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‘ Canine Flu in the Bay Area ‘ What you need to know to keep your dog protected

At least five dogs at the Oakland city shelter have confirmed cases of canine influenza, according to Oakland Animal Services director Rebecca Katz.If you have adopted a dog recently from this shelter be sure to keep your dog quarantined for the next 21-30 days.

Itching, Scratching, Chewing, Oh My!

If your dog scratches, itches, or chews, he may be experiencing allergies. Similar to people this time of year, dogs can also develop allergies to grasses, pollens, weeds, and other environmental allergens.

The Link Between Diet and Heart Disease By Dr. Adam Scott

The question about the link between heart disease and diet has become a common conversation at my hospital since the FDA released a warning statement.

Telehealth for Pets - we would love to know what our pet owners think.

Telehealth has hit the veterinary space! Certainly, the way consumers interact with human health care providers has changed and pet health care is not far behind. Perhaps you have already interacted with a veterinary health care service online.

The 9 Lives of the Camp Fire Cats

n November 8, 2018, the Camp Fire was sparked in Butte County, California and quickly became the most devastating and deadly fire in state history. Almost immediately, hundreds of volunteers from across the country poured in to provide assistance to the people and pets affected by the rapidly moving flames.

Ask The Vet: I've found a new bump on my pet: Now What? by Stefanie Wong, DVM

It is bound to happen... you're petting and loving on your furry companion and you feel something new. Your fingers move over a raised bump that you've never felt before. The question arises - is this something I should be worried about?

Resource Document: What to Expect After Your Pet's Vaccinations Today

Resource Document: What to Expect After Your Pet's Vaccinations Today

November Team Member of the Month

Congratulations Kristin Unger, BRVC's Team Member of the Month!

Ask the Vet: Pet Obesity by Kristel Weaver, DVM, MPVM

Since dogs range in size from 2lbs to 200lbs with all sorts of body shapes, we rely on their body condition to tell us if they are overweight. Cats don’t vary in size as much as dogs but we still follow simple guidelines to determine their ideal weight.

Winter Holiday Pet Safety Tips by Kristel Weaver, DVM, MPVM

December has arrived and toys, electronics, and wrapping paper pack the stores. It's fun to include our pets in the holiday celebration, but watch out for seasonal hazards.

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