Recognizing and Acting on a Pet Emergency

Having a pet suddenly get sick, sustain an injury, or even just act “off” can be frightening for any pet owner. Although some emergencies, such as choking or car accidents, are obvious, it is often difficult to discern the difference between a mild problem and one that requires immediate attention.

Routine wellness exams can help to prevent illness or other health concerns from developing into more serious conditions, but many pet emergencies come about regardless of how healthy a pet is. Learning how to spot a pet emergency, and what to do to get your pet through it, is an important component of responsible pet ownership.

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At Your Fingertips: The Keys to Pet Wellness

pet wellnessOne approach to pet care is to provide basic items for survival, such as food, water, and shelter. While these are certainly important, there’s also much more that goes into responsible pet ownership. Instead of putting off veterinary care until a problem occurs, preventive care supports a higher quality of life and increased longevity. To be sure, routine pet wellness strengthens the foundation for lifetime health, and we’re here to help you achieve that goal.

At the Core

Depending on your pet’s age, lifestyle, and overall health, he or she should be seen 1-2 times a year. At first, these visits provide the opportunity to discuss vaccinations, parasite prevention, microchipping, and spaying/neutering. We also get to know you and your pet a little better each time. Together, we can establish a long-term health care plan that hinges on wellness and prevention.

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Pet Safety Tips for the Dogs Days of Summer

Summertime in California can be one of the most enjoyable times of year for outdoor fun – and plenty of pet owners are gearing up for recreation with their four-legged friends. Whether your plans include time on the water, hitting the trails, or simply relaxing on the deck, summer can also present some unique challenges for our furriest of friends.

To make this summer with your pet the best one yet, your friends at Millbrae Pet Hospital have a few pet safety tips to keep in mind.

Hot Dog! Heat Related Dangers

Helping your pet stay cool and comfortable is one of the primary objectives of warm weather pet care. Pets are particularly susceptible to heatstroke and heat stress because they do not sweat like we do. Their primary means of staying cool is through panting and staying out of the sun.  Young pets, seniors, those who are ill, and brachycephalic breeds are at greater risk of heatstroke.

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