Yearly Archives: 2010

November Facebook Patient Photo Contest Winner!

Nov 27th, 2010, 07:39 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Check out our Facebook November patient photo contest winner Sunnie!  This is a monthly contest so go ahead and post a picture now for the December contest.   The photo with the most “Likes” by January 1st wins a free… Read More »

Rover Isn’t Roving Like He Used To? Be Aware of Symptoms for Hip Dysplasia and Canine Arthritis

Nov 1st, 2010, 05:32 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Do you notice that your dog does not seem to enjoy your walks like he used to?  Does she wince in pain after a run or even after climbing stairs?  Or does she just seem less playful and “different”?  Does… Read More »

Buttercup Fund Gives Stray Pets With Injuries a Second Chance: Watch Video

Oct 19th, 2010, 02:36 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments
http://www.youtube.com/embed/HPcFcMXmLHI

Buttercup’s family was separated and he was left to roam. He suffered trauma or abuse and was found on the street, unable to walk, by a good samaritan who brought him to Capitola Veterinary Hospital. The growth plate on his… Read More »

Diabetes In Your Pet Is Treatable With the Right Care

Oct 4th, 2010, 02:39 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

There is no question that diabetes in a pet requires extra care.  But it is by no means a death sentence.  With the proper care and communication with your veterinarian, your pets should live a fairly normal life. Be sure… Read More »

Salmonella in Dogs and Cats is a Gastric Affair for the Entire Family

Sep 27th, 2010, 11:19 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

During the month of August, there were a number of stories in the news about Salmonella in dog and cat foods.  The reality is that dry dog food is manufactured from meat which means it can carry salmonella. Salmonella has… Read More »

Canine and Feline Epilepsy

Sep 20th, 2010, 10:37 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

It is sad but true that we see dogs and cats in our practice who suffer from chronic seizures, also known as Epilepsy.  The good news is that many of these pets lead great lives and their seizures are largely… Read More »

Should I Microchip My Dog or Cat?

Sep 14th, 2010, 02:20 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Suite 101 published an interesting and highly informative article about the benefits and potential risks of placing a microchip in your beloved dog or cat. Generally speaking, placing a microchip in your dog or cat is a great way to… Read More »

Comfortis: A new eco-friendly way to kill fleas that is more effective than Advantage

Sep 10th, 2010, 03:47 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Comfortis is the latest approach to flea control and over the next several months we will be phasing out canine Advantage and replacing its usage with a new product that is safer and more effective. Comfortis is the first FDA-approved,… Read More »

Dogs Need Water Too!

Aug 27th, 2010, 05:52 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Dehydration is a very serious condition and can end up being life threatening to dogs. As the weather becomes warmer, dogs pant to remove excess heat. All that heavy breathing depletes their body’s water supply. Prevent dehydration by keeping a… Read More »

Don’t Kiss Your Pet!

Aug 21st, 2010, 09:21 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Many people think that dogs’ mouths are even cleaner than human mouths and that a big, wet, sloppy kiss is perfectly acceptable.   The truth is, many illnesses can be passed from dogs and cats to humans. For example, cat feces… Read More »