January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day, a day set aside for celebrating a staple found in just about every American’s kitchen and a favorite flavor among dogs around the world. Let’s celebrate by learning a little more about peanut butter dog treats and the nutritional benefits for dogs.
2022 is quickly coming to a close, and that means we’re getting ready to welcome 2023 with festive New Year’s Eve celebrations. While some pets are very social and love parties, others prefer quiet and sticking to their routines. Whether your pet is a party animal or not, consider the following tips to keep your pet safe during New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Getting a new puppy is an incredibly exciting time for any pet owner. No one can prepare you for all the love, and cuddles you are about to experience. And who doesn’t love that adorable new puppy smell? But even with all of the goodness that comes along with owning a new puppy, it is extremely important to remember that a new puppy also means a-lot of responsibility.
At Pacific Pet Hospital, we love all dogs equally (so much!). However, we have to admit that there are some things that set dogs adopted from animal shelters apart from the rest. If you’re considering rescuing a dog from a shelter, we encourage you to keep reading to learn about 10 reasons why rescue dogs are the best.
To give your kitten the best possible start in your home, you should take some steps to prepare your house for your kitten’s arrival. Pacific Pet Hospital is happy to help you prepare for your new kitten with 5 simple steps to follow.
Although some dog breeds are notoriously more stubborn than others, this does not mean that they lack in their nature, the instinct to bond with and please their owners. Dogs simply don’t know what we expect of them until we teach them, and teaching them can be difficult considering that we speak human and they speak dog.
While playing at the beach and swimming in the ocean are great activities for you to enjoy with your dog, the beach does present a few safety risks for pets. So, following these safety tips can ensure you have a fun and safe time outdoors.
Telemedicine has been around almost as long as the telephone, but new technologies have revitalized the telemedicine space, making it more convenient than ever to access professional veterinary advice for pets. At Pacific Pet Hospital, we are pleased to provide state-of-the-art veterinary telemedicine via the Anipanion smartphone app.
No one likes leaving their pets behind, but sometimes, it’s not possible to take them everywhere that life takes us.
Halloween is just around the corner. While you might love a fun scare from time to time, it’s important to take a few steps to make sure your pets will be safe on the ghostly, ghoulish holiday.
If your pet gets stressed, consider the following tips and contact our veterinary clinic for more information about how we can help you get your pet the care they need.
During National Pet Hydration Awareness Month in July, our veterinarians are spreading awareness about the importance of proper pet hydration. Keeping your pets hydrated by providing plenty of cool, fresh water can help prevent dehydration, heatstroke, and water intoxication which can all be fatal.
With the fireworks, camping, and travel associated with Independence Day celebrations, it’s easy for pets to get scared and disoriented, run off, and get lost. In fact, more pets go missing on July 4th in the United States than on any other day of the year.
We all know the telltale signs of allergies in people: runny noses, watery eyes, sneezing, and redness. Like people, dogs and cats can suffer from allergies, too.
Springtime is here! It is a time for renewal and celebration, which means treats! However, as pet owners, we need to be careful about what fun and sweet treats our furry friends get into this Spring.
January is National Walk Your Pet Month and despite the blustery weather, dogs still need to go outside for bathroom breaks and exercise. Consider the following tips to keep your dog warm and safe on winter walks.
It’s January, and the time of year when we all traditionally make a fresh start. These pet-friendly New Year’s resolution ideas can help your pet live a long, healthy life!
When your pet isn’t eating, it’s important to get to the bottom of the situation, determine the underlying cause, and address the problem to avoid nutritional deficiencies and potential secondary health concerns.
When there’s an itchy pet in the household, no one can relax or get any rest – especially not your irritated pet. Read on to find out why your pet might be scratching more than usual.
Canine parvovirus is one of the vaccinations that every puppy should receive. Failing to vaccinate your puppy or having your dog improperly vaccinated puts them at risk of contracting this dangerous disease.
Foxtail seeds can get stuck in dogs’ fur, between their toes, in their ears, up their noses, in and around their mouths, and even on their eyelids. Left unattended, errant foxtails stuck to a dog can cause serious damage.
With the August 21st solar eclipse soon approaching we are told not to look at it without special glasses. This is because the sun sends powerful UV rays towards the earth which are most powerful when looking directly at the sun, on any day, not just during the eclipse. The UV…
Summer Parasites that “bug” Your Pet and Advice from Your Vet in Chula Vista! Fun& sun but for your pet it is parasite season. Fleas – When a flea gets on your pet, it bites your pet every 10 minutes. Depending on the product, the topical flea medication takes 45min…
HEAT can kill your pet Summer…Beach, barbecues, errands, and shopping for barbecues, fun. Taking your pet with you seems like a good Idea and companion on the errands. Look harder at the stats. Point 1; did you know that a parked car outside at 78.F will get to 100-120.F in…
Pacific Pet Hospital in Chula Vista, Ca discuses Fleas, Ticks and Worm medications. The daunting challenge for owners of what products to use to protect their pets from fleas, ticks, and worms. Here is the vast array of products ; Dogs; K-9 Advantix 11, Advantage Multi, Advantage, Vectra 3D, Comfortis,…
Pacific Pet Hospital in Chula Vista Helps Owners Find Lost Pets Panic, fear, helplessness. When you first realize your pet is missing it is a combination of all these feelings. One in four pets will go missing or become lost according to the ASPCA. The one major thing you have…