Tag: Veterinary Medical Board

What Are Your Options When A Pet Dies?

Losing a pet is difficult regardless of the circumstances, but the sad simple fact is that pets live shorter lives compared to their human companions. At the end of a faithful pet’s life, we may feel relief that they are no longer burdened by pain and suffering. If your pet passes away, or is euthanized,…

No deje que el 4 de julio se convierta en el día de la independencia de su perro

A los estadounidenses les encanta celebrar el 4 de julio con espléndidos fuegos artificiales, pero sus perros – aterroizados por el ruido –  podrían entrar en pánico y salir huyendo. La ansiedad por el ruido en los perros es real. Los fuegos artificiales hacen ruidos fuertes acompañados de brillantes destellos de luz que a muchos…

Protect Your Pets: Beware of Using Online Pharmacies

Buying online prescription drugs for yourself can be a risky proposition. The same applies when ordering pet medications from an online pharmacy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns pet owners to be extremely careful if buying from an online retailer. Similar to some online pharmacies for people, online pharmacies for animals may be…

Is Your Dog or Cat Giving You More Than Just a Kiss?

What’s not to love about an adorable, wriggling puppy covering your face in wet kisses? Unfortunately, lots of things. Dog and cat licks can cause a number of health problems for the people they share their saliva with. Illnesses you could contract from your pets, called zoonotic illnesses, include hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, diarrhea, salmonella and…

Dog Flu is No Walk in the Park

The flu isn’t just for humans. Dogs can catch the flu from other dogs, and, similar to the human flu, is highly contagious. According to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, dog flu—or canine influenza—is spreading throughout the country, including in California. According to a San Francisco Chronicle article in January, one pet hospital…

People Foods Can Be Dangerous for Pets

What may be innocuous foods for you may be highly toxic for your pet to consume. Before you slip them a snack, know what foods can be harmful—or even life-threatening—to your pet. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), here are…

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,…

Merced Veterinarian Ordered To Pay $20,000 In Restitution To The Department Of Consumer Affairs

Merced Veterinarian Jimmy Lee Byerly has been ordered to pay $20,000 to the Department of Consumer Affairs following a civil agreement with the Merced County District Attorney’s Office for engaging in unfair business competition. An investigation revealed Byerly was practicing veterinary medicine from his home and was not authorized by the Board of Veterinary Medicine…

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