By Dr. Lidja Gillmeister, DVM, La Jolla Veterinary Clinic There’s no doubt that pet care is a year-round job, but when it comes to the summer months, taking care of our furry friends becomes more important than ever. With rising temperatures, vacations and an increase in environmental hazards, taking care of our pets is essential [...]
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These days, most people are aware that obesity takes a severe toll on human health. But according to a recent report from Tufts University, many individuals fail to extend this awareness to their pets. The truth is that pet obesity is a serious health threat that carries many of the same risk factors as human obesity. Overweight pets are more likely to develop diabetes, heart problems, joint problems and breathing issues, as well as reduced life expectancy. Therefore, in order to ensure a long and happy life for your pet, it is important to keep track of your animal’s weight, prevent excessive weight gain, and visit a local veterinary hospital for preventative health care and weight-loss management advice.
By Lidja Gillmeister, DVM Last month, we introduced new pet owners through the joys and adventures of bringing home a puppy — and this month, we turn our attention to the proud owners of baby kittens. First, congratulations, and welcome to the journey. Properly caring for new kittens establishes the building blocks for your pet’s [...]
The big day has arrived. After careful deliberation you finally decided to get a puppy. Congratulations, and welcome to a fun, exciting, educational and rewarding journey. Caring for new puppies is a big responsibility: but with help from experts, including your veterinarian, anyone can learn the right steps to help their new puppy thrive throughout the first few months of life – and for many years to come.
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten to your family is an exciting time. In order to prepare for a long, healthy and happy life together by providing the highest quality care, we at La Jolla Veterinary Hospital have put together some tips for new pet owners to help guide them through an animal’s critical first six months of life.