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Reduce Your Dog's Rattlesnake Risk

Here in Southern California, we have a native population of rattlesnakes. All rattlesnake venom (genus Crotalus) is poisonous to pets. Thankfully, a preventative vaccine is currently available for dogs and horses.

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Doggie-Vision: New TV Channel Caters to Canines

DOGTV, a 24-hour, canine-only TV channel, has arrived in San Diego. The new pet programming, which launched on Cox and Time Warner digital cable in February, aims to keep dogs happy and stress-free while their humans are out.

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An Important Note About Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis, a potentially fatal disease in dogs, is re-emerging in California and across the country. According to a local representative for Pfizer Animal Health, there have been six reported cases of the disease in Encinitas within the last six months. For this reason, we are strongly encouraging a Leptospirosis vaccine for all our canine patients.

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Watch Your Step This Summer

By Jennifer Reed

The sun is shining and it’s a wonderful time to be outdoors in San Diego.

But beware—if rising temperatures have brought you and your dog out of hibernation, you’re not alone. Dangerous foxtails, ticks and snakes like to come out this time of year, too.

Whether you’re enjoying a walk near the beach, a desert hike or just a romp in the back yard, it’s never too early to keep your eye out for these fair-weather foes.

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