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  • Common Pet Problems
    Common Pet Problems If you have a pet, you are like most people, and you treat them like they are part of the family. And just like your other family members, Read more
  • Flea & Tick Prevention: Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks
    Parasite Prevention: Keeping Fleas & Ticks at Bay Fleas and ticks can become quite a nuisance for both pets and their human companions in warmer weather seasons. Our experienced veterinarians in Read more
  • Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet
    At Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital, We Urge You to Consider Our Spay & Neuter Services The term Spay & Neuter refers to surgical sterilization. Spay is specifically for female animals, where Read more
  • Motion Sickness
    Motion Sickness By Your Long Beach Veterinarian Motion sickness is not something that is only seen in people. It is also a common phenomenon observed in dogs.  For some dogs, car Read more
  • Pet Allergy Treatment
    PETS CAN HAVE ALLERGIES One of the most common calls made to my hospital this time of the year is a complaint about an itchy cat or dog.  Unlike people who Read more
  • Pet Sting Treatment
    Spring is wonderful for outdoor activities for you and your pet but can result in exposure to bees, wasps, hornets, ants, and other biting and stinging insects. Most of us know Read more
  • Does Your Pet Have Bad Breath?
    Does Your Pet Have Bad Breath? Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is one of the more frequent complaints we hear from pet owners. Bad breath usually occurs from build-up of Read more
  • Start 2018 with Clean Teeth and Fresh Breath
    Start 2018 with Clean Teeth and Fresh Breath It’s a new year. As the proverb goes, “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."  I’m sure Read more
    DOGS AND CATS: Big Versus Small Not A Fair Fight Mark Twain famously said: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in Read more
  • DOGS AND CATS: Heartworm In Dogs Preventable
    A Long Beach dog recently tested positive for heartworm disease. The dog had been on and off heartworm prevention medicine over the last couple of years. His last heartworm test Read more
  • DOGS AND CATS: Read The Signs For Good Diagnosis
    Like any good pet owner, you bring your pet to the doctor when they get sick. Maybe it’s an ear infection this time. Your pet has been scratching and shaking its Read more
    Veterinarians often hear from their clients that the flea medicine they use doesn't seem to work any more. Maybe the fleas have become resistant to the medicine, or a new Read more
  • When shouldn't I wait to go to the vet?
    When shouldn't I wait to go to the vet?   1. Respiratory Distress Any animal that is having trouble breathing should be taken to the closest vet immediately. Respiratory arrest can occur at Read more
  • Why does your pet eat poop?
    Why does your pet eat poop? Coprophagia, or the act of consuming feces, is a relatively common complaint among dog owners. Many owners are worried about what this may mean about their Read more
  • Ever hear of ear cropping and wonder what or why it’s done?
    Ever hear of ear cropping and wonder what or why it’s done?  Ear cropping involves removing the ear pinna, the external floppy part of the ear. This is generally performed on Read more
  • Do you know what TO DO when you accidentally trim your pet’s nail too short?
    Not all owners have the luxury of being able to trim their pet’s nails at home, but for those who can…. Do you know what to do if you accidentally trim Read more