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Update on COVID-19 and your Pets

March 21, 2020
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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 »

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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 »

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Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

February 15, 2020

There’s a special doggy holiday coming up. February 23rd is Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! If there’s one thing all of our canine pals have in common, it’s a love of snacks. Read on as a local Spring Valley, CA vet offers tips on giving your pet treats. Choose Wisely Fido would be more than happy to try every type of treat on the market. However, that would be a logistical nightmare, so it’s up to … Read More »

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And Meow, A Word About Playing With Your Cat

December 15, 2019

Kitties are very playful, which is one of the many reasons they make such cute and fun pets. Watching Fluffy attack a catnip mouse or bat a ball around can be just as entertaining for you as it is for her. Actually, playing with your cat regularly is one of the best things you can do to keep her happy and healthy. A Spring Valley, CA vet discusses kitty playtime below. Exercise We probably don’t … Read More »

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Safety Tips For Walking Your Dog

November 01, 2019

Does your dog jump for joy when he knows it’s time for a walk? Those daily strolls are important for many reasons beyond sanitation. They help keep your canine buddy fit, and also offer him both mental stimulation and a change of scenery. In this article, a LA Mesa, CA vet offers some advice on walking Fido. Paws Don’t forget that your four-legged friend is running around bare-pawed! Fido can get painful burns and blisters … Read More »

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Tips On Adopting A Shelter Dog

October 15, 2019

Are you considering adopting a dog? If so, please consider going to a shelter to find Fido. This is a great way to find your new furry friend! You’ll also give that one lucky pup a second chance at happiness. This is a truly beautiful and rewarding way to start your friendship with your canine buddy. Below, a Spring Valley, CA vet offers some tips on adopting a shelter dog. Think Carefully Adopting a pet … Read More »

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Creating A Kitty Garden

October 01, 2019

Do you keep your cat indoors? If so, that’s great! Kitties are very small, and are quite vulnerable to the dangers posed by traffic, wild animals, stray cats, weather, fires, and other hazards. That said, our feline friends do benefit from the entertainment and stimulation they get from going outdoors. Why not give Fluffy the best of both worlds by creating a kitty garden? A local La Mesa, CA vet offers tips on how to … Read More »

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Rabbitude

September 15, 2019

Bunnies are very adorable little pets. However, they aren’t quite as innocent as they look. In fact, Floppy has a bit of an attitude! A Spring Valley, CA vet discusses rabbitude below. Stubbornness Rabbits are notoriously stubborn. Floppy may decide that a certain spot is going to be her bathroom. Or, she may insist on getting behind the sofa, no matter how many times you retrieve her. In some cases, it’s best to work with … Read More »

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