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Flea-borne Typhus

Flea-borne typhus is a disease that infected fleas can spread to humans. The primary animals known to carry infected fleas include rats, cats, and opossums. People with significant exposure to fleas from these animals are at risk of acquiring flea-borne typhus.

Halloween Hazards for Pets

Halloween can be a fun time of the year but it is also a time to keep our furry friends safe. The four most common food-related Halloween hazards for pets are chocolate, other candy, raisins and candy wrappers.

H3N2 CANINE INFLUENZA ALERT!

Alerts from the LA County Veterinary Public Health and Southern California Veterinary Medical Association have provided important and urgent information about the Canine Influenza H3N2 virus outbreak which is surging across LA County at unprecedented levels.

COMMON THANKSGIVING TOXINS - HOW TO KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE

It’s that time of the year again to enjoy a fun and festive time with family and of course, our furry friends! With Thanksgiving and other holidays approaching, there is typically extra food and company frequenting our homes. As such, it’s important to know how to keep your pets safe during the holidays as well as throughout the year.

IMPORTANCE OF FECAL TESTING IN PETS

Have you had your pet’s stool checked recently? Fecal testing is an important part of a pet’s annual check-up as it helps veterinarians determine if your pet may be infected with intestinal parasites (worms) which could be affecting your pet and could be quite dangerous to both your pet and your family. (Please note that Heartworms are a different type of parasite which cannot be diagnosed through fecal tests).

HEART’s New Low-Cost Lab Work Services

HEART is pleased to inform you that it has added a very beneficial service to its current low-cost services menu. Lab work which is a vital part of preventive health care, is now offered at our mobile clinics (more locations and days soon to be scheduled)!

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Did you know that more pets are lost on the fourth of July than any other day of the year? It is important to know how to protect your pets and we have provided some safety tips below to help keep your furry family members safe for this fourth of July.