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How to Keep Your Dog and Cat Safe in Rattlesnake Country

Rattlesnakes play an important role in our ecosystem, but if you’re a pet owner, beware! Rattlesnakes can be deadly for pets. While not usually aggressive, they may lash out if approached or accidentally touched. Dogs and cats are often naturally curious about their surroundings and about other animals. Getting close to sniff a rattlesnake can…

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About Leptospirosis in Dogs in Stevenson Ranch

Leptospirosis is a bacteria found in the urine of infected wild animals. Dogs can be exposed to that infected urine by swimming or drinking from streams, creeks, and ponds. Dogs can also be infected if the bacteria enters broken skin or through the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, and mouth). The bacteria then travels to the…

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Easter Pet Poisons in Stevenson Ranch

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. “Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous…

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Top Ten Emergencies In Cats in Stevenson Ranch

Cats often become reclusive and hide when they are not feeling well which makes knowing when they need to be seen by your veterinarian a challenge. They have unique signs and symptoms of emergency conditions that often go unrecognized by their owners. Some injuries are obvious, such as a cat with an open wound, while…

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