Carmel Mountain Ranch Veterinary Hospital
October is Animal Safety & Protection Month. This month (and every month) is a time to recognize safety measures you should take to protect your pet. Check out the below safety tips:
- Be proactive. Keep all animals up-to-date on immunizations.
- Pet-proof your home. Remove or secure choking hazards and toxic chemicals.
- Identify your animals. Place tags securely on collars and even label collars with your contact information.
- In a disaster, have a plan. Who will be responsible for locating each animal in the house? How will you transport them? If it is a fire, human life takes priority. Place decals on windows and doors with the number of humans and each kind and number of pets residing in the home.
- Learn basic first aid. Caring for your animal at home will prevent a minor injury from becoming severe. Always call your veterinarian if you are unsure.
- Know your animal. If your animal’s behavior changes, watch for signs of illness. Is he injured or spent too much time in the heat? Contact your veterinarian before giving human over-the-counter medications.
- Senior CareDid you know that pets age faster than people and can be considered “seniors” at around 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages.
- Dental CareDespite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease.
- Pet DermatologyDo your cats and dogs scratch incessantly, causing dry, exposed patches on their coats? Your dogs' itchy skin and cats' itchy skin may be more than just a reaction to dry air. They may be having an allergic reaction to food, fabric or something else in their environment. A visit to the veterinarian to identify
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Best vet in San Diego. Ive been coming here for 18 years and all I can say is how amazing Dr. Grey as well as all of the staff are. Very reasonable pricing and only care about whats best for your pet.Sara C.
Love this place!! The staff is always accommodating and truly cares about all the animals...they get that pets are family. We have 2 labs (Zoey & Maya) which can get very expensive very quickly & I never feel pressured or guilted into to spending unnecessary money. They are awesome! Thank you to everyone that works there, especially Dr. Gray, for caring about our kids the way we do!Catherine M.