Does Your Senior Pet Have a Good Quality of Life?

Senior pets often develop medical conditions that require ongoing management. Conditions may be chronic and slowly progressive, such as arthritis, Cushing’s disease, kidney disease, or heart disease, or your pet may be diagnosed with a terminal condition such as cancer. In human medicine, the focus is always on extending life at all costs, but in [...]

8 Tips To Help Manage Your Pet’s Arthritis At Home

Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the joints, causing painful inflammation and decreased mobility. Arthritis damages joint cartilage, causing bones to rub against each other. Over time, this bone-on-bone contact causes more bone tissue to grow and create jagged edges (i.e., bone spurs). As this condition progresses, your pet’s mobility is greatly impaired, decreasing [...]

5 Ways To Prevent Common Pet Emergencies

Pets are curious beings, always exploring the world around them, which can lead to some entertaining situations, and—unfortunately—some dangerous ones, too. We cannot foresee every pet emergency, but we can take precautions to lower our pet’s risk of an unexpected veterinary hospital visit. Our Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital team shares five ways to prevent common [...]

Why is My Pet So Itchy?

If your pet can’t stop itching, they may have an allergy. Allergies, caused by fleas, environmental substances, and food, are common in pets, and often cause itchy, inflamed skin. Our team at Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital wants to help by providing information about pet allergies so you know what to expect if your pet is [...]

A Pet Owner’s Guide to Heartworms

Heartworm infections are increasing in number and geographic distribution, extending into traditionally low prevalence areas, such as California. Our team at Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital wants to help ensure your pet is protected from these dangerous parasites and the diseases they cause. Heartworm transmission in pets Heartworms can infect many mammal species, including dogs, cats, [...]

July Fourth Dos and Don’t For Noise-Averse Pets

Pets commonly suffer with noise aversion, and July Fourth celebrations, with fireworks exploding incessantly before and after the big day, are their biggest nightmare. While our poor pets will never understand this holiday and every year will think they’re experiencing the end of the world, you can help make this holiday more tolerable with some [...]

Happy Healthy Cats

By PetFirst Pet Insurance You may not know it, but every September, we celebrate our feline friends with an entire month dedicated to their well-being. The CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working on behalf of cats, has released a list of the top 10 ways owners can keep [...]

Winter is Coming… and so is Leptospirosis

As the calendar progresses and we turn towards the autumnal equinox, the summer weather of foggy days leaves us behind. We will start to have our warmer temperatures and sunny days and what we have come to see as “Summer.” However, that also means that the Winter rains are around the corner. Our rainy season [...]

Tick Borne Diseases in Dogs

We all have heard about Lyme disease and most of us probably know a family member, friend, or coworker who has contracted it. Additionally, most of us probably know that dogs can also get Lyme disease. However, did you also know that there are other common tick-borne diseases? In Marin, we have two common tick-borne [...]

Physical Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation is the diagnosis and management of patients with painful or functionally limiting conditions, particularly those with injury or illness related to the neurologic and musculoskeletal systems. The goal of rehabilitation is to achieve the highest level of function, independence and quality of life possible for the patient. Our rehabilitation certified veterinarian provides leadership [...]

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