Every year in the spring and summer months our practice starts to see more and more itchy dogs. Some of these dogs have allergies, or skin infections – but many of them have fleas! Fleas are a huge problem in San Marcos. Fleas love all the same things we
Rad Cat Raw Diet Recall - June 23rd 2016
Radagast Pet Food, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of four lots of frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet products, sold in 8oz., 16oz., and 24oz. tubs, and free 1oz sample cups, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonellaand/or Listeria
Many people don’t realize that fleas are a host to several other parasites, the most common of which is tapeworm. Clinically tapeworms can be difficult to diagnose without actually seeing the proglottid because the eggs are encapsulated within the proglottid and are rarely shed alone in the feces. This
Flea products is a market where everyone is trying to find a solution, and everyone wants to give it to you cheaper, faster, and more effectively than ever before. Competition can be great because it pushes the market to do better, however it also drove several snake oil salesmen
For some pets just a single flea can make their life miserable because they have a condition called Flea Allergy Dermatitis. Flea Allergy Dermatitis is a condition where your pet is actually allergic to the saliva of the flea - this hypersensitivity can cause you pet to start itching
Fleas are insects, they are black in coloration and are about the size of the tip of a pen. They can extremely agile and can move quickly around the body and jump several feet to a new host. After fleas obtain a blood meal they will defecate out little
Blue Buffalo Dog Food Voluntary Recall of May 2016
May 31, 2016 — Blue Buffalo has issued a voluntary product recall for specific lot codes of the “Life Protection – Fish and Sweet Potato Recipe” as a precautionary measure due to high moisture levels resulting in the potential mold growth
Dental disease in pets is probably one of the most common diseases we see in the veterinary field, second only to pet obesity and external parasites (aka fleas!). Studies have shown that by the age of just two years 80% of dogs and 70% of cats are already showing
What is a Food Allergy?
A food allergy is basically an abnormal response by the immune system to a non-threatening food item – in the case of most pets the offending allergens are proteins
Summertime Heat and Pets
Summertime is here, and with that comes warmer temperatures, and some special considerations for those of us that live in Sunny Southern California. Heat Stroke, and Paw Burns are a major concerns for dogs that are out and about in the middle of the day.