pet-the-dog

Is the powassan virus a threat to pets? 

By Jennifer Coates, DVM Powassan virus has garnered the attention of people living in the northeastern and Great Lakes regions of the United States, not because it is all that common but because it can cause a potentially devastating illness. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that only around 50 cases […]

cat-exercise

How much exercise does my pet need?

How much exercise your pet needs will depend on several factors including his age, weight, and breed. A general rule of thumb before beginning any exercise program with your pet is to make an appointment with your local vet for a checkup. Dogs Generally, dogs require 30 minutes to 2 hours of exercise per day. […]

hand-feeding-dog

A summer snack you can share with your dog

Summer beach days, backyard barbecues, and trips to the lake call for yummy snacks that refresh and energize. You’ll love preparing this simple summer snack recipe that you can eat alone or share with your dog. The best part? Each ingredient in this “trail mix” contains whole food nutrition with important health benefits for both […]

cat-drinking

How to keep your cat hydrated this summer

Southern California has been hit with a heat wave! When the temperatures rise, it is important to make sure that all of our pets stay cool and well-hydrated. This hot weather brings up a very important topic for cat owners: feline hydration. Cats generally do not have a strong craving for liquids as do other […]

dog-at-doctor

Signs your pet needs probiotics and enzymes: Part 2

My pet has been on medication When a pet has to be on any medication it will ALWAYS effect the good gut bacteria in the intestines in a bad way. We know that it is very important to follow your vet’s advice when medication is needed. Pets with compromised immune systems and those on any […]