Animal Health

Dr. Patrick Mahaney Shares What You Need to Know to Protect your Pet from Typhus on The Pet Show with Dr. Katy

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  Are you aware of the reports of Typhus outbreaks in Los Angeles?  A recent Los Angeles Times article Rats at the Police Station, Filth on L.A. Streets — Scenes from the Collapse of a City That’s Lost Control details this news flash having great importance to both human and animal health.   Dr. Katy […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Fleas and Ticks

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  I’m grateful to live in Southern California where our generally arid climate doesn’t support the lifecycle of fleas, ticks, and other arthropods as well as parts of the country that are more humid and commensurately warm.  As a result, fleas and ticks don’t thrive as well and infestations can be isolated to regional pockets […]

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney Talks the Dangers of Pentobarbital in Pet Food on The Pet Show with Dr. Katy

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Commercially-available pet foods and treats are recalled for a variety of reasons with some reasons having major health implications for our companion animals.  One shocking reason for recall is the discovery of the drug Pentobarbital.     In 2017 a family of five dogs in one household started showing sudden-onset neurologic signs shortly after consuming […]

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Memorial for Bird the Affenpinscher

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A very unique patient of mine named Bird recently passed away.  Bird was an older Affenpinscher who I got to know during the later years of her life.  Bird was a special find for her owner through Petfinder.com, as the Affenpinscher is not a breed that commonly ends up in pet rescues. Although I only […]

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney Talks Hypothyroidism and Arbuckle the Dog on The Pet Show with Dr. Katy

If you heard of my canine patient Arbuckle? He’s an Insta-famous social media star having amassed over 90,000 followers on his @AllAboutArbuckle Instagram page as of 12/18.   Why is Arbuckle so famous?  Well, he’s got quite the story of overcoming adversity as he was found abandoned in the Los Angeles area weighing in at […]

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