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Ask the Vet: When socks become dangerous by Stefanie Wong, DVM

Does your pet eat things that they shouldn’t? If your pet loves to explore the world by putting it in their mouth, then this article is for you. If your pet has ingested something, such as a sock, we call it a foreign body—something that is sitting in their stomach or intestines that should not be there.

National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is on August 22

National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is on August 22. This is an important reminder to all cat owners to remember to schedule a yearly exam!

Ask the Vet: The Overweight Pet by Stefanie Wong, DVM

Food is love… right? However, it is possible to kill your pet with kindness. Over 50% of pets in the United States are overweight. Losing weight can add years to your pet’s life – and it can also make those years much more enjoyable for them.

Ask the Vet: Heat Stroke by Stefanie Wong, DVM

With the impending transition from spring to summer, temps climb into the 80s and 90s and sunny blue skies are the norm. Although you and I can change into shorts and t-shirts, our pets often have a harder time coping with the warm weather...

Hot Weather & Summertime Activities Safety Tips

We have gathered all of our hot weather tips from previous posts and made one handy list. We cover how to keep your pet cool, heatstroke symptoms, pool parties, hiking, camping and even how to keep your pocket pets cool! This is an indispensable resource for protecting your pets when it is hot outside!

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

The Fourth of July is the perfect summer celebration - warm weather, a day off work, delicious barbecued food, plus friends, family, and fireworks! It's hard to find a more winning combination which is why it is not a surprise that the Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for many people; for our pets, however, it is a different story.

Safety Tips for Taking Your Dog to the Beach by Nikki Smith and Erin Selby

Summer is a great time to take your dog to the beach. We are lucky to live close to so many dog-friendly parks in the East Bay. Some staff favorites are Point Isobel, Muir Beach, Del Valle, Ocean Beach, and Crissy Field. The best way to enjoy the beach with your dog is to be prepared and follow these safety tips:

Ask the Vet: Foxtail Safety by Stefanie Wong, DVM

As we head from spring to summer, the green hills will gradually turn golden brown. This time of year is prime foxtail season. The foxtail (also referred to as grass awn) seems pretty harmless at first glance but it can be very dangerous to our pets...

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