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Tips for Adopting a Cat

June 01, 2020

June is Adopt A Cat Month! While there’s no wrong time to adopt a kitty, this is a great time to give a lucky feline a great forever home. At this time of year, shelters are overflowing with the annual influx of spring kittens. If you are planning to adopt a cat soon, read on! In this article, a LA Mesa, CA vet lists some tips for adopting a kitty. Prepare To Be Chosen Choosing … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Tips for Brushing Fido’s Teeth

May 15, 2020

Did you know that dental care is one of the most overlooked aspects of pet care? Good oral health is just as important for pets as it is for people. Dogs can develop some very painful and dangerous dental issues, such as abscesses, infections, and cracked teeth. However, Fido can’t brush his own choppers, so it’s up to you to do it for him. A Spring Valley, CA vet offers some tips on this below. … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Caring for a Deaf Dog

May 01, 2020

May 3rd is Specially-Abled Pets Day! If you are ready to adopt a new dog, please don’t overlook the less perfect ones. Pups with medical issues, such as hearing impairment, for instance, can still make wonderful pets! A Spring Valley, CA vet discusses caring for a deaf dog below. Training Dogs are very smart, and can learn to respond to hand signals instead of vocal commands. Show Fido sign commands for Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Hairball Awareness Day

April 15, 2020

There’s a special kitty holiday coming up. April 24th is Hairball Awareness Day! We know, this one isn’t as fun as Hug Your Cat Day or Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day. Hairballs are definitely not the best part of having a cat. However, they are quite common, so it’s important for people with cats to understand what they are and why they form. A La Mesa, CA vet discusses hairballs below. How Hairballs Form Cats … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

6 Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Healthy

April 01, 2020

Dental issues are one of the most common health problems we see in our canine pals. Toothaches, infections, and other issues are extremely painful for dogs, just as they are for people. However, Fido can’t really care for his own teeth, so it’s up to you to do it for him. A Spring Valley, CA vet lists some ways to do that below. Brushing Brushing is really the best way to keep your four-legged friend’s … Read More »

FAQs about our Move

March 31, 2020

We have moved! The Fuerte Animal Hospital team has relocated and joined forced with our neighbor clinic, Care and Comfort Veterinary Hospital, to be the BEST in East County. Join us at our new location: Care and Comfort Veterinary Hospital 522 E Chase Ave El Cajon, CA 92020 Visit us online: www.careandcomfortvet.com Call Us: (619) 590-6160 What are the benefits of your new location? • We will have an extended medical team which means more … Read More »

Posted in General Health

Moving locations!

March 27, 2020

Dear Valued Clients, The entire Fuerte Animal Hospital team feels honored that you entrust your pet’s health and happiness in us. We strive to continuously offer you and your pet the highest standard of care. With that in mind, we have decided to relocate and merge with our neighbor clinic, Care and Comfort Veterinary Hospital. As of April 1, 2020 we will no longer be seeing patients at our current location. Dr. Davis and the … Read More »

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Update on COVID-19 and your Pets

March 21, 2020
Dog in car driver seat

Dear Pet Parents, We wanted to let you know about an important change to our operations here at Fuerte Animal Hospital. Due to the high level of concern around COVID-19 in our area, we have decided to take an extra level of precaution to safeguard our clients and staff. We are currently open for our normal hours and seeing patients, however are requesting that when you arrive, please call us at (619)440-1432 from the parking … Read More »

Posted in General

How to Respect Your Cat

March 15, 2020

There’s a special kitty holiday coming up. March 28th is Respect Your Cat Day! Our feline friends may be small, but they have big personalities. They also have lots of love and cuddle to give. But how do you show a cat respect? A La Mesa, CA vet offers some tips below. Offer Stimulation You wouldn’t want to sit and stare at the walls all day, would you? Fluffy doesn’t either. Your cute little pet … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

If Pets Had Thumbs Day

March 01, 2020

There are many things to love about pets, but one of the best things about them is the way they keep us laughing with their silly antics. That appreciation for Fluffy and Fido’s knacks for comedy and mischief is at the heart of a cute pet holiday that’s coming up. March 3rd is If Pets Had Thumbs Day! In this article, a Spring Valley, CA vet gives a few ‘petucated’ guesses on what some of … Read More »