Animal Health

Dr. Patrick Mahaney Debunks Cat Marijuana Myths for High Times Magazine

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Having been practicing veterinary medicine since 1999 and worked in emergency practice Southern California I’ve treated my fair share of canine and feline marijuana toxicity cases. Cats can be exposed to marijuana by orally consuming their owner’s stash or inhaling the smoke.  Since cats groom themselves, there’s “high potential” they can be exposed to marijuana […]

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Rabies Awareness and Prevention

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World Rabies Day is celebrated on an annual basis and this year fell on September 28, 2016.  World Rabies Day is a collaborative effort between the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Alliance for Rabies Control (ARC) aiming to educate the global community about prevention and control of the disease. In this article I’ll explain […]

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Honest Kitchen Blog: Recognizing and Preventing Pet Dehydration

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Although most parts of the country are currently experiencing cooler weather, pets are still prone to the negative effects of dehydration during fall and winter (along with spring and summer, of course). Water makes up 70-80% of a dog or cat’s body mass, so it’s a key nutrient in maintaining normal cellular function. A loss […]

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Memorial for Spencer the Labrador Retriever

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It’s always challenging for my clients to lose a beloved pet.  It’s even tougher when that canine or feline companion is actually part of your family. October 2016 was a sad month, as not only did I lose Gentle Ben as my patient, but my sister, Michelle Scott, had to let go of her Labrador […]

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Honest Kitchen Blog: Flea Borne Disease Awareness and Prevention

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Fleas are pesky pets that can seriously affect your pet’s behavior and overall health. Many owners aren’t aware of the serious implications of flea-borne diseases and just consider the annoying chewing, licking, and scratching most pets exhibit when bitten by a flea. The risks for flea-borne diseases affecting both pets and people is just one […]

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