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This July 4th, the skies over Santa Monica (Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey, and Culver City) will be filled with colorful (and LOUD) displays. Some dogs and cats may be very fearful of these explosions…even hurting themselves by bolting through windows to flee the thunderous noise and bursts of light.
Flea infestations are the most common ectoparasitic problem of dogs and cats in North America. Here in Southern California, it’s been a particularly bad flea season due in part to the warmer than usual summer and fall.
Fleas are rampant in our warm climate, and we see more of them during the Spring and Summer months. While fleas are offensive, and most people consider them just plain gross, there are serious health implications to fleas hitchhiking on our dogs and cats…
In the summer heat, pets can develop HEATSTROKE in a matter of minutes if not attended to. Heatstroke is an inability to adequately dissipate heat. It is a life-threatening condition and requires immediate attention.
Raw food is the purest, healthiest, and best diet (most expensive) available for your dog or cat, RIGHT? Well, maybe…there are life-threatening risks to feeding your pet a raw diet, potentially deadly to YOU and YOUR FAMILY.
Pain can often go unnoticed in our pets, especially our older cats and dogs. Almost every day, I hear a client say, “He’s just slowing down with age.” Remember, age is NOT a disease. The “slowing down” is likely due to a problem, often arthritis.