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Nothing says “I love you” like clean breath!

Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. Does your pet have it? It’s time to schedule their yearly checkup today and find out. It’s that time of year again. Love, hugs and chocolate are on everyone’s mind. For your pet, the first two come out way on top! (Chocolate is a [...]

By | 2016-02-02T17:37:26+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nothing says “I love you” like clean breath!

Who, or what, is AAHA?

April 15 is an important date for, I would guess, all citizens of the United States.  However, for the doctors and staff at Beverly Oaks Animal Hospital, our deadline date is April 21, the date for our American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) evaluation.   Being accredited with the AAHA is a completely voluntary activity and [...]

By | 2015-04-10T21:28:12+00:00 April 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Who, or what, is AAHA?

Cat bites to the hand can result in severe damage, yet cat owners fail to seek care for themselves.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The June 2013 Journal of Hand Surgery reports on a Mayo Clinic study that followed cat bite injuries from 2009 to 2011. The report indicates that cat owners often underestimate the severity of cat bite wounds to their hands, which can cause them to delay medical care, and then seek treatment for the wounds after [...]

By | 2014-10-15T12:51:39+00:00 October 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cat bites to the hand can result in severe damage, yet cat owners fail to seek care for themselves.

Why did my kitten start acting differently?

Kitten showing posture present when they go into heat Why did my kitten all of a sudden start acting differently, and creeping along with her hindquarters lifted, and chirping, or doing this funny meow? Because she is in heat -- she is coming into her first reproductive cycle and this is the behavior [...]

By | 2015-01-13T19:25:39+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why did my kitten start acting differently?

Can you catch Strep throat from your dog?

Can you catch Strep throat from your dog? Probably not.  Here’s why… While both dogs and people have bacteria of the Streptococci family in their mouths and throats, the Streptococcus in people that causes disease is caused Group A Streptococcus pyogenes.  This bacteria can make people pretty sick because it can cause everything from “strep [...]

By | 2015-01-13T19:26:05+00:00 January 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can you catch Strep throat from your dog?

Need help identifying your pet’s microchip?

Here are some links to determine the manufacturer of a microchip in the event that this reference does not answer your questions: www.petmicrochiplookup.org, www.checkthechip.com 9 digit number: Avid friend chip – non ISO compliant (800) 336-2843 or www.avidid.com 10 digit numbers/letters: AKC “CAR” – begins with TR (800)252-7894 www.akccar.org Allflex microchip by Pet Health Insurance- begins [...]

By | 2015-01-13T19:30:17+00:00 December 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Need help identifying your pet’s microchip?

First Rabies Vaccination Now at 3 months of age

[box] There is a change to the minimum age for Rabies vaccination for puppies. In October, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 272 into law, which brings the age for the first  Rabies vaccination of dogs to 3 months of age or older.  California has always stipulated the age for initial inoculation of puppies as [...]

By | 2013-12-11T22:31:29+00:00 December 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on First Rabies Vaccination Now at 3 months of age

Puppy Mills Gone Global – Buyer Beware!

[box] The Holiday season is upon us. Every year around this time, people buy puppies as gifts. The Los Angeles Depart of Public Health has notified veterinarians about a new trend as puppy mills have gone global. The popularity of  internet sales of puppies has caused some puppy providers to source their puppies from other [...]

By | 2013-12-11T22:29:18+00:00 December 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Puppy Mills Gone Global – Buyer Beware!

Toxicity of other plants that cats chew on at Christmastime..

 [box] Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera truncata)  This plant is not highly toxic,  but will cause vomiting and diarrhea.  Most pet who chew on Christmas cactus will be okay, but older pets and  those with medical conditions may have abdominal discomfort and may even have some blood in their stool.  These pets may need to be hospitalized on [...]

By | 2013-12-11T14:05:14+00:00 December 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Toxicity of other plants that cats chew on at Christmastime..

Are Poinsettias Toxic to Pets?

[box] Ah, December, the month of celebrations for many cultures means the month of many unusual opportunities for pets to ingest things that they otherwise would not be exposed to.  So in celebration of the month’s odd exposures, and the many calls that a veterinary office will get this month, we will start off with [...]

By | 2013-11-20T19:32:41+00:00 December 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are Poinsettias Toxic to Pets?