Pet Potpourri

Protect Your Pet from Sun Exposure

Protect Your Pet from Sun Exposure

By Tiffany L. Mitchener, DVM With the long “dog days” of summer approaching, it is time to get outside and get active. But time spent outdoors increases sun exposure for you and your pet. Too much sun can lead to a sunburn or worse — skin cancer. You know how to protect yourself from the […]






Pets and Microchipping

Pets and Microchipping

By Tiffany L. Mitchener, DVM Capitola Veterinary Hospital It is the moment that strikes fear in the heart of every pet owner…the moment that you realize that your pet is missing. It is time to swing into action with neighborhood searches, posted flyers, and shelter checks. At this moment of crisis, if there was a […]






Raw Pet Food Diets

Raw Pet Food Diets

What Every Pet Owner Should Know By Tiffany L. Mitchener, DVM Raw food pet diets are increasing in popularity, but feeding raw food to our companion animals has inherent risks. This article examines what every pet owner should know before deciding to make the switch to a raw diet. What is a Raw Food Diet? […]






Safe Summer Travel with Your Dog

Safe Summer Travel with Your Dog

By Tiffany L. Mitchener, DVM The summer season is upon us! School is out for many families, and vacation time has arrived. Long sun-filled days prompt many folks to start dreaming of hitting the road to explore faraway places. The Decision: Do I bring Fido or leave him behind? The decision of whether or not […]






Picking the Perfect Puppy

Picking the Perfect Puppy

By Tiffany Mitchener, DVM Picking the perfect puppy can be done! The selection of your new puppy must be a careful decision, however, because this little pup will grow into the dog that will be your constant, loving companion for years to come. What breed? Dogs come in very different packages. Size alone can vary […]






Dogs and Ticks Don’t Mix

Dogs and Ticks Don’t Mix

By Tiffany Mitchener, DVM Is there anything worse than finding a swollen, engorged tick on your dog’s body? A tick is more than a physical nuisance. It can transmit serious diseases to your dog as well. Therefore, you should know how to prevent tick infestations and disease transmission in your dog. Tick Basics A tick […]






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