When To Spay Your Dog

When To Spay Your Dog

Oh wow. There’s a lot of info out there on this one. And even more opinions…Do you spay at 6 months?A year?8 weeks?2 years?Never??So many choices. And such an important decision. I mean, this is surgery for your fur baby for heaven’s sake!In recent years, some...
Grain-Free Diets. Just, No.

Grain-Free Diets. Just, No.

One of the important questions we ask clients during their appointment is “What diet are you feeding?” I could make a serious dent in some student loans if I had a dime for every time I got the answer, “Uhhh . . . I’m not sure. But it’s really good. It’s...
The Times, They Are A-Changin’

The Times, They Are A-Changin’

If you asked me 15 years ago whether your San Diego dog needed to be on monthly heartworm prevention, I would’ve responded with a resounding, “Meh . . .” You see, back then we didn’t really have much of a heartworm problem down here. Now, if clients were traveling to...
Aural Hematomato

Aural Hematomato

OK, OK. So it’s really aural HEMATOMA. But what can I tell ya? I love the wordplay. What is an aural hematoma, anyway? Well, it’s a bunch of blood inside the ear flap. Because your pet’s outer ear is basically a collection of blood vessels and a little cartilage with...
Repeat After Me: No Craigslist Puppies

Repeat After Me: No Craigslist Puppies

I try avoid absolute statements. You know “always,” and “never” and all that. But I will say the following about purchasing an animal from a Craigslist ad: Don’t. Please don’t. Every week, I see owners who have bought pets (mostly puppies) from Craigslist. For the...