Pet Potpourri

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 […]






Kitten Adoption Primer

Kitten Adoption Primer

By Tiffany Mitchener, DVM Tis the season … kitten season, that is! The summer months typically bring an overflow of kittens to our local county rescue organizations. These shelters have one goal, to find homes for all. Is this your year to adopt a new kitten? Where to start? There are many things to consider […]






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