Summer Pet Safety

While San Diego experiences good weather year-round, summer is the ideal season for enjoying our great outdoors. Including pets in our out-and-about activities is a wonderful idea but requires some thought and advanced planning to ensure they have fun and stay safe.

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Rabbit Health

For over 20 years, San Diego House Rabbit Society has supported our community through educating about responsible rabbit care, spay/neuter and adoption. They share important tips for your rabbits' health.

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Put a scope in it!

Minimally-invasive surgery for pets.

By Seth Ganz, DVM, DACVS.

Nobody enjoys the prospect of having to undergo a surgical procedure. The possibility of pain and being kept from the activities we enjoy is plain scary. The same goes for our pets. As human medicine and surgery is turning to less invasive methods of diagnosing and treating various conditions, we are bringing the benefits of minimally-invasive surgery to our pets.

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Your Pets Aging in Place

By David Zeligson.

Gerontologists use the phrase "aging in place" to describe a senior person's capacity to remain in their own homes as they grow older, living independently, and safely while staying engaged. Since our lives are so intertwined with our pets' lives, I cannot help but think about how our pets age in place alongside us.

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Healthy Pets, Healthy Backs

By: Tammy Stevenson, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology).

Many people have personally experienced or know someone who has "put their back out". There is a sudden onset of pain and a feeling that you can't or shouldn't move. What most people do not realize is that our pets commonly experience this problem too.

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Ask The Vet!

Dr. Bischel - Eastlake Village Veterinary Clinic.

Knowing how and when to meet with your pet health care needs are essentials. As pet owners, we have all had moments when we wonder what to do. Dr. Ginny Bischel from Eastlake Village Veterinary Clinic answers all those popular questions.

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A Holiday Tale

by David Zeligson.

On a quiet street in Kensington, in a small, tastefully decorated home, a new family has recently moved in. Miles and Lisa relocated to San Diego shortly after being married. Ralph (Miles' best buddy, an English bulldog) and Sadie (Lisa's Maine Coon cat with whom she is inseparable) also share their home.

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Itchy and Scratchy

Autumn is a good time to remember that fleas, ticks and mosquitoes thrive in San Diego County and do not take time off in the fall or winter.

The diseases they carry can be challenging to diagnose and treat; many can be fatal, in people and our pets. Fortunately, all of these diseases can be prevented by regular use of veterinary products that prevent the bites of fleas and ticks.
Fleas prefer temperature and humidity ranges that San Diego provides throughout the year. Although flea numbers may be highest during the spring and summer, fleas are abundant and active all year and are fully capable of tormenting flea-allergic patients and transmitting tapeworms and serious veterinary and human bacterial diseases.

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Holiday Pet Safety

The holidays are a festive and fun time to share with families and your pets. But be sure you keep your pet safe with these helpful tips:

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