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Fun Ways to Keep Fido Cool

July 01, 2020

The Dog Days of Summer are just about here. While many of our canine pals love summer, the heat can be hard on them. Overheating is a huge danger at this time of year! When temperatures rise, the most important thing for you to do is to simply make sure that your dog always has shade and water. However, there are some other things you can do to help Fido beat the heat. Read on … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Take Your Cat to Work Day

June 15, 2020

Did you know that there’s a super cute kitty holiday coming up? June 22nd is Take Your Cat To Work Day! Is bringing your cat in to your job really a good idea? Well, this would very much depend on where you work. Fluffy may be a welcome addition to a bookstore or yoga studio. A factory or restaurant? Not so much. A Downey, CA vet discusses some pros and cons below. Benefits Taking your … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

5 Great Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Cat

June 01, 2020

June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! We’re always happy to help spread the word about shelter cats. There are just far too many cute, lovable furballs in shelters, hoping that someone will love them enough to adopt them. If you’re ready to bring a new kitty into your household, please consider getting Fluffy from a shelter. You’ll read about some great benefits of adopting a shelter cat in this article from a Norwalk, CA … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Pool Safety for Fido

May 15, 2020

Summer is coming up quick! Many of our canine patients enjoy swimming. There’s nothing wrong with that: swimming is not only a fun way for Fido to cool off, it’s also a great workout. However, pools can be very dangerous for Man’s Best Friend. Here, a local Norwalk, CA vet lists offers some tips for keeping your furry pal safe poolside. Swim Lessons Although some dogs take to the water very naturally, not all pups … Read More »

Mayday for Mutts!

May 01, 2020

May 3rd is a special doggy holiday: it’s Mayday for Mutts! The word ‘Mutts’ is often used to describe dogs that are a mixture of breeds. Quite a few of our canine patients fall under this umbrella. While mutts can vary widely in shape, size, color, and personality, they have one thing in common: they can all make good pets! A Downey, CA vet discusses mutts in this article. Mayday History Mayday for Mutts was … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Hairball Awareness Day

April 15, 2020

April 26th is Hairball Awareness Day! We know, hairballs aren’t really something to celebrate. Hug Your Cat Day and Cuddly Kitten Day are much more fun to talk about. However, hairballs are a fairly common issue in our feline pals. Therefore, it is important for people owned by cats to know why hairballs form, and when they are more than a nuisance. A Norwalk, CA vet discusses hairballs below. Hairball Basics Our feline friends are … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Heartworm Awareness Month

April 01, 2020

April is Heartworm Awareness Month. As you may know, heartworms are dangerous parasites that infest our canine pals’ hearts and lungs. These nasty parasites can be extremely dangerous. Left untreated, infestations are often fatal. A Norwalk, CA vet discusses heartworms below. How Heartworms Spread Heartworms are actually transmitted indirectly, through mosquitos. Since misquotes are unfortunately all over North America, that means gets can get heartworms anywhere, even in their own beds. The worms are microscopic … Read More »

Important Information on Covid-19 and Ashton Animal Hospital

March 25, 2020

UPDATE:  April 27, 2020 We are open for regular business hours as of today,  Monday, April 27th.  We are still practicing Curbside Concierge service. Please read the March 25th update below for details. Previous Update March 25, 2020: We wanted to take the time to update all our wonderful clients about some important changes here at Ashton Animal Hospital. Effective immediately we are moving to Curbside Concierge appointments ONLY. Our office doors will be locked … Read More »

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Respect Your Cat Day

March 15, 2020

There’s a special kitty holiday coming up: March 28th is Respect Your Cat Day! Of course, our feline buddies should be treated with respect, kindness, and dignity every day. But do you show a cat respect? Well, if you were to ask Fluffy, she would probably demand a giant kitty funhouse, complete with catwalks, catnip gardens, plenty of beds, and fishponds. However, you don’t have to go to extremes. A Norwalk, CA vet offers tips … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

What If Pets Had Thumbs?

March 01, 2020

There’s a pretty cute pet holiday around the corner. March 3rd is If Pets Had Thumbs Day. Those furry paws are pretty adorable, but if Fluffy and Fido suddenly grew thumbs, that would definitely be a game changer. In this article, a Downey, CA vet lists a few things our animal companions would do if that happened. Open All The Canned Goods It’s probably safe to say that one of the first things Fluffy and … Read More »

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