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Librela: Osteoarthritis management

Librela is an antibody treatment that addresses a primary cause of Osteoarthritis (OA) pain in dogs. It helps mitigate pain signals, enhancing mobility and playfulness in your dog. By diminishing OA pain, Librela increases your dog's physical activity and overall well-being.


Mushroom Toxicity

After rains, the East Bay hills come alive with mushrooms. Sprouting in an array of dazzling colors, these fungal fruit bodies can be beautiful – but some of them are deadly poisonous.


Ask the Vet: Rattlesnakes by Kristel Weaver, DVM, MPVM

Last spring, I was hiking with my dog, and we encountered a rattlesnake. What can I do to protect my dog from rattlesnakes? What should I do if a rattlesnake bites my dog?


Valentines Day Pet Dangers & Chocolate Toxicity

It may be "sweet" of you to buy your loved one some chocolate but keep it out of reach from your pet!


Dog Love Language

As Valentine's Day approaches, it's the perfect time to extend traditional notions of affection beyond our romantic relationships. While interspecies cards decorated with red hearts might be a stretch, dogs nonetheless display behaviors and social bonding indicative of far greater emotional awareness than many assume. But how do you know if your message of love is getting through to your dog?


Ask the Vet: Dental Exams by Stefanie Wong, DVM

February is dental month at Amador Valley Veterinary Center! Ever wonder what we look for when we ask your pet to say “ahhhh”? Below, I will go over some of the more common things that affect the teeth of cats and dogs.


Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is a good time to acknowledge the people, pets, and other things in our lives for which we are thankful!


Dogs are sweet enough: Chocolate & Xylitol Warning

The components of chocolate that make it toxic to dogs are caffeine and theobromine, which fall into a class of drugs called methylxanthines.


Cold Weather Tips for Cats

As winter arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, temperatures drop, and just like for humans, the lifestyles of cats change. Cold weather can negatively impact the well-being of cats in several ways, but luckily, you can take steps to mitigate these effects.


The Holidays are a Time for Giving

Looking for an animal charity to donate to this holiday season? Click on the links below to find your favorite non-profit organization


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