Capitola Veterinary Hospital
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October – Animal Safety & Protection This month (and every month) is a time to recognize safety measures you should take to protect your pet and ensure they are healthy. Check out the below safety Tips:
- Be proactive. Keep all animals up to date on immunizations.
- Pet-proof your home. Remove or secure choking hazards and toxic chemicals. Make your home pet-friendly and safe.
- Identify your animals. Place tags securely on collars and even label collars with your contact information. If you have more uncommon pets, take pictures in the event they get loose.
- In a disaster, have a plan. Who will be responsible for locating each animal in the house? How will you transport them? If it is a fire, human life takes priority. However, place decals on windows and doors with the number of humans and each kind and number of pets residing in the home. Keep them up to date.
- Learn basic first aid. Caring for your animal at home will prevent a minor injury from becoming severe. Always call your veterinarian if you are unsure.
- Know your animal. If your animal’s behavior changes, watch for signs of illness. Is he injured or spent too much time in the heat? Contact your veterinarian before giving human over the counter medications.
Green Veterinary Practice
Caring about the earth's environment is one of the 4 pinnacles to Capitola Veterinary Hospital's mission. Our team has implemented many eco-saving initiatives throughout the hospital to help preserve our planet. Learn more here.
UltrasoundAlthough humans and animals are different in many ways, some advances in human medicine are also very useful for veterinary patients. One of these advances, diagnostic ultrasound, has proven to be a powerful tool in veterinary medicine. As a practice, one of our goals is to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are […]
Dental CareDespite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. […]
Class IV Laser TherapyA Class IV Laser emits a concentrated light beam that stimulates the cell and tissue growth and repair. It reduces damaging inflammation thereby helping to minimize pain and increasing healing potential. It can help patients with a variety of conditions ranging from painful arthritis to ear infections and wound healing. Please call us for more […]
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These guys are very friendly and amazing with my dogs. Very caring and always happy to take my little animals for check ups and vaccines.
I switched to Capitola Vet when SC Vet Hospital was no longer able to provide the level of care I’d experienced with them for over 20 years. The folks at Capitola Vet have exceeded my every need for caring for my critters (14 yr old lab and 2 yr old cat). They are incredibly thorough, attentive, kind, and supportive. They also do NOT recommend unnecessary and expensive testing or treatment for every little thing that comes up. RB