Anemia in Animals, Part 1—Anatomy of the Red Blood Cell (RBC)

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Almost everyone has heard of anemia, but few people really understand what it is. When one of our doctors tells a client that their dog or cat has anemia, they invariably want to know what vitamin to give to...

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Please Adopt This Survivor! And Such a Deal on Young Cats

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Please send any Long Beach or Seal Beach pet-related events or projects to [email protected]. Posting subject to approval.

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Fluid Therapy in Animals—Part 3

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In part 3 of his fluid-therapy series, Dr. Palazzolo gives a step-by-step guide for pet owners who choose to administer fluids to an animal with renal disease. It’s not as difficult as you may think.

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Resolve to Adopt This Year (and Visit the First First Fridays of the Year!)

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Two New Pet Laws in Effect for New Year; a Third Being Groomed for 2019

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While the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, which made it illegal to sell commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits, won't go into effect until 2019, these two pet laws went into effect New Year's Day.

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Your Kitten’s First Year

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'Tis the time of year for families, celebrations and (maybe) a new kitten. Maybe it’s your first time with a new kitten, or maybe it’s been a decade (or several) since you’ve had a kitten.

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Looking for a New Year’s Date? Also, Several Suggestions for End-of-Year Donations

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Fluid Therapy in Animals—Part 2

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Many ill pets need supplemental fluids on a long-term basis, especially cats with chronic kidney disease. Giving these fluids at home in such cases is equivalent to a human with kidney problems having dialysis treatment.

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Two More Days to Bring them Home for Christmas!

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I was wrong—this is the last column before Christmas. Christmas falls on a Monday this year, and the shelter’s closed—but it’s open this weekend and you can give any of these guys a sleigh ride home!

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Fluid Therapy in Animals—Part 1

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Fluid therapy might just be the most critical treatment we perform on sick animals. Dehydrated pets feel ill, cannot fight disease well, do not eat well, and cannot metabolize drugs efficiently.

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