1. The Importance of Heartworm Prevention

    While heartworm prevention is important year round, it is especially crucial during the summer months. Summer is when the mosquito populations see significant increases, and since mosquitoes are the transmitters for heartworm disease, this only makes sense. Heartworm larvae require temperatures above 57 degrees Fahrenheit to mature. Although it is pretty warm here in Los Angeles all year round, we…Read More

  2. 4 Reasons to Microchip Your Pet, Part One

    Getting your pet microchipped is something that every pet owner should consider. Over the course of the next two blogs, we will look at four reasons why microchipping your pets is important. It is more reliable than a collar tag A collar tag is something that all pets should have. It should include at least two contact phone numbers, your pet’s name, and the city you live in. But even with all o…Read More

  3. Large Dog Reminder: Bloat-Prevent/Act Quickly

    On our travels in the Greater LA area we encounter all types of pet owners and the living situations, social interactions and environmental hazards. It goes without saying that clinical practice is limited by what is told to them by the owner in the clean, shiny exam room. I find that by visiting the home of the patient I gain an insight to the general attitude that the human caretaker possesses t…Read More

  4. Are You Listening To Your Pet?

    You receive a phone consult from a worried pet owner about their pet who has symptoms of a chronic disease. You assess that the current condition is not an emergency but rather one that needs further scrutiny of previous veterinary care and the current pet in question. You convince the owner of said pet that as housecall exam would help to shed light on the current situation. The owner may ask a m…Read More