Foxtail Season in San Diego

Foxtail Season in San Diego Foxtails are the seed from a grass-like weed that grows in California.  Each seed is shaped like an arrowhead.  The point will engage the fur and penetrate the skin.  Due to the shape, foxtails continue to migrate in the direction of the pointy end, leaving red, open wounds, draining pus.  … Read more Foxtail Season in San Diego

Dogs want you to stay home. Cats not so much.

Stay Home! Back to Work! A Dog and Cat Debate Reopening America By  Jason Gay April 17, 2020 11:40 am ET America Needs To Get Back to Work By A Cat On behalf of cats everywhere, I’ll just say it: We want everyone out of the house. It was cute for a while, but the … Read more Dogs want you to stay home. Cats not so much.

How I Do Allergy Testing

How I do allergy testing Allergic dermatitis (allergic skin disease) may first occur anytime during a patient’s life.  Allergies may affect dogs and cats.  About twenty percent of dogs have allergic dermatitis.  Ten to fifteen percent of cats may be affected. “He’s never had allergies before.” Things that may cause allergic dermatitis include fleas, airborne … Read more How I Do Allergy Testing

Do Not Feed Grain-Free

Vets still seeing cases of heart problems linked to grain-free food Exotic ingredients and boutique brands may also be linked to health issues For weeks, Kanga had been experiencing odd symptoms, including fatigue, breathing problems and what her local vet assumed were seizures. But now Turner was being told that the Maltese-Chihuahua mix was in … Read more Do Not Feed Grain-Free

Documenting the Vet Visit

It is Saturday morning, and David and Joe are in with their cats Loki and Thor.  Loki and Thor are scheduled for one-year vaccine boosters.  The location is one of the Friars Road Pet Hospital exam rooms. Dr. Peterson is examining Loki.  David takes out his cell phone.  He starts taking photos. David:  You don’t … Read more Documenting the Vet Visit