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AGILITY TRAINING FOR DOGS

AGILITY TRAINING FOR DOGS Dog agility training is a great form of exercise for dogs and handlers, can harness a dog’s energy and boost his or her confidence, and can help improve the human–animal bond. Always put your dog’s health and safety first during...

New Veterinary Hospital in Yorba Linda, CA

We have acquired a new Pet-friendly animal hospital in Yorba Linda.  After much success with our Veterinary Clinic in San Clemente brothers Amir and Arsaln Lighat have opened up Pico Veterinary Hospital recently and our looking forward to our new Gran...

WHAT CAUSES BARKING

What Causes Barking and How to Stop it Before attempting to resolve your dog’s barking problem, have your veterinarian examine your dog to rule out medical causes. Determine why your dog is barking before attempting to address a barking problem. It takes...

BATHING YOUR DOG

Bathing Your Dog Regular bathing can help keep your dog’s skin and haircoat healthy. Medicated shampoo may be prescribed by your veterinarian. Try to make bathing a pleasant experience for your dog. Good Reasons to Bathe Your Dog Regular bathing can help...

What Is Bun?

The liver and kidneys are both involved in maintaining the body’s BUN (blood urea nitrogen) level. The BUN level can be affected by many things, including certain medications and various illnesses. If your pet’s BUN level is abnormal, additional tests may...

AGGRESSION IN DOGS

Occasionally dogs will become fractious during handling; however, steps can be taken to minimize this potential problem. Minimizing dogs’ exposure to sudden changes in the environment and acclimating them slowly to changes is important. Proper restraint of...

ATOPY

Atopy is a common cause of skin problems in dogs, but it is less common in cats. Atopy usually develops in animals younger than 3 years, but older pets can also be affected. Depending on the underlying cause, clinical signs may occur seasonally or...

ASPIRIN TOXICOSIS

High doses of aspirin can be poisonous (toxic) to dogs and cats; cats are more susceptible to aspirin toxicosis than dogs are. Toxic effects can occur within hours of the pet swallowing aspirin or may take a few days. Never administer a medication intended...

ANEMIA IN DOGS

Anemia in dogs has many possible causes, and it can range in severity from mild to severe. Severe anemia is life threatening and requires immediate veterinary care. Anemia results from a loss or destruction of red blood cells or from a failure of the body...

ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY FOR EAR INFECTIONS

Any pet can develop an ear infection; underlying allergies or other illnesses are often the cause. Bacterial infection generally occurs secondary to the inflammation and unhealthy environment in the ear. A typical course of antibiotics can be as brief as 5...

ALOPECIA

Alopecia (hair loss) can occur when hair fails to grow at a normal rate or when hair is lost more quickly than it can grow back. Alopecia can result from a variety of medical conditions, including skin infections, hormonal diseases, and infestations with fleas or...

ALLERGY TESTING

• Allergy testing is most commonly performed to determine if a pet has atopy, also known as atopic dermatitis or allergic inhalant dermatitis. • Allergy tests can help identify the specific allergens causing a pet’s allergy problem. Once a list of...

ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE LEVEL

Although alkaline phosphatase is considered a “liver enzyme,” it is produced by other cells, too. Alkaline phosphatase levels can be affected by many things, including certain medications and a variety of illnesses. If your pet’s alkaline phosphatase level...

AGGRESSION IN DOGS

AGGRESSION IN DOGS  If your dog has become aggressive, consult your veterinarian to rule out a medical cause. Understanding the various types of aggression in dogs can help you determine why your dog might be aggressive. Do not use physical punishment on...

ADOPTING INSTEAD OF BUYING A PET

While estimates vary, approximately three to four million dogs and cats are euthanized (“put to sleep”) each year in the United States because too few people spay or neuter the pets they have, too few adopt their new pets, and too many give up their pets. By adopting...

Yorba Linda Pet Guide “ACETAMINOPHEN TOXICITY”

What Is AcetaminophenToxicity:  Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and some other related medications that are used to treat pain and fever in people. Unfortunately, this drug can be extremely toxic (poisonous) to cats and dogs....