Does My Pet Have Food Allergies?

"Why is Fido scratching so much? His skin is red, he’s losing hair and his eyes have been weepy as well." "Lucy seems to be getting so many ear infections this year, I wonder why?" "I’ve noticed that Fluffy has been vomiting and has had diarrhea ever since we changed her food. I wonder if […]

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Meet our new Veterinarian: Dr. Felicity Moffatt

Motivated at an early age by my love of animals and a passion for science, I always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. I graduated from The University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2011 with first class honors. As a new graduate, I moved to the United Kingdom to start my career in a busy hospital in […]

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Pyometra: Why you should spay sooner rather than later...

Last month we discussed what may happen in an un-spayed female. So what causes a pyometra? A pyometra is an infection of the uterus. It is the result of hormonal changes in the female’s reproductive tract. A normal uterus has white blood cells that combat infection. These cells are inhibited in the uterus during estrus, […]

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Groveway Veterinary Hospital: re-accredited and celebrating!

We are proud to announce that Groveway Veterinary Hospital is re-accredited and celebrating! We have been re-awarded the American Animal Hospital Association’s top honor, AAHA accreditation. This means your pets are being cared for by one of the top 12-15% of animal hospitals in the United States and Canada. Having been established for over 80 […]

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Dr. Patrice Wehren

Meet our new Veterinarian: Dr. Patrice Wehren

Cats and dogs were ever present growing up in a small town in upstate New York, despite the crowded conditions (5 siblings and my mother). Luckily, I also had the opportunity to work with my neighbor’s horses starting in late elementary school. I entered college as a pre-vet student and ended up getting a degree […]

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Spaying and Neutering: Top 10 most frequently asked questions

Unsure if spaying or neutering is the best decision for you and your pet? Here we answer your most frequently asked questions about spaying and neutering: What does "spaying" mean? The word “spay” refers to the sterilization of female pets. During the ovariohysterectomy, or the typical “spay”, the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus are removed from a […]

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Spaying and Neutering: 101

What is spaying and neutering? Simply put, it is surgically altering an animal so it can no longer reproduce. Neutering can apply to both males and females, while spaying generally refers to a female animal. People often wonder about the pros and cons of spaying/neutering their pet. With so many opinions and studies found on […]

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Hills Dental Diet

Keep forgetting to brush your pet's teeth at home? Notice bacteria-laden plaque build-up above the gumline? Schedule your pet's dental cleaning today and why not try Hills Dental Diet? The kibble is clinically proven to help reduce plaque, stain, and tartar buildup. See below more information. Canine Diet Feline Diet If you have further questions or […]

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Dr. Roussille with cat

Meet our new Veterinarian: Dr. Louis Roussille

My name is Dr. Louis Roussille and my journey to becoming a veterinarian began when I was a toddler. I don’t remember the exact moment it started, but I’d like to think it was when I was napping in our doghouse under the watchful eye of the family dog. "I spent my childhood trying to […]

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Meet our new Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda Mamo

Ever since I can remember, I have had a strong passion to work with animals. After taking multiple science classes at the end of high school, I fell in love with biology. I pursued my interest by completing a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology at the University of Windsor back home in Canada. During […]

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Meet our new Veterinarian: Dr. Stacey Carter

My name is Dr. Stacey Carter and I grew up in rural Victoria, Australia.  It wasn’t unusual waking up to kangaroos in the backyard and having to wait for an echidna, wombat or wallaby to move off the driveway. I was surrounded by dogs, birds, rabbits, and horses growing up. I have always loved hanging […]

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February is Pet Dental Health Month!

 

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10 signs of oral pain in pets

How can you tell if your dog or cat is experiencing oral pain? Dogs and cats are stoic creatures and often hide discomfort and pain from their owners. To know if your pet is experiencing oral discomfort, look out for these 10 signs of oral pain in pets: Take a look inside your pet's mouth, […]

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Pinole Pet Hospital: Re-accredited and celebrating!

We are proud to announce that Pinole Pet Hospital is re-accredited and celebrating! We have been re-awarded the American Animal Hospital Association’s top honor, AAHA accreditation. This means your pets are being cared for by one of the top 12-15% of animal hospitals in the United States and Canada. Having been established for over 80 […]

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Canine Influenza Virus Outbreak

Have you heard the news recently about the cases of "dog flu" in the Bay Area? Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) Outbreaks are being reported all across the country. Here is everything you need to know about this potentially deadly virus... The good news is, the disease caused by the virus is usually mild and self-resolving. […]

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The Great Chewing Debate

What is the great chewing debate? Well, it's the long-running argument circling which chew toys are safe for your animal companions teeth. At home dental care is important to keep your pet’s smile healthy and happy. With so many products on the market advertised as dental toys and treats, knowing which ones are appropriate for your pet will be key to your […]

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All I want for Christmas....

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Cats need our care too

Did you know cats outnumber dogs? And did you know that owners are less likely to bring their cats to the vet for annual checkup and vaccines? Let’s be honest, bringing our cats into the vet’s office is never a fun task. Our feline friends get stressed which, in turn, stresses us out. My cat […]

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Senior Pets: Diet and Dentals

Diet is an important thing to monitor and be aware of when feeding your senior pet. An older pet has different nutritional requirements than their younger counterparts. Senior pets may also require special diets that are low in calorie or have ingredients for joint support and health. There are several over the counter diets as […]

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Senior Pet Behaviors

Aging itself is not a disease. Although it includes many complex physical changes, it is a natural process that occurs much like it does in humans. Senior pet behavioral changes can be due to medical conditions. With patience, understanding, diagnosis and treatment, these problems can be resolved. Make sure your senior pet has the healthiest […]

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