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Common Cat Care Mistakes

July 01, 2020

Our feline pals have a reputation for being very easy keepers. However, Fluffy isn’t quite as independent as she would like us to think. In fact, kitties need good care to really thrive. Read on as a La Mesa, CA vet lists some common cat care mistakes. Overfeeding Did you know that well over half of our feline friends are overweight or obese? Fluffy may still look adorable if she’s a bit chubby, but those … Read More »

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Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 15, 2020

Did you know that June 26th is Take Your Dog To Work Day? Of course, with more people than ever working from home, this year’s theme may very well be focused on taking your work to Fido. Our canine pals can actually make great co-workers! A local Spring Valley, CA vet offers some advice on working with your four-legged buddy below. Schedule Dogs tend to thrive on a steady schedule, as this helps them feel … Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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