Canine Influenza Vaccine

Canine Influenza Vaccine Have you received the flu shot? What about your dog? Canine Influenza H3N2 & H3N8 can run rampant through kennels, clinics and dog parks, but can also easily be transferred dog to dog just through touching noses, sniffing each other through the fence or going for walks. “More then 100 cases have […]

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Urinary Issues in Felines

Urinary Issues in Felines is More Common then you may Think   Cats can be known for their urinary issues, anything from spraying, inappropriate urination and even blockages. Male cats especially have a very small urethra making them prone to these issues. It’s important to monitor your cats output into their liter box, sometimes small […]

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Should you feed your pets a grain-free diet?

I’m thrilled that pet owners these days put a lot of thought into their pets’ diets. However, unfortunately, many pet owners have fallen for convincing marketing campaigns and trust that companies (not their vets!) will tell them what’s best for their pets. Grain-free diets are one of the latest food trends to take off in […]

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Found Kittens Recuperating at Santa Clarita Animal Hospital

A local resident recently found three kittens in a garbage bag hanging from a tree outside Castaic Sports Complex. These four-week-old orange cuties are currently recuperating at Santa Clarita Animal Hospital, and they’ll need homes soon! KTLA came by to talk to us about the kittens and the care they’re receiving at our hospital. You […]

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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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