Summer In The City: Pet Friendly Activities In San Francisco

HOT_iStock_000044276980_LargeAccording to Animal Planet, San Francisco is the most pet-friendly city in the U.S.A. With more dogs than human residents under age 18, this is not a surprising designation. From dog parks to beaches, and hundreds of pet-friendly establishments, our amazing city has nearly endless opportunities for pets and their owners to get out and have some fun this summer.

Check out our list of the pet-friendly activities we think every San Francisco resident should know about: Continue…

Not One Bite: What You Need To Know About Dog Bite Prevention

iStock_000013392500_LargeDogs share so many aspects of our lives; they live in our homes, ride in our cars, play with our children, and some even sleep in our beds. For most dog owners, it’s almost inconceivable to imagine our furry best pal biting someone, but the truth is that most dog bite victims are injured by a dog they are familiar with.

An estimated 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States every year, making understanding the principles of dog bite prevention a must for everyone, whether you live with a dog or not. Continue…

Ear All About It:  What You Need to Know About Pet Ears

Beagle at the veterinarianThey may be small, large, floppy, or pricked, but all of our pets have ears. Most of the time they are cute, expressive, and nice to stroke, but for some pets, ears can be the source of big problems. Learn what you should know about pet ears and how to steer clear of issues.

The Anatomy of an Ear

A cropped Doberman ear, a floppy Basset Hound ear, and a cat ear may all look very different, but they have more in common than you would think. Continue…

Put Off For Tomorrow? Not When It Comes To Pet Wellness

Corgi dogJust thinking of the word maintenance conjures up either a slew of unfinished projects, or regular items on the “to-do” list that you haven’t done yet – and aren’t looking forward to. In fact, our lives can be metered out by tedious chores, all in the name of maintaining the look, the lawn, or the checkbook.

But what about pet wellness? It’s so tempting to put off routine appointments if a pet appears healthy, but we know better. Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services treats pets in need of emergency or critical care, and it’s all too common to see an ailment that could have been prevented – or caught earlier– with regular pet wellness care. Continue…