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Snail Bait Poisoning

Snail bait is the most common poisoning agent of dogs in California. Warning signs of snail bait poisoning include anxious twitching that becomes uncontrollable, racing heart rate, vomiting, diarrhea and respiratory failure.The twitching progresses to seizures and potentially death. Seizures can raise a pet's body temperature so high that brain damage can occur.

Ask the Vet: Why do cats vomit? by Kristel Weaver, MPVM, DVM

I have 2 kitties and one of them throws up a ton! I know people say that cats throw up; it's no big deal. Why do cats vomit?

Kitty Korner: Toys to Get your Cat Moving! by Erin Selby

Cats love to lay about, perch, lounge, and sleep the day away. In fact, many cats will sleep an average of 13 to 18 hours a day. If only we had it so easy! But a cat's sedentary habits tend to show up in their waist lines - especially for indoor only cats. So how do you help your cat exercise? It isn't as straightforward as it is with dogs. Most cats will not willingly go for a walk on a leash (although we know some special kitties that do!). Toys are a great way to encourage your cat to get moving and burn some extra calories. The best toys tap into a cat's hunter instinct; encouraging stalking, pouncing, and playful paw batting.

Kitty Korner: Where to Put the Water Bowl

Does your cat like to drink water out of the sink, bath tubs, or even the toilet bowl? Or maybe your cat isn't drinking as much water as you would like them to. Surprisingly this behavior may have a lot to do with where you place their water bowl! 

Holiday Gift Guide: Staff Recommendations for the Pet Care Depot

Our staff share their favorite pet toys from the Pet Care Depot to help you out with your holiday shopping!

Ask the Vet: Pancreatitis by Kristel Weaver, DVM, MPVM

Over the holidays we frequently hospitalize dogs and cats with pancreatitis.  Even if your cute little one is looking up at you with big, sad eyes it’s better for them not to eat the greasy turkey leftovers.  This month’s article is all about pancreatitis.

Kitty Corner: Kitty Kozies by Erin Selby

We want to help make your kitty’s vet experience as positive and comforting as possible. That is why we came up with the idea of “Kitty Kozies”. 

Dog Eats 5 Pound Bag of Chocolate - A Cautionary Tail by Erin Selby

It's no trick - chocolate and dogs don't mix. Tips on how to hide your Halloween treats from your clever, chocolate loving dog; including how to get your kids involved!

Monday Pet Tip: Halloween Decorations

Halloween is probably the most fun holiday to decorate for - you can really unleash your creativity! And who doesn't love a spooky, Gothic decor? Here are a few tips to help keep your pet's safety in mind while decorating

Kitty Corner: Cat Carriers

“Ernie was having some major aggression issues with his carrier..."

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