So What If Your Dog Has Fleas

By | 2016-05-28T16:34:47+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Fleas, Safety Tips|

Important Facts You Need to Know by Dr. Bernstein LOS ANGELES, CA - “My dog has fleas” is not solely an aid for tuning string instruments. Unfortunately, it is a statement of fact for many Southern Californians. These tiny insects are responsible for making the lives of pets and their owners miserable. Fleas can cause [...]

Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth – Caring for your Dog’s Teeth

By | 2017-07-30T12:15:37+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Pet Healthcare|

LOS ANGELES, CA - Although this proverb may have some merit for interpersonal  relationships it is not in the best interest of the horse.  Nor is it a good idea to ignore the oral cavity of your dog or car.  Dental enamel is the hardest substance in the body, yet the teeth and gums represent [...]

What’s on Your Carpet?

By | 2016-05-28T16:39:34+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Safety Tips|

A sleepless night with a puppy with diarrhea is enough to make one reconsider your acquisition.  Diarrhea is a common problem, but there are many different causes. Young dogs often have loose stool due to excitement, stress, dietary changes, and internal parasites. More serious causes seen in young dogs are blockages and viruses like distemper and [...]

Vaccines – An Ounce of Prevention

By | 2016-05-28T16:28:22+00:00 May 28th, 2014|Pet Healthcare, Vaccinations|

by Dr. Bernstein LOS ANGELES, CA -  Can you imagine a world without vaccines?  A world with diphtheria, typhoid, poliomyelitis, smallpox and rabies running rampant through the population?  Fortunately, prevention against many serious diseases is readily available.  Our animal population is likewise protected against many serious diseases by vaccination. Most pet owners know their dogs [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Adopting a Rescue Dog

By | 2016-05-28T16:17:25+00:00 December 28th, 2009|Dog Rescue|

by Michael Chill LOS ANGELES, CA - People adopt rescue dogs for a variety of reasons, one of which is the ability to “know what you are getting.” Knowing if the dog is housebroken, not destructive, or good with kids is one of the benefits of adopting an adult dog, and an honest assessment of [...]

Dumb Dog Toys – Part I

By | 2016-05-28T16:15:14+00:00 May 2nd, 2009|Dog Toys, Safety Tips|

LOS ANGELES - by Ann Masters There are some dog toys-wait, let me put those words in quotes to demonstrate their ineptitude-"dog toys" out there that are just downright dumb. Some of them are sold. We'll talk about that in the next newsletter. Others, may Oprah have mercy on us, we actually create ourselves. Old [...]

 Don’t Let Allergies Split Up Your Family

By | 2016-05-28T16:10:32+00:00 February 28th, 2009|Pet Healthcare, Safety Tips|

How to Keep the Family Dog When Your Child is Allergic The story is all-too-familiar. Fido has been a part of the family for years and suddenly your child experiences an allergic reaction to your beloved family pet. Rashes, plugged nose, itching -- it's unbearable to see a child suffer. Most people faced with this [...]

 ‘Tis the Season to NOT Choke on Tinsel – and Other Safety Tips for Your Pet

By | 2017-07-30T12:15:37+00:00 December 8th, 2008|Safety Tips|

LOS ANGELES - The holidays are coming! Tis the season for festive parties and sharing time with friends and family. And, if you're anything like us at the Squad, your furry friends will be part of the merriment. Now is a good time to remind us of some safety issues during the holiday. I know, [...]

 Cooked Bones of ANY Kind Are Extremely Dangerous to Dogs

By | 2017-07-30T12:15:37+00:00 November 23rd, 2008|Safety Tips|

LOS ANGELES - Bones which have been cooked have had all the moisture drained from them, thus they become dry and brittle. As they move down a dog's intestinal tract, they splinter into tiny pieces as sharp as needles and thus can perforate the esophagus or scrape, puncture or block the stomach and intestines. This [...]

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