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Recognizing and Alleviating Stress in Cats

Don’t let your feline friend’s independent, aloof demeanor fool you: Cats can become frazzled as easily as the rest of us. Unlike humans who can verbalize anxious feelings, cats communicate their stress through behavioral and physical changes that can be easily misinterpreted. Our Emerald Animal Hospital team explains feline stress causes and signs so you [...]

FAQs About Giardia in Dogs

Giardia is a highly infectious microscopic parasite that can cause severe gastrointestinal (GI) disease. Our Emerald Animal Hospital team believes in providing exceptional care for our patients, which includes educating their owners. Here, we provide answers to frequently asked questions about Giardia in dogs. What is Giardia in dogs? Canine giardiasis is a protozoal infection [...]

Sizzling Safety Tips for Pets

We love Los Angeles’ year-round sunny weather, but the mild temperatures can turn scorching in the summer months, and the intense heat can pose potential hazards for pets. To ensure your summer fun doesn’t turn into a pet emergency, use these tips from our Emerald Animal Hospital team to protect your furry friend from Los [...]

Noise Aversion in Pets

Like people, pets can experience fear and anxiety.  One of pets’ most common anxiety triggers is sound. Pets often experience noise aversion, which causes them to have extreme fear or anxiety. A pet’s noise-averse reaction is similar to a person’s panic attack, and an affected pet becomes severely distressed. To help you learn to identify [...]

4 Reasons Your Pet Is Itchy

You don’t enjoy feeling itchy, and neither does your pet. Your pet can’t tell you when they are feeling itchy, but their constant scratching, head shaking, licking, and jingling tags are a dead giveaway. If your pet’s constant itching has you scratching your head, you’re in the right place. Many conditions cause itchiness in dogs [...]

4 Tips For a Safe and Memorable Pet Birthday Party

Your pet is a part of the family, and when their birthday rolls around, you like to pull out all the stops to celebrate another year of unconditional love, affection, and loyalty. Your pet may not understand a birthday party’s meaning, but you can bet they will be excited when you shower them with attention, [...]

6 Pet Poison Safety Tips

Pets seem to have a special talent for getting into mischief, but sometimes, their silly antics and curious noses can lead them to danger. By learning what type of hazards hide in your home, you can keep your furry pal safe from toxic substances. Here are six tips to help prevent poisoning in your pet. [...]

Achoo! What You Need to Know About Feline Respiratory Infections

Respiratory infections are among the most common illnesses that plague cats. When adopting a cat from an overcrowded shelter or taking in a stray, pay attention to whether they are sneezing or have nasal and eye discharge. These are signs that commonly indicate a respiratory infection, which can spread like wildfire among stray and shelter [...]

5 Convincing Reasons to Give Pet Parasite Preventives Year-Round

In cooler climates, cold winters with heavy frost lower the risk of parasite infestations, but parasites are adapted to survive no matter what, so the risk is never completely eliminated. Here in southern California, we enjoy relatively mild weather, so parasites—including fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms—remain a constant threat, regardless of season. Emerald Animal [...]

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