Canine Influenza Identified in Los Angeles County

As of April 7th, there have been 34 sick dogs reported to Los Angeles County. Five were confirmed by lab testing to have canine influenza, and the other 29 are still suspected to have canine influenza. These dogs, including 8 additional dogs that are healthy but have been exposed to the virus, are currently being […]

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Look Out for Rattlesnakes as Weather Warms

As the weather warms, you and your pets are more likely to encounter rattlesnakes while out on walks. Snakes love basking in the sun, and they aren’t afraid of looking for a spot of warmth out in the open! To prevent rattlesnake bites, always stay on groomed trails, and keep an ear out for that […]

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Easter Safety Tips

While they’re sure signs that Easter is on its way, fresh flowers and baskets full of pastel-colored candy also represent potential health risks for your pets! As you’re making your home festive for the holiday, make sure you keep these Easter-related treats away from your pets. Lilies. Lilies can cause fatal kidney failure when cats […]

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The Five Vaccines Your Pets Need for Spring

There are numerous illnesses that become easier for our pets to contract when the weather warms and they head outside more often. Here are the five vaccines your pets should have updated as we head into spring and why they’re so crucial. Leptospirosis is a highly contagious zoonotic disease, meaning it can easily pass from […]

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Options for Pet Care

According to a recent NBC Nightly News story, corporate veterinary clinics could be charging pet owners more than they should be paying. Select your veterinary hospital carefully! When you visit us, we always explain every charge and make sure you know what you’re paying for. Watch the full story here.

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Separation Anxiety During Back-to-School Season

Every year, back-to-school season brings about changes in our schedules. However, while we and our kids get used to our routines again fairly quickly, we still often forget that these changes affect our pets, too. Dogs often struggle with their human companions being gone more often, and many pets suffer from separation anxiety. Some dogs […]

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Sileo: A New Firework Solution

With Fourth of July fast approaching, owners of noise phobic dogs are once again preparing to comfort their trembling, panting, and anxious companions. At Santa Clarita Animal Hospital, we know all too well the stress of these festivities as clients and their companions come to us for medication to help control their pets’ anxiety throughout […]

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Leptospirosis: An Emerging Disease

What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a bacteria transmitted through the urine of infected animals. Raccoons, skunks, opossums, mice and rats are thought to be the most common carriers of the disease. Historically, this disease was limited to dogs exposed to irrigation fields, lakes, and streams, but with increasing urbanization suburban dogs are now at risk. […]

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