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Ask the Vet: Heartworm Disease

Your veterinarian most likely recommends a heartworm preventative for your dog at your annual preventive care visit. So why the push? Why is heartworm prevention a key component of maintaining your pet’s health? Here are some specifics on heartworms and why giving your dog that monthly dose is important.

Ask Your Vet: How Much Should You Feed Your Pet? By Stefanie Wong, DVM

For this month’s article, we polled our technicians to see what are some commonly asked questions they get from pet owners. One of the questions they get asked a lot is: how much should I be feeding my pet...

Snail Bait Toxicity

Why is snail bait bad for dogs? 

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.

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?

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.

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!

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