Yearly Archives: 2009

Is a Puppy Part of Your Holiday Plans?

Nov 13th, 2009, 11:18 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Capitola Veterinary Hospital Wants You to Think Ahead of the Care They Need As the holidays are approaching, some of us are thinking of a cute little puppy as part of our gift giving plans. A puppy is a wonderful… Read More »

Vaccination and Pets

Nov 5th, 2009, 06:39 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

At Capitola Veterinary Hospital, our general philosophy is that vaccines are great for the whole population of pets. The broad use of vaccinations virtually eradicated Distemper, Parvo, Rabies, Feline Leukemia and other pathogens from our environment. As a general rule of thumb,… Read More »

Cancer and Pets

Oct 29th, 2009, 09:52 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Cancer in pets, much like cancer in humans can be successfully treated in many cases. As there is no known prevention for pets, the key is early detection and treatment. We are veterinarians with broad experience and training in oncology…. Read More »

In the Chill of The Night….

Oct 14th, 2009, 10:51 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Terrie Williams, PhD., a researcher from UC Santa Cruz, is part of a team spending the winter in Antarctica tracking the Weddell Seals during the harshest part of the polar winter. By placing cameras on the Seals, the team is… Read More »

Heartworm Disease Requires Year Round Attention

Oct 1st, 2009, 10:59 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Heartworm disease is a mosquito borne illness that can be fatal to our pets. Good news is that it is preventable and when caught early on, is often curable. As Santa Cruz veterinarians, where heartworm is particularly prevalent, we deal… Read More »

Disaster and Animals

Sep 25th, 2009, 02:40 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

At Capitola Veterinary Hospital, we are all too familiar with the hazards of fire and earthquakes for the family pet in the Santa Cruz area. So it seemed like a really good idea to post a few tips to plan… Read More »

No Two Pets are Exactly the Same… So Why Should Their Treatment Be?

Jun 25th, 2009, 09:02 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Treating animals as if they were all the same might be a quick and easy way to practice but it is cheating. More times than not, it is our beloved pets that suffer as a result. Every animal is not… Read More »

When is Euthanasia the Right Thing to Do for Your Beloved Pet?

Jun 18th, 2009, 10:40 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Euthanasia is the one medical procedure that separates veterinary and human medicine. Many times we are called upon in our practice to humanely end the life of one of our patients. This is always a bittersweet experience. Bitter in that… Read More »

What Kind of Care Is Your Pet Receiving from the Staff at Your Veterinary Hospital?

Jun 11th, 2009, 10:48 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

What kind of feeling do you get when you walk into your veterinary hospital? While it is very important that the doctors are current on the latest treatments for your pet, it is every bit as important that the nurses… Read More »

Stem Cell Therapy Is a Safe and Effective Way to Help Dogs Who Suffer With Joint Pain

Jun 4th, 2009, 07:19 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

There are few things that are more disturbing than seeing an animal in pain. But until recently, the options for treatment of joint pain for dogs, especially osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia were severely limited. Some relief was available through pain… Read More »