Summertime Safety

Summertime Safety  Summer is often associated with a time for fun outdoor activity, but in Santa Clarita our extreme temperatures can often be hazardous. Always remember that unlike us, dogs are unable to sweat and they rely heavily on panting to lower their body...

Canine Exercise

Canine Exercise Warmer weather is here and with it comes more outdoor activity for both you and your dog! Exercise has many health benefits, including burning calories, reducing appetite, improving muscle tone, increasing metabolism, and improving temperature...

Pets and Tylenol Toxicity

Pets and Tylenol Toxicity  Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and some other related medications that are used to treat pain and fever in people. Unfortunately, this drug can be extremely poisonous to cats and dogs. Acetaminophen toxicity occurs when a...

Dogs and their Sensitive Stomachs

Dogs and their Sensitive Stomachs  The term “food allergy” is often used to describe any adverse food reactions in dogs, often when an owner sees vomiting or diarrhea in the home.  However, it is more accurate to describe many adverse food reactions as “food...

Smoke and Wildfires

Smoke and Wildfires  Recently, many people living nearby were adversely affected by the Sand Fire that ravaged the eastern hills of Santa Clarita. We housed many of the pets of evacuees as a community service. As emergencies appear it is important to remember that our...