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Rattlesnake Vaccine for Dogs

Rattlesnakes live in a variety of habitats. They are found in wetlands, deserts and forests, from sea level to mountain elevations. Rattlesnakes are most active in warmer seasons, from spring to autumn. In southern latitudes they are occasionally found year-round.

Ask Your Vet: Are Bones Healthy for Dogs? By Stefanie Wong, DVM

Wolves and coyotes in the wild eat bones, so it is a common thought that our pet dogs can eat bones as well. Thankfully, most owners are aware of the dangers of cooked bones, especially chicken bones for example. The cooking process makes these bones more brittle, and when chewed they often splinter into multiple sharp fragments that can cause damage as they are going down the hatch. However, it’s important to know that all bones – cooked or raw, regardless of what type of animal it comes from – can present real dangers to your pet.

Dogs are Sweet Enough Already: The Dangers of Chocolate & Xylitol by Trevor Miller, DVM

Throughout the year, veterinary hospitals learn to expect and prepare for certain seasonal emergencies. As Valentine's day is Friday a reminder to keep chocolate and sweets away from your dog...

Welcome Dr. Laura Rensink

We would love to welcome Dr. Laura Rensink to Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center!

Ask the Vet: Dental Exams by Stefanie Wong, DVM

February is dental month at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care! Ever wonder what we look for when we ask your pet to say “ahhhh”? Below, I will go over some of the more common things that affect the teeth of cats and dogs.

Valentines Day Pet Dangers & Chocolate Toxicity

It maybe "sweet" of you to buy your loved one some chocolate but keep it out of reach from your pet!

Ask the Vet: Winter Hazards by Kristel Weaver DVM, MPVM

We are lucky to live in a climate with mild winters. We are also lucky to live close to so many different terrains – deserts, beaches, and the mountains!

Mushroom Poisoning in Dogs

Mushrooms are a challenging toxin to deal with: they can be hard to properly identify, their range of toxicity goes from no big deal to deadly, they appear suddenly and dogs can get to them easily.

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