Do’s and Don’ts for Hunting Season Pet Safety

Hunting season is ramping up, and even if you don’t participate in the activity, as a pet owner, you should take extra safety precautions to help your loyal sidekick avoid injury and stress while enjoying the great outdoors during this time of year. Follow our Southern Kern Veterinary Clinic team’s do’s and don’ts to keep [...]

Hepatic Lipidosis: The Facts Cat Owners Need

If your cat goes without eating for several days, whether because of a health condition, behavioral issue, or stress response, they are at risk for developing hepatic lipidosis (i.e., fatty liver disease), which can be fatal without prompt treatment. The term hepatic means relating to the liver, and lipidosis means an abnormal fat accumulation. This [...]

6 Facts About Giardia in Dogs

Giardia may be microscopic, but the organism can cause enormous discomfort for pets. Our Southern Kern Veterinary Clinic team takes a close look at this common canine condition that can wreak havoc on your dog’s gastrointestinal (GI) system. Learn six facts you need to know about Giardia.  #1: Giardia is a zoonotic parasite that affects [...]

Living in Harmony: 5 Safety Tips for Kids and Pets

Your pet is an integral part of your family, and the bond that forms between your children and your pet is something truly special. Pets teach children and adults about compassion, empathy, responsibility, and unconditional love. Raising two- and four-legged kids together makes your home a tad more chaotic but infinitely more joyful. However, you [...]

Heatwave Hacks: Busting 4 Pet Heat Safety Myths

As summer temperatures soar, your pet looks to you for comfort and protection. Ensuring your furry companion’s safety and wellbeing during extreme temperatures can be daunting, and misconceptions can lead you to inadvertently put your pet’s health at risk. However, a whirlwind of pet safety misinformation is as misleading as a mirage in the blistering [...]

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