug.  This feisty little Dachshund developed a severe infection around one of his upper canine teeth.  The infection was so severe that it eroded the bone and entered his nasal cavity!  This is called an oronasal fistula and is a common problem in Dachshunds.  Repair requires surgery – a tricky proposition in [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:16+00:00January 2nd, 2014|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Foxtail Season has Arrived!

Written by Marissa Greenberg, DVM Spring seems to have arrived on the central coast!  We ™ve got green hills, wildflowers blooming, beautiful weather, and longer days.  With spring comes a potentially serious hazard for our four-legged friends that we call foxtails.  Foxtails are a term we use to describe the dried up prickly plant material [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:32+00:00April 13th, 2011|Pet Health Care|3 Comments