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Nov29

SPAYING & NEUTERING YOUR PET, PART 1

Written by // Tim Wheaton: Office & Media Manager Categories // My Pets Dr Blog, cat health, dog health

Should You Spay Or Neuter Your Pet?

Spay Neuter Episode

This is the companion article to our Pet Talk Podcast episode about this issue. You can listen to that podcast episode by clicking here.

We sat with Dr. Matthew Wheaton, the owner and medical director of Alicia Pet Care Center to talk about spaying and neutering your pet and the importance of that. The origin of this article is the podcast episode that the text was extracted from. As you may have noticed by the episode title, this is going to be two parts and it is going to cover a lot of information. We were going to just do this as a single episode, but once we started getting into the meat and potatoes of it, we realized it was too much information and we didn't want to skimp out on it just to make a shorter episode. So we broke it down into two even somewhat longer episodes for our listeners to digest all of this information and all of these different sides of the importance of spaying and neutering your pet. Whether you have a cat or a dog, we discuss what it means, and what that process is here, in surgery with the doctors.

Jan31

FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

Written by // Tim Wheaton: Office & Media Manager Categories // My Pets Dr Blog, news, cat health, dog health

HOW DO YOU KNOW IT'S TIME TO BRING IN YOUR PET?

Dental Month 

(** Two of the scariest dentists you may have seen in movies **)

Last year, around this time, it was me in the dentist chair. I blogged about it… about my fears, about what happened and what I needed to have done after not visiting the dentist in about 2 years. Well, this year, here we are, on the brink of Dental Month in the veterinary world, and it’s our longtime hospital administrator, Josh, who finds himself at the dentist. Josh doesn’t really love the dentist. Let me say that differently: he doesn’t even like the dentist. He tries to avoid going, he doesn’t want to pay for anything that isn’t “absolutely necessary” or “causing pain”. I’m sure all of you who know how stories like this go are clued into what’s coming next. You’re right: this doesn’t always turn out in Josh’s favor. Those times dismissing the need for a dentist visit (even just for a check-up) can so easily lead to those things that most of us agree to fear: root canals, fillings and crowns, etc.

Jan29

4th Annual Ford Petersen Spay Day at Alicia Pet Care Center

Written by // Tim Wheaton: Office & Media Manager Categories // My Pets Dr Blog, news, cat health, dog health

WE ARE ALWAYS PROUD TO HONOR FORD PETERSEN WITH THIS DAY

spaydayAlicia Pet Care Center (APCC), 25800 Jeronimo Road, Suite 100, Mission Viejo, a full service veterinary hospital, would like to announce their 4th Annual Ford Petersen Spay Day in honor of Ford Peterson, a long-time employee and friend. 

Alicia Pet Care Center will be immediately accepting requests from the community to be entered into a lottery system for a comprehensive spay or neuter service for up to 50 dogs and cats on Sunday, February 28th, 2016. These services will be at no cost to those that are chosen. To add your name to the lottery (each dog or cat is a separate entry), please call 949-768-1313 before Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm. Those that are selected will be notified by Friday, February 26th.

Jan28

FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

Written by // Tim Wheaton: Office & Media Manager Categories // My Pets Dr Blog, cat health, dog health

YOUR PET'S DENTAL HEALTH IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST THEIR BAD BREATH

Monty Lab GreyboyAt What Age Should My Pet Start Getting Cleanings? 
The age of pets requiring dental cleanings varies but typically by two years of age, we have enough tartar present that it is time.

How Often Does My Pet Need Teeth Cleanings?
Small breed dogs may need their teeth cleaned every 3 to 6 months. Most pets will need their teeth cleaned yearly.

 

Aug31

HOW IMPORTANT IS DENTAL WORK FOR YOUR PET?

Written by // Tim Wheaton: Office & Media Manager Categories // My Pets Dr Blog, pet safety, cat health, dog health

YOUR PET'S DENTAL HEALTH IS MORE THAN JUST CLEAN TEETH AND BETTER BREATH...

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There I was, in the dentist chair, waiting to hear the results of the examination on my teeth. This was a new dentist for me and I had not been for my annual or semi-annual cleaning in getting close to two years now. Don’t judge me. We’ve all been there. I was experiencing a little anxiety at what I assumed would be the news. Root canal? Cavities all over the place? At one of my last appointments at my previous dentist, they had identified a tooth that possibly needed a crown, so how much worse had that situation gotten? Well, I definitely needed that crown, they said. Very fortunately, the decay had not gotten to the point where I would need a root canal. Just those two words together make me cringe. Being a big fan of the film Marathon Man hasn’t done great things for my outlook on dentistry, I must admit. 

 

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