Honest Kitchen Blog: How to Keep Your Pet Safe in Hot Climates

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Although we’re heading from summer into fall, many parts of the country are still affected by high temperatures. Southern California is one of those places, as the autumn months can yield some of the warmest weather all year. It’s crucial that pet owners plan ahead to keep their canine and feline companions safe from heat-related […]

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How to Know If You Should Take Your Pet to the Vet Right Now

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Knowing when your canine or feline companion is having a health issue severe enough to merit an immediate evaluation by a veterinarian is a crucial part of pet ownership. Some health issues may permit you to observe your pet for a few hours to see if the condition worsens while others should be immediately evaluated […]

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney Shares Strategies for Keeping Our Pets Healthy The Pet Show with Dr. Katy

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What strategies do you and your veterinarian take to keep your pets in tip top shape? Vaccinations are typically part of the strategy, but they are certainly not the only preventative health measure that should be taken. For my patients that have been previously vaccinated and those having health issues I recommend taking a very […]

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How Air Fresheners Can Affect Your Pet’s Health

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By David F. Kramer I’ve not authored this article, but I contributed my veterinary perspective to David F. Kramer’s work. This article originally appeared on PetMD as How Air Fresheners Can Affect Your Pet’s Health. As parents and caregivers, one of the earliest lessons we learn is the concept of “baby-proofing”—keeping toxic substances and dangerous […]

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Honest Kitchen Blog: Dr. Mahaney’s Perspective on Natural Disaster Preparedness

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As a southern California dweller, wildfires, mudslides, and earthquakes are some of the natural disasters my dog Cardiff, my patients, and I face on a year-round basis. Nature versus man events can randomly occur, or are more likely to happen, on a seasonal basis. Fortunately, the seasonal nature of certain disasters gives pet owners the […]

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