Category Archives: Pet Potpourri

A Dog Owner’s Guide to Canine Flu

Jul 20th, 2017, 10:09 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

The newspaper headlines have struck fear in every dog owner this summer: “Canine flu has killed two North Carolina dogs…,” Charlotte Observer, 6/7/17; “Dog owners, beware the rise of canine influenza,” The Courier-Journal, 6/29/17; “As dog flu outbreak widens, experts call… Read More »

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Jun 16th, 2017, 04:24 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

New In-House Laboratory Equipment           Improvements have been made to our in-house laboratory equipment!  With the switch over to Idexx’s Catalyst One and ProCyte analyzers, we are able to obtain quicker and more accurate laboratory results… Read More »

Protecting Your Pet from Sun Exposure

May 8th, 2017, 02:27 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

With the long “dog days” of summer approaching, it is time to get outside and get active. But time spent outdoors increases sun exposure for you and your pet. Too much sun can lead to a sunburn or worse –… Read More »

Pets and Microchipping

Feb 7th, 2017, 01:25 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

It is the moment that strikes fear in the heart of every pet owner…the moment that you realize that your pet is missing.  It is time to swing into action with neighborhood searches, posted flyers, and shelter checks.  At this… Read More »

2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival

Jan 24th, 2017, 02:37 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Capitola Veterinary Hospital is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour presented by National Geographic and the North Face! Brought to Santa Cruz County by the UCSC Recreation Department, witness the best films from the… Read More »

Top 10 Gifts for Our Pets

Dec 21st, 2016, 04:58 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

‘Tis the season for gift giving.  Many families will be including their furry companions in the tradition.  So, what do our pets really want for Christmas? #10 High quality, age appropriate nutrition – What is the best food for your… Read More »

Tick Coverage for Cats!

Dec 5th, 2016, 03:17 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Capitola Veterinary Hospital now carries Feline Bravecto!  This topically applied flea and tick preventative lasts for 3 months and is available for all cats 6 months of age and older.  It controls all stages of the flea life cycle and… Read More »

Winter 2016-2017 Newsletter

Nov 18th, 2016, 02:30 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Capitola Veterinary Hospital Winter 2016-2017 Holiday Closures  To help our clients prepare for the holiday season, we are announcing our hospital’s holiday hours for this year.  We will be closed on December 24th and 25th in observance of Christmas.  In addition,… Read More »

Leptospirosis: Important Facts for Every Dog Owner

Oct 7th, 2016, 02:22 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), leptospirosis is a disease on the rise.  The number of cases diagnosed in our pets has dramatically increased in the past few years.  In fact, it is the most widespread disease in… Read More »

Raw Pet Food Diets

Aug 3rd, 2016, 03:48 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

  What is a Raw Food Diet? A raw food diet differs significantly from what one thinks of the standard, processed pet food diet.  A raw food diet is not cooked.  It often contains muscle meat, bones (whole or ground),… Read More »