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(By Louis Toffoli)    When people talk about veterinarians, they likely discuss all of the positive aspects of the career choice. Working with animals, making a positive difference, and earning an excellent salary attracts many to the profession.  While being a veterinarian can be a very rewarding career,...

(By Saad Imran)    Cats run into all kinds of medical problems during their lifetime. Usually, your kitty gets sick by ingesting a toxin, being in contact with an infected cat or just venturing outside.  It's crucial that you recognize when your cat has a severe medical condition...

(By Saad Imran)   Knowing the most common dog health problems can help you recognize the signs when your doggo is sick and needs a veterinarian visit. One of the best things anyone can do for their pet’s health is preventative care. As Dr. Jeff said, “Don’t...

(by Andres Rojas)   From pet grooming tips to prescription drugs advice, Dr. Jeff Werber’s weekly AMA (ask me anything) tackled every doubt his Instagram followers had in 2021. Yet, while the phrasing can change, some of these pet health questions keep making their way back to...

(By Louis Toffoli)    Wondering how to become a veterinarian? Being a veterinarian can be a very rewarding career, and some might even consider it the best job in the world. Who wouldn’t want to work with animals! If you love animals and enjoy scientific subjects, becoming...

(By Saad Imran)   Dr. Jeff said, “The short answer is, don’t feed your pets chocolate! The long answer is that there are certain grades and amounts of chocolate that are obviously much more serious than others.”  He recommends using a Pet Chocolate Toxicity Calculator to see if...

(by Andres Rojas)   Now that the pandemic is getting a little bit better, pet daycare options (especially when not working from home) are back on the table again. Thanks to a growing demand from pet parents, you can find many daycare options where your pup can stay...

(By Louis Toffoli) (Disclaimer: this author does not claim to offer legal advice, nor is the website upon which this article is hosted claiming to offer any legal advice. For legal advice, please consult a qualified attorney.) While nobody wants to hurt a pet, it is a...

(By Saad Imran)   Do you know what to do if your dog is poisoned? While everyday household items like chocolate, raisins and Xylitol are safe for humans, they can prove to be fatal to your pet, if ingested. Data by the poison control helpline shows more than...

(by Andres Rojas)   As pets grow older, they have more difficulty going to the bathroom, breathing, walking, or even getting up. Each day can bring new discomforts for your pet, but to feel when it's the right time to have your pet put down vs knowing...

If you’re worried about the cost of spaying or neutering your pet, the good news is that if you live in California, there are many veterinary clinics where you can get these services inexpensively or for free. Here is a rundown on some of the places...

(By Corinna Underwood) Losing pets as adults is as hard as losing them when we’re kids. No one can really explain where they’ve gone, and the sadness feels unconsolable. Why do our faithful, happy companions have to have so much shorter a life than ours? It’s...

(by Corinna Underwood) Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) refers to a series of abnormalities that commonly affect dogs with flat faces and short noses. Types of brachycephalic dogs include English bulldogs, French bulldogs, Pekingese, Pugs, Shih-Tzus, and Boston Terriers. BOAS occurs because these breeds have shortened skull...

( by Corinna Underwood ) Though we hate to think about it, animal abuse is rife throughout the United States. So much so that: one animal suffers abuse every 60 seconds 49 states have laws to provide felony penalties for animal torture on the first offense ...

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound that is extracted from the plant cannabis sativa.  There is a considerable body of research on how CBD can benefit human health, and many pet owners are becoming increasingly curious about whether CBD is safe for cats and dogs. Would...

( By Corinna Underwood ) Most veterinarians have basic training in animal nutrition and many more take the time to research during their career but there are times when you may need a pet nutritionist?   “[It] depends on the knowledge and comfort of the individual veterinarian. Most...

(by Emma Collins) From Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, the Winter season brings plenty of holiday celebrations to nurture the bond of pets and their people. But nothing can spoil these merry moments like an emergency visit to a veterinary clinic.  If you’re planning on including...

(By Corinna Underwood) Many pet owners, particularly those who are adopting their first dog or cat, wonder if it is cruel to spay and neuter? Getting your pet fixed is part of being a responsible pet owner and putting pet safety first. Not only does spaying and...

There is plenty to worry about this holiday season, between social distancing and your aunt’s new weird diet she’s recently adopted. So, we’ve decided to make Thanksgiving a little easier for you and your furry family and compile a list of Thanksgiving pet safety tips.   ...