Snail Bait (Metaldehyde) Poisoning

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With the warmer weather and people tending to their gardens more, slugs and snails are on people’s minds, and it’s time for a timely reminder about a springtime toxic danger.
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For Service Members and Their Families, Friendship Comes Free at the Shelter

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All Memorial Day weekend from Friday through Monday, people will be watching parades in honor of veterans. They’ll visit gravesites of relatives who defended the country, go see men and women in VA hospitals and recovery centers, and volunteer...
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Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals

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As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are trained individually to perform a specific task for disabled persons. These animals include dogs or miniature horses only; they guide the visually impaired, alert the hearing impaired,...
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Chips Ahoy! And Check Out Kitten-Season Resources

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This and all kitten-season columns are dedicated to Nightingale and Noddy, two newborn kittens who were taken to the shelter when their nursing mother was hunting for food. The couple said that they’d tried unsuccessfully for three years to...
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Incoordination in Dogs and Cats (Ataxia)

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Sometimes, you might see your pet walking like a drunken sailor, a comical scene in a piteous sense. If it happens on rare occasion, it is nothing to worry about. When it occurs consistently, it needs to be addressed....
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Bowser Break

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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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Beach Blanket Brownies: Local Troop Creates Loving Gifts for the Most Vulnerable of Rescue Pets

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Friendly and helpful, considerate and caring—four of the elements that comprise the Girl Scout Law. On Sunday, May 6, four Scouts-in-waiting, aka Brownies, exemplified those ideals when they capered into the PetSmart on Seal Beach Boulevard in Seal Beach to...
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Acetaminophen Toxicity in Dogs and Cats, Part 2: Diagnosis and Treatment

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If your pet is brought to us within a short time after ingestion, we will induce vomiting. We do this by giving a drug called apomorphine. It can be given through an IV or as a drop on the...
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Down Along the (Cat) Cove, You’ll Spy Your Little Bundle of Joy

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Acetominaphen Toxicity in Dogs and Cats, Part 1—Symptoms

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Acetaminophen actually can be given to dogs when used at a proper dose, although there are many new anti-inflammatory drugs used in dogs that are more effective and have fewer side effects, so we don’t recommend a dose of...
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