Palomar Animal Hospital
October – Animal Safety & Protection This month (and every month) is a time to recognize safety measures you should take to protect your pet and ensure they are healthy. Check out the below safety tips:
- Be proactive. Keep all your pets up to date on immunizations.
- Pet-proof your home. Remove or secure choking hazards and toxic chemicals. Make your home pet-friendly and safe.
- Identify your animals. Place tags securely on collars and even label collars with your contact information. If you have more uncommon pets, take pictures in the event they get loose.
- In a disaster, have a plan. Who will be responsible for locating each animal in the house? How will you transport them? If it is a fire, human life takes priority. However, place decals on windows and doors with the number of humans and each kind and number of pets residing in the home. Keep them up to date.
- Learn basic first aid. Caring for your animal at home will prevent a minor injury from becoming severe. Always call your veterinarian if you are unsure.
- Know your animal. If your animal’s behavior changes, watch for signs of illness. Is he injured or spent too much time in the heat? Contact your veterinarian before giving human over-the-counter medications.
Wellness ExamsYour pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems...
VaccinationsPets today can live longer, healthier lives than ever before—in part because of vaccines that help protect them from deadly infectious diseases. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common. Unfortunately, many infectious diseases still pose a significant threat to dogs...
Pet DermatologyDo your cats and dogs scratch incessantly, causing dry, exposed patches on their coats? Your dogs’ itchy skin and cats’ itchy skin may be more than just a reaction to dry air. They may be having an allergic reaction to food, fabric or something else in their environment. A visit to the veterinarian to identify...
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I would like to thank Dr. Knox for the years of excellent care for my furkids. I first talked to her only to get a second opinion & pricing for a torn ligament on my little guy. After she met him and I submitted all the other test from the other vet. She informed me that that type of surgery was not necessary that all he had was arthritis and prescribed him medication that was under $30 and saving me from the $7,000 that the other veterinarian had quoted me. After a couple of weeks my little guy was back on his feet walking and since that day I've been taking my furkids to Palomar Animal Hospital. Both of my furkids have now pass away. I just wanted people to know how greatful I am to the loving care Dr. Knox and entire staff have been throughout the years....
This is the most respectful 3 Doctors. They tell you exactly what is going on with your baby