animal health

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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CatConLA 2019 Attracts Feline Fans For Furry Fun

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It’s time again for CatConLA.  2019 marks the third conference I’ve attended, going back to the inaugural event in 2015, and it’s always an experience for in-person learning of the latest and greatest products and experiences of the feline kind. What is CatConLA? “The world’s original and biggest cat-centric pop culture event, CatCon™, celebrates its […]

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney Weighs in on 17 Popular Medium Sized Dogs via Woman’s Day

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When pursuing ownership of a canine companion, are you a fan of small, medium, large, or giant sizes? Personally, I like a dog that is small enough to be scooped up and cuddled removed from a potentially injurious circumstance, or be put into an airline-appropriate carrier for travel. Such a dog would likely be more […]

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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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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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