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Adopt a Cat Month

Adopt a Cat Month

June 01, 2019

June is Adopt A Cat Month! If you’re reading this, you are most likely a cat lover, as we are. This time of year is a busy time for those of us who work with our feline friends, as it’s kitten season. While we always love seeing shelter cats go to loving homes, shelter kitties are often particularly desperate at this time of year. With the influx of kittens, shelters get very full. Many shelter … Read More »

Homemade Holiday Doggy Treats

December 01, 2018

With the arrival of the holiday season, many of us are enjoying some delicious seasonal snacks. Our canine companions often find themselves with extra treats at this time of year. If you like cooking, you may want to make your pooch his holiday goodies. A Los Gatos, CA vet offers tips on cooking for Fido below. Ingredients Make sure to use only dog-safe ingredients. Some good options include peanut butter; whole-wheat flour; sodium-free broth; wheat … Read More »

Creating a Proper Catio

June 01, 2018

Do you keep your feline buddy indoors? That’s great! Cats are much safer living indoors, where they are protected from cars, weather, predators, and other hazards. However, there is a way to let Fluffy get some sunlight and fresh air, and enjoy the stimulation of being outdoors while keeping her safe: make your kitty a catio! Here, a Los Gatos, CA vet offers tips on making a catio. Choosing The Spot An enclosed porch or … Read More »

Holiday Gifts for Pets

December 01, 2017

The holidays are just around the corner! As you start your shopping, don’t forget about your furry friend! Read on as a local Los Gatos, CA vet lists some great holiday gifts for pets. Cats Don’t be surprised if you find your cat sleeping under the tree. After all, our feline buddies are precious gifts! To get your kitty purring, start by filling her stocking with fun toys. Classic cats toys like catnip mice and … Read More »

Obesity in Cats

June 01, 2017

Have you noticed your kitty getting a bit round lately? Does Fluffy make a huge thud when she jumps off something? Do you have to strain to pick your pet up? If so, your feline buddy may be obese. Those extra pounds can be very dangerous for our furry friends! Read on as a Los Gatos, CA vet discusses obesity in cats. Health Risks Obesity can cause some very dangerous health problems in kitties, such … Read More »

Safety Tips for Walking Your Dog

October 01, 2016

Walk Your Dog Week starts today, October 1st! Going for regular walks aren’t just fun for Fido, they are actually very beneficial for him. Just be sure to always put your pet’s safety first. Below, a San Jose, CA vet discusses some safety tips for walking your pup. Gear Be sure to choose gear that is appropriate for your dog. For instance, brachycephalic breeds, like boxers and pugs, will do better in harnesses, as they … Read More »

DIY Pocket Pet Toys

April 01, 2016

Do you have a bunny, hamster, or another tiny furball? These little guys can certainly make super cute pets! Since smaller animals often spend the majority of their time in cages, you’ll want to make sure your furry pal has lots of fun toys. You don’t have to spend a lot of money keeping your pint-sized pet entertained, however. There are lots of great toys you can make for your furry pal out of common … Read More »

Ways to Support Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month

October 01, 2015

Did you know that October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month? This is one occasion we can really get behind! There are many cute, lovable dogs in shelters that desperately need to find forever homes. If you’re considering adopting a canine pal, please think about going to a shelter to find your new pet. Even if you’re not getting a new dog right now, you can still help support shelter dogs. A San Jose, CA … Read More »

Pocket Pet Parasites

October 01, 2014

Did you know that pocket pets like hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, and gerbils can be infected with parasites just like dogs and cats? Here, a Cambrian veterinarian tells you about some of the most common offenders and what to do about them. Ticks We’re used to hearing about dogs and cats being bitten by ticks, but pocket pets are at an equal risk, especially if they spend time outdoors. Many rabbit owners, for instance, let … Read More »

Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Summer

July 01, 2014

The sweltering days of summer are here—is your dog ready to face the heat? Below, your Cambrian veterinarian offers tips for making sure your canine companion stays safe and happy this season. Keep Your Dog Hydrated Of course, your dog will need plenty of cool, fresh water to stay hydrated throughout the hot summer months. This is especially important if your dog spends a lot of time outside in the hot and humid weather. Check … Read More »