Manhattan Beach Animal Hospital – Pet Health Topics

15% OFF Pet Dental Cleanings

We have extended our February Pet Dental Health Month Dissount through March! Bring your cat or dog in for a FREE 5 minute oral exam and evaluation by our caring veterinarians. Why Pet Dental Care is Important Regular dental care preserves your cat or dog’s teeth – helping them avoid painful gum infections and tooth loss now and when they get older. Additionally, mouth infections from poor dental care can seriously affect the pet’s other organs, such as the kidneys & liver. […]

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Canine Flu Vaccine Available

Protect Your Pet from the Current Dog Flu Outbreak There are two dog flu viruses currently active in the US (H3N8 and H3N2) with the latest outbreaks in California all being H3N2 virus. At the present time, the currently available “dog flu vaccine” helps prevent both currently active strains of the dog flu (H3N8 and H3N2). The vaccines are initially given as an injection, then a booster is given after approximately 3 weeks, and then the dog should re-boostered every year. Recent Outbreak of Dog […]

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Canned Dog Food Recall

A recall has been issued for several brands of canned dog food, after pentobarbital (a drug used to euthanize animals) was found in cans of dog food brands produced by the J.M. Smucker Company, including: Gravy Train dog food. Consuming high levels of pentobarbital can cause coma and death. For now, the good news is that only low levels of the drug pentobarbital were detected in cans of Gravy Train dog food produced by the J.M. Smucker Company, according to […]

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March is National Poison Prevention Week

Protect Your Pets from Poisons & Toxins! – National Poison Prevention Week is a great time to review what you can do to  prevent accidental poisonings of cats, dogs & other pets. Familiarizing yourself with the common foods and household products that are toxic to pets is a good place to start. Then doing a little “spring cleaning” to remove or safely store poisons, dangerous foods and other hazards is a great idea. Cat & Dog Poisons Outside Antifreeze – Ethylene glycol has […]

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Veterinarian’s Holiday Safety Tips

6 Holiday Pet Safety Tips from Our Veterinarians! The holidays are upon us – full of food and festivities. But sharing our holiday food and fun with our furry friends can carry some serious health hazards for cats, dogs and other household pets. Follow these 6 Safety Tips from our veterinarians to keep your canine & feline companions safe during the holiday season! – – – – – - Veterinarian Tip #1 Secure Your Christmas Tree. Your Christmas tree should be […]

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Alert: Bacteria in Pet Store Puppies

Dangerous Bacteria Spread by Pet Store Puppies – Campylobacter, a bacterial infection that can spread from dogs to humans, has been found in pet store puppies recently in other states. Fifty-five people have fallen ill in 12 states from contact with Campylobacter infected puppies. Though no Campylobacter illnesses have yet been reported in California, people considering purchasing dogs or puppies from pet stored should be aware of the signs and symptoms of Campylobacter. Pet breeders and pet stores often ship […]

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More Rawhide Dog Chew Recalls

Multiple Brands of Rawhide Dog Chews Recalled Due to Contamination – At Christmastime we all like to give our canine best friends a gift or two! But several recent recalls mean that you need to check your puppy’s presents for safety, as well as for any recent recalls. United Pet Group, which is part of Spectrum Brands, has voluntarily recalled several brands of rawhide dog chews due to chemical contamination. In total, United Pet Group – which sells these chews […]

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Choosing Safe Toys for Dogs

Make Sure Your Dog’s Christmas Present is Safe & Healthy! Christmas is upon on and many pet owners buy treats and toys as gifts for their beloved canine companions. Toys and chews for dogs are not only fun – they are a necessity for your dog’s mental and physical wellbeing. Toys help fight boredom when they are alone, and provide comfort or stress release when they’re feeling nervous or anxious. Dog toys enable your canine buddy to get exercise and […]

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Diagnosing & Treating Diabetes in Cats

Diabetes is increasing among cats as well as humans. In fact, it’s estimated that 2% or more of the feline population will develop diabetes. Fortunately, our veterinarians can treat feline diabetes. Thanks to recent advancements in veterinary medicine, many cats with diabetes now live longer, healthier lives. What is Cat Diabetes? Mammal’s bodies (including humans and cats) use “glucose” (a type of sugar) for fuel. This glucose is obtained by breaking down carbohydrates in their food. Insulin, a hormone made […]

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Diagnosing & Treating Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes is increasing among dogs as well as humans. In fact, approximately one in 200 dogs will develop  diabetes. Fortunately, our veterinarians can treat canine diabetes, thanks to recent strides in veterinary medicine. Many dogs with diabetes now live longer, healthier lives. What is Dog Diabetes? Mammal’s bodies (including humans and dogs) use “glucose” (“sugar”) for fuel. This glucose comes from breaking down carbohydrates in the food. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, extracts the glucose from the blood […]

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