Memorial for Spencer the Labrador Retriever Mix

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A long-term patient of mine named Spencer recently passed away.  I first got to know Spencer and his family when he moved from New York to Los Angeles in 2013.  I knew him during his healthier times when his mobility was quite good, despite having had knee surgery and osteoarthritis, and was there until the […]

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney Weighs in on The 10 Best Guard Dogs to Keep Your Home Safe via Woman’s Day

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Some dog breeds are conventionally known as guard dogs due to their size, general appearance, or temperament.  Yet, any dog of mixed or pure breeding could serve as a good guard dog for its household.   Not all dogs are meant to be protectors.  Therefore, if you are a potential dog owner seeking a canine […]

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Should You Give CBD to Your Pet?

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The opportunity to spread my message of holistic veterinary medicine through various media outlets is something in which I partake whenever possible.  Therefore, I was enthused to receive the request to appear on Spectrum News SoCal 1’s Inside the Issues with Alex Cohen to discuss the use of CBD in pets.   For full disclosure, […]

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Flying With a Dog: Should You Take Your Dog on a Plane via Rover.com

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Do you travel on an airplane with your dog? Although man owners do so, airline travel is not appropriate for all dogs due to their health, behavior, or other factors. I always advocate that dog owners plan well in advance when taking their canine companions on an airplane and not need to make spur-of-the-moment decisions […]

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Cancer in Pets: Health Smart

Cancer is an ailment that we veterinarians are unfortunately diagnosing more frequently in our animal companions.  The Morris Animal Foundation shares the shocking statistic that “1 in 2 dogs will develop cancer and 1 in 4 dogs will die of the disease.” As there is no guarantee for a cure, we should strive to prevent our pets […]

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