Sunday, August 19, 2018

When Is It Time to Let Go?

Euthanasia:  The why, when and how of saying goodbye to a beloved pet. Probably the most difficult decision a pet owner faces is when to...

Is Your Backyard a Smorgasbord for Dogs?

One of the great luxuries of having a fenced backyard is having the comfort to let our dogs out to conduct their ablutions with...

Mosquito Season is Upon Us! What is the risk to pets?

Dengue and chikungunya and Zika … oh my! In the last year, we have heard quite a lot about exotic diseases transmitted to humans...

Keeping Your Cat Active

Cats are naturally active. In an outdoor environment, they hunt for prey, play with littermates and are on the lookout for predators. When domesticated,...

Pigment Changes in Dogs and Cats

Are you seeing spots on your dog? Is your cat’s nose turning white? You may not be imagining it. Cats’ and dogs’ skin color...

Scourges of the Skin?

Skin is the largest organ of the body, and in many ways the most complex. It may seem odd to consider it an organ,...

Medical Care of Senior Pets

"He’s slowing down.” “She didn’t seem to see the curb last night!” “We didn’t used to have his teeth cleaned so often.” “He’s having...

Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet?

by Robert Reed, DVM, MSES, MPA The passage of Prop 64 made it legal for Californians to possess marijuana for personal use and rekindled interest...

What to Do if a Coyote Approaches You

As with most wild animals, coyotes have a natural fear of people and will nearly always retreat whenever they sense the presence of people,...

Key Points in Understanding Cannabis Use in Pets*

See article Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet? • Our scientific and medical understanding of the pharmacology and physiology of marijuana...