Tag Archives: prevention

Should You Keep Your Cat Indoors?

Jul 27th, 2018, 05:25 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

          Did you know that an indoor cat lives twice as long as an outdoor one?  Strictly indoor cats live an average of 12-15 years.  Strictly outdoor cats usually do not live past age five, and… Read More »

A Dog Owner’s Guide to Canine Flu

Jan 11th, 2018, 04:22 AM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

A Dog Owner’s Guide to Canine Flu By Tiffany L. Mitchener, DVM   What is Canine Flu? There are two subtypes of flu currently infecting dogs in the United States.  The first appeared in January 2004 among racing greyhounds at… Read More »

Why Do We Vaccinate Our Pets Against Rabies?

Nov 15th, 2017, 02:53 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Most Americans have never seen an animal with a case of rabies.  The image of the mad, aggressive, salivating animal has been fostered by Hollywood – think “Cujo” or “Old Yeller.”  Most people have a vague sense of unease regarding… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Dogs and Ticks Don’t Mix!

Feb 8th, 2016, 12:35 PM America/Los_Angeles | 0 comments

Is there anything worse than finding a swollen, engorged tick on your dog’s body?  A tick is more than a physical nuisance.  It can transmit serious diseases to your dog as well.  Therefore, you should know how to prevent tick… Read More »