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4 Ways To Fight Fleas

4 Ways To Fight Fleas

May 15, 2019

Have you noticed your furry friend itching lately? If so, your beloved pet may be dealing with a flea infestation. These disgusting parasites will not only make your four-legged buddy miserably itchy, they can also transmit other parasites, like tapeworms. Read on as a local Los Gatos, CA vet offers tips on fighting fleas. Parasite Control Products First things first. Be sure to keep up with your furry pal’s parasite control products. There are now … Read More »

Things Your Cat is Thankful For

November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving is on the way! While it’s always great to enjoy some delicious, seasonal food with our loved ones, it’s also important to remember the true meaning of the holiday: gratitude. What about your cat? If Fluffy could make a list of things she appreciates, what do you think would be on it? A Los Gatos, CA vet offers some suggestions below. Sunbeams Our feline friends do not actually run on solar power. However, you … Read More »

Leaving Your Dog Home Alone

May 15, 2018

Do you sometimes leave your canine friend home by himself while you go off to earn money for pet food and doggy treats? Most dogs can do just fine by themselves while their owners are at work. However, there are some things you can do to make sure that Fido stays happy, healthy, and safe while you are out. Read on as a Los Gatos, CA vet discusses leaving your furry buddy home alone. Exercise … Read More »

7 Things Your Dog Should Be Thankful for, But Isn’t

November 15, 2017

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This is always a good time to look back and reflect on the things we are thankful for. Dogs are certainly on that list! If Fido could make a list of the things he was most grateful for, we’re pretty sure that bacon, car rides, belly rubs, and toys would all be on it. However, your canine pal may not appreciate all of the things that keep him happy, … Read More »

Bunnyproofing 101

May 15, 2017

Are you adopting a bunny? Good for you! If you’ve never had a rabbit before, you may want to do some research, as these adorable furballs have some very different needs than dogs and cats. One thing that is important for bunny owners to address is bunnyproofing. Floppy will need free time every day, so you’ll need to make sure your home is safe for her. Bunnies have a strong need to chew, and don’t … Read More »

6 Ways to Keep Your Senior Cat Comfortable

September 15, 2016

Is your feline friend entering her senior years? Senior kitties are just as cute as kittens in their own way. As Fluffy ages, she may become more cuddly, and she’ll somehow manage to sleep even more than usual. Of course, proper veterinary care and a good diet will still be crucial to your cat’s health in her golden years. There are also some things you can do at home to keep Fluffy happy, comfy, and … Read More »

Dog Walking Safety Tips

March 15, 2016

Does your dog start bouncing up and down or wagging his tail when he hears the word walk? Many of our canine buddies get very excited at the prospect of a walk. After all, those daily walks may very well be Fido’s favorite thing … aside from belly rubs, treats, car rides, naps, games of fetch, dinner, and toys. Taking your pooch out for his strolls can become a bit routine, so it can be … Read More »

Signs of Illness in Hamsters

September 15, 2015

Do you have a pet hamster? These little guys are super cute, but they are also very delicate. A crucial part of being a responsible hamster owner is keeping an eye on your tiny furball for any signs of sickness. Hamsters can’t tell us when feel sick, so it’s up to you to monitor Hammie’s health. Below, a local San Jose, CA vet lists some common signs of illness in hamsters. Change In Appetite Whenever … Read More »

Help! My Cat’s Not Using the Litter Box

September 15, 2014

Plenty of cats develop some sort of litter box usage problem at some point in their lives—in fact, some studies indicate that 1 out of every 10 domestic cats fails to use their litter box properly. Here, a San Jose veterinary professional tells you about some possible reasons. Owner Mismanagement That’s right, it might be your fault your cat isn’t going in her litter box! Some owners don’t clean their box thoroughly or often enough, … Read More »

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Storing and Administering Your Cat’s Medications

June 15, 2014

Is your cat on a regimen of medications to treat an ailment or disease? Perhaps she’s simply taking a flea or tick preventative. Whatever the case, use your San Jose veterinarian’s tips for handling and administering the medications safely. Storage Oftentimes, pet owners don’t consider the necessary safety precautions when simply storing animal medications. First of all, make sure they’re put in closed cabinets where the pet taking them, other pets in the house, or … Read More »