In light of the recent outbreak of CoVid-19 in humans, I want to talk about the feline version of the CoronaVirus. There are several feline CoronaViruses (FCoV) but they vary widely in their virulence (severity) and clinical signs. FCoV of low virulence usually attack the intestinal cells causing diarrhea and they are usually self limiting,… continue reading.
My Chihuahua cross recently lost his appetite. He is 2 yearsold and used to eat everything as fast aspossible. Lately he hasn’t been eating his food with the same enthusiasm. Should I be worried? I see many dogs with appetite loss. It’s good to remember that dogs, cats, and other pets are creatures of habit. If they… continue reading.
I am regularly asked two questions: “Is my pet in pain?” and “How severe is the pain?” These are very good questions. Assessing a pet’s pain level is very important but tends to be subjective and sometimes difficult to quantify. To help identify pain we need to touch and examine our pets as well as… continue reading.
By Dr. Santos, DVM What is marijuana toxicity and what should I look for when my pet gets into my “stash?” With the legalization of marijuana in California, we are seeing more pets with marijuana toxicity. Many times the pet owners are reluctant or even embarrassed to give correct information about what the pet “could… continue reading.
We know the importance of brushing our teeth everyday. We floss. We rinse. But let’s admit that we don’t do this for our pets. Dental disease is a real problem in all of our middle age and older pets. Yet they usually will not tell us of any pain they may have. Sometimes pain can… continue reading.