pet health

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Fleas and Ticks

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Fleas and Ticks   PM.com for PetCoach.com 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Fleas and Ticks.   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.  […]

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Jane Lynch and Rich Eisen Reveal They Share the Same Veterinarian (Dr. Patrick Mahaney) on The Rich Eisen Show

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I recently had the unique experience of having two of my clients discuss my role as their veterinarian on a major media outlet. Rich Eisen has been a client of mine for many years and I have greatly enjoyed working with his family to care for his dogs over the years. For full disclosure, I’m […]

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Canine and Feline Hip Dysplasia: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

One of the most common diagnoses that creates great cause for alarm among many pet owners is hip dysplasia.   Fortunately, having your dog or cat diagnosed with the condition does not mean a death sentence.  Instead, owners of hip dysplasia-affected pets should consider the option for surgical correction and must implement a series of […]

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Megaesophagus in Canines & Felines – What Is It & How It Affects Your Pet’s Health

The esophagus is a structure crucial to overall health, as it’s the tube that transports food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach.     When the esophagus improperly develops, is traumatized by punctures or chemical irritants, or when it improperly functions from a variety of other causes the condition megaesophagus can occur.   […]

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Neem Oil for Pets: Is It Safe?

Have you ever heard of Neem and it’s potential to have medicinal benefits for pets?   Neem oil is extracted from the Azadirachta indica tree, which is native to tropical regions of the world.    It’s been touted to have many medicinal properties, including anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, and more.   Neem oil is generally […]

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