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  • November 2018
    Our veterinarians are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of senior pet dogs and cats by advocating for early detection of abnormalities (bloodwork and radiographs), routine examinations (at least two a Read more
  • Having a Positive Experience at the Dog Park
    Having a PositiveExperience at the Dog ParkDog parks: great for providing social interaction, exercise, and mental stimulation for many dogs. But certain dogs may feel threatened or anxious. Whether you Read more
  • Welcomes Back Dr. Katy Bellers!
    The Alpine Animal Hospital welcomes back Dr. Katy Bellers! Dr. Bellers went on leave to have a healthy baby boy in June of 2013. Liam is her second child and Read more
  • Can You Tell: Is Your Pet In Pain?
    The other day as I was looking into the mirror wondering who that old fart was, I turned to leave and was reminded it was me. As my joints popped Read more
  • Flea Prevention Medications: Oral vs. Topical
    Flea Prevention Medications:Oral vs. TopicalFleas are not only a source of irritation and frustration, but they also pose a serious health threat to animals. These tiny external parasites can carry Read more
  • Dealing with Pet Loss
    Ours pets unconditional love earns them a special place in our hearts. Being greeted by a wagging tail or curling up on the couch with your purring companion has more Read more
  • Vaccination: Whats Needed?
    Vaccines are an important way we can protect our pets from contagious diseases. It is frustrating to see animals with preventable illnesses, such as parvo virus. Parvo virus is a Read more
  • Top 10 Poisonous Plants
    The top 10 poisonings for dogs and cats as reported by the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company are:Raisins and grapesMushroomsMarijuanaLiliesWalnutsOnionSago PalmMacadamia NutsAzaleasHydrangeas- Raisins and grapes can cause kidney failure in some Read more
  • Obesity Causes Other Issues
    Pet obesity remains a major contributing factor to health problems in our pets. Recent veterinary surveys estimate that approximately 55% of pets are clinically obese. Problems including joint disease, diabetes, Read more
  • Got an itch?
    Got an itch?Did you know your pet can suffer from seasonal allergies just like you? More than half of pet owners are unaware their furry companions also suffer during the Read more
  • Here Kitty, Kitty!
    Here Kitty, Kitty!Did you know that there is a kitten season, sounds amazing right? Well there is, and it starts roughly in the spring and ends late fall. This cute-sounding Read more
  • Foxtail Season: Coming Soon to a field near you
    Foxtail SeasonComing Soon to a field near youHere in California, foxtails are notorious for getting stuck in an ear, nose, or eye of an unsuspecting victim. When we hear complaints Read more
  • Flea Prevention All Year Round
    Flea Prevention All Year RoundFleas love the California weather, because rain or shine, summer or winter, they are able to thrive all year round. No need to worry- we can Read more
  • The Importance of Dentistry
    The Importance of DentistryWhat is periodontal disease?Over 85% of dogs and cats have some type of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease simply means that the gums and bone that hold the Read more
  • Pets are not Presents
    Pets are not PresentsPets are a commitmentThe holiday season brings about so many joyous things: time with family and friends, good food, parties, and presents. There are presents that we Read more
  • Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets
    Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog DietsThe AVMA discourages the feeding to cats and dogs of any animal source protein that has not first been subjected to Read more