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Nov29

SPAYING & NEUTERING YOUR PET, PART 1

Written by // Tim Wheaton: Office & Media Manager Categories // My Pets Dr Blog, cat health, dog health

Should You Spay Or Neuter Your Pet?

Spay Neuter Episode

This is the companion article to our Pet Talk Podcast episode about this issue. You can listen to that podcast episode by clicking here.

We sat with Dr. Matthew Wheaton, the owner and medical director of Alicia Pet Care Center to talk about spaying and neutering your pet and the importance of that. The origin of this article is the podcast episode that the text was extracted from. As you may have noticed by the episode title, this is going to be two parts and it is going to cover a lot of information. We were going to just do this as a single episode, but once we started getting into the meat and potatoes of it, we realized it was too much information and we didn't want to skimp out on it just to make a shorter episode. So we broke it down into two even somewhat longer episodes for our listeners to digest all of this information and all of these different sides of the importance of spaying and neutering your pet. Whether you have a cat or a dog, we discuss what it means, and what that process is here, in surgery with the doctors.

Oct26

YOUR PET MAY BE SPOOKED ON HALLOWEEN TOO

Written by // Tim Wheaton: Office & Media Manager Categories // My Pets Dr Blog, pet safety

There Are Ways To Minimize The Fright Factor For Your Pet

Princess Dog CostumeHalloween can be so much fun for the humans in the family, but it can be the complete opposite for the animals in your household. It's common to think of the 4th of July as one of the scariest days of the year for pets, but there's more than just alarming sounds to spook our furry family members on October 31. Let's look at some of the most common issues: 

Jun30

BE SAFE AND SANE FOR YOUR PET THIS 4TH OF JULY

Written by // Tim Wheaton: Office & Media Manager Categories // My Pets Dr Blog, pet safety

Fireworks Aren't As Fun For Your Furry Family Members

flagdog320wFireworks, barbecues, beverages, pool parties... all of these things that we look forward to the 4th of July for spending time with our friends and family. Well, what about our four-legged family members?  A lot of the things that make this holiday so fun for us can be potentially dangerous and even fatal to those furry ones we love so dearly. While we are eating something right off our Weber grills, laughing with our friends and raising a glass to our country, the family dog may just be sitting by our feet, desperately hoping for some human food (thinking: "please, please, please... I can tell it's a special day today... please let me have some food...").  They probably don't recall what happened just a year ago, shortly after the sun went down.  All those loud explosions that may as well be guns going off close to them. You may think you're in the clear if you left your pet at home and didn't bring them to the big fireworks show, the one that makes us all oooh and ahhhh at the display. However, your neighborhood friends who still think piccolo petes and firecrackers are just the coolest things ever will put plenty of fear into the heart of your pet.  All this noise is very scary to your pet and, if they are not in a safe and secure place in your home, can often cause them to flee.  This is why July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters.  Below are some tips to help keep your pets safe and sound so you can enjoy your holiday.

Jan31

FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

Written by // Tim Wheaton: Office & Media Manager Categories // My Pets Dr Blog, news, cat health, dog health

HOW DO YOU KNOW IT'S TIME TO BRING IN YOUR PET?

Dental Month 

(** Two of the scariest dentists you may have seen in movies **)

Last year, around this time, it was me in the dentist chair. I blogged about it… about my fears, about what happened and what I needed to have done after not visiting the dentist in about 2 years. Well, this year, here we are, on the brink of Dental Month in the veterinary world, and it’s our longtime hospital administrator, Josh, who finds himself at the dentist. Josh doesn’t really love the dentist. Let me say that differently: he doesn’t even like the dentist. He tries to avoid going, he doesn’t want to pay for anything that isn’t “absolutely necessary” or “causing pain”. I’m sure all of you who know how stories like this go are clued into what’s coming next. You’re right: this doesn’t always turn out in Josh’s favor. Those times dismissing the need for a dentist visit (even just for a check-up) can so easily lead to those things that most of us agree to fear: root canals, fillings and crowns, etc.

Jan29

4th Annual Ford Petersen Spay Day at Alicia Pet Care Center

Written by // Tim Wheaton: Office & Media Manager Categories // My Pets Dr Blog, news, cat health, dog health

WE ARE ALWAYS PROUD TO HONOR FORD PETERSEN WITH THIS DAY

spaydayAlicia Pet Care Center (APCC), 25800 Jeronimo Road, Suite 100, Mission Viejo, a full service veterinary hospital, would like to announce their 4th Annual Ford Petersen Spay Day in honor of Ford Peterson, a long-time employee and friend. 

Alicia Pet Care Center will be immediately accepting requests from the community to be entered into a lottery system for a comprehensive spay or neuter service for up to 50 dogs and cats on Sunday, February 28th, 2016. These services will be at no cost to those that are chosen. To add your name to the lottery (each dog or cat is a separate entry), please call 949-768-1313 before Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm. Those that are selected will be notified by Friday, February 26th.

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