Don’t Take a Bite: Rattlesnake Season!

20160511_173914Meet Doc, a happy-go-lucky hound who decided to get a little too close to our local wildlife. He was rushed in to our hospital after receiving a rattlesnake bite right on top of his nose. His owners recognized symptoms quickly so luckily Doc was able to get the care he needed right away. A couple years ago we published a brief overview on rattlesnakes after seeing several bites in the same week. It seems our resident snake population is getting set for another busy year so we wanted to share our best tips for keeping your dog safe:
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Wildfire Season: Don’t Forget the Pets!

Not too far from us in Northern California, two massive wildfires—the Valley Fire and the Butte Fire—are now contained after weeks of burning. Hundreds of structures are destroyed, people have died, and animals have died as well. The images on the news are hard to look at: walls of flame, family homes reduced to smoking piles of grey ash, bewildered animals with burned paws being tended to by veterinarians. Read the rest of this entry »