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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Dog & Cat Guide “ABDOMINAL RADIOGRAPHY”

What Is a Radiograph?  A radiograph (sometimes called an x-ray) is a type of photograph that reveals the body’s internal organs. Radiography is a very useful diagnostic tool for veterinarians because it can help obtain information about almost any...

PET DENTAL EXAMS

YORBA LINDA PET DENTAL EXAM A dental exam is performed by your veterinarian to determine the overall dental health of your pet. A dental exam can help identify early signs of dental disease. Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to kidney problems, heart...

Yorba Linda WELLNESS EXAMINATION

A wellness exam is an overall general health assessment that may include blood tests, urinalysis, and parasite screening. A wellness exam is recommended for most pets at least annually. Some veterinarians recommend wellness exams at least every 6 months for senior...

Yorba Linda ACTH STIMULATION TEST

ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) is a hormone produced by the brain that stimulates the adrenal glands to release cortisol and other hormones. Two medical conditions, Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease, occur when the body’s regulation of adrenal gland hormones...

10 Ways to Help an Arthritic Dog

10 WAYS TO HELP AN ARTHRITIC DOG Bring your dog in for regular checkups so that your veterinarian can monitor your dog’s arthritis and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. Getting or keeping your dog slim can help by decreasing the load on his or her...