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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Understanding AKC Dog Groups

February 01, 2020

The puparazzi are getting pretty excited. The Westminster Kennel Show starts February 10th! It’s always fun to see these pampered pooches strutting their stuff! As you may know, dog shows typically divide their furry contestants into breed groups. A veterinarian goes over the AKC’s official groups below. Sporting The sporting group contains some very popular pups, such as the Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Irish Setter, and the Cocker Spaniel. Typically, these pooches were bred to … Read More »

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4 Ways That Great Nutrition Benefits Your Pet

January 15, 2020

Everyone knows that nutrition is important for any animal companion. When your pet receives the right combination of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and water on a daily basis, they stay healthy—it’s that simple. But what specifically does good nutrition do for our pets? How does it benefit them? Let’s take a closer look at some of the important benefits of nutrition for your pet. Skin and Fur Health Did you know that a pet … Read More »

Holiday Gifts for Dogs

December 15, 2019

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Or are you just getting started? Your canine buddy definitely deserves a special present or two! Read on as a local Norwalk, CA vet lists some holiday gifts for dogs. Toys If your pooch could write Santa Claws his own wish list, we suspect that toys would be at the top of it. Actually, making sure Fido has plenty of appropriate toys is very important! You can opt … Read More »

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Caring for a Toy Breed Dog

December 01, 2019

Do you have a pint-sized pup? Small dogs are adorable! Many toy breeds were initially bred as companion animals, so they tend to be very affectionate and cuddly. However, Fido does have some specific care needs. A vet discusses small dog care below. General Health Obesity is often a problem with toy breeds, simply because it’s so easy to overfeed them. They’re also prone to hypoglycemia, which is a dangerous drop in blood sugar. Ask … Read More »

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