Category: pet health

Chew on This: Pets Need Dental Care, Too

From an early age, we are taught to take care of our teeth because poor dental care can affect our overall health. But, did you know that good oral hygiene and dental care is just as important for your pet? Just like the mouth of humans, your pet’s mouth is full of bacteria and if…

“Check The Chip Day” Is August 15

For many pet lovers, losing a furry friend can almost be as devastating as a death in the family. And according to the American Humane Association, nearly 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the United States every year. Even worse, less than 23 percent are reunited with their owners. Pet owners…

Don’t Let the Heat Hurt Your Pet

The calendar may not say summer yet, but the heat is on. For our four-legged friends, warm days can spell trouble in the form of heat stroke and heat-related injury. Dr. Beth Parvin, a consultant with the California Veterinary Medical Board, warns that heat stroke in pets is a medical emergency that can quickly turn deadly.…

From Workhorses To Chihuahuas, Veterinary Medical Board Celebrates 125 Years Of Protecting Consumers And Animals

May marked the 125th anniversary of the Veterinary Medical Board. The board was created in 1893 at the request of veterinary professionals who saw the need for more training and higher standards in the care of animals. That first year, the board licensed 69 veterinarians. Back in those days, horses were the main means of…

State Board Celebrates 125 Years of Consumer Protection

Did you know the California Veterinary Medical Board was founded when Californians relied on horses and oxen? The board marks its 125th anniversary this week and remembers veterinary medicine milestones with a newly created historical timeline. You can also read the news release here.    

It’s National Love Your Pet Day!

Not that you needed an excuse, but give your pet some extra attention today because it’s National Love Your Pet Day. Nationally, it’s estimated that 53 percent of all households own at least one pet. Do you know which pets are the most popular? If you guess cats or dogs, you’re wrong. Surprisingly, freshwater pet…

Don’t let Halloween Become a Horror for Your Pets

Kids and adults love celebrating Halloween with costumes, candy, trick-or-treating and parties, but your pets may not enjoy it as much. In fact, it could end up being harmful to their health. All those fun things we associate with the holiday can end up becoming a horror for your pets. Colorful decorations and tasty candy…

Winterizing pets can take the chill away

Both indoor pets and outdoor pets can be affected by the chill of winter weather, but there are steps pet owners can take to ensure their pets’ health and well-being. Avoid Space Heaters Indoor pet owners need to turn off space heaters or purchase one that shuts off automatically when tipped over. Numerous house fires…

Hot Weather Can Harm Pets

For our four-legged friends, warm summer days can spell trouble in the form of heat stroke and heat-related injury. Dr. Beth Parvin, a consultant with the California Veterinary Medical Board, warns that heat stroke in pets is a medical emergency that can quickly turn deadly. She advises that even after pets are removed from the heat,…

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