Summer Hazards: Recognizing and Preventing Heat Stroke in Pets

dog enjoying a drink of water.

As the mercury rises this summer, are you ready to rise to the occasion to keep your pet safe? Heat exhaustion and heat stroke in pets is a real summer safety concern, and our team wants to be sure that your pet keeps their cool. 


What DNA Testing Can Reveal About Your Pet’s Heritage and Health

DNA helix

Many pet owners seek out purebred animals to fill important jobs, or simply because they like the known appearance, personality, and temperament of the breed. Owners of mixed breed animals, or those with mysterious genetics, can take advantage of pet DNA testing to learn more about a pet’s ancestry. This not only clarifies a pet’s behaviors, but can alert an owner to potential health concerns. 


Essential Pet First-Aid Tips and Techniques

Brown dog being washed in the tub

Owning a pet comes with a lot of responsibility. Along with providing holistic pet care, food, water, shelter, and plenty of love and affection, it’s also important to know the basics when it comes to pet first aid so you can help your furry friend if unexpected medical issues arise. Brush up on these essential pet first-aid tips and techniques: 


Paws and Preparedness: A Veterinarian’s Guide to Emergency Pet Care

puppy and kitten visiting veterinarian

There’s no denying that pets are playful, unpredictable, and can get themselves into serious predicaments, which is why pet emergency preparedness is critical for all pet parents. Recognizing signs of pet emergencies and knowing when to seek immediate veterinary care can be challenging in the midst of an emergency when it’s difficult to think clearly, so having a plan in place ahead of time can make a real difference when minutes count.

In this blog, our caring team shares veterinary advice for emergencies to help you better prepare for unforeseen accidents and illnesses.


Indoor Activities for Pets

playing with dog.

Still too cold to let your pet enjoy quality time outdoors? While we wait for the weather to warm up this spring, you can keep your furry friend occupied with some indoor pet activities. These activities are fantastic for pet health–both physical and mental, and provide great bonding opportunities for you. Check out some of these indoor pet activity ideas: 


Recognizing and Managing Pet Anxiety: Strategies for a Calmer October

anxious dog.

October is here, and while we humans revel in the spooky delights of Halloween, our furry friends may not share the same enthusiasm. As pet owners, it’s essential to recognize that anxiety, whether general or related to specific events, can affect our pets’ well-being. 

At Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center, we understand the importance of addressing pet anxiety to ensure a happy and stress-free life for our companions. In this blog post, we’ll talk about strategies for recognizing and managing pet anxiety, with a specific focus on separation anxiety, and offer tips for helping your pets cope with the spookiness of Halloween. 


Why Vaccinating Your Pet is Important

happy dog at the vet.

Here at The Whole Pet Vet, we believe that integrative holistic care is vital to your pet’s health. At the same time, we recognize the importance of dog and cat vaccines in preventing infectious diseases. We take a careful approach when we recommend vaccines for your pet. Your dog or cat’s breed, lifestyle, disease exposure risk, and medical history are taken into account. 

Based on this information, we may recommend one or two vaccines for one patient and multiple vaccines for another. Here’s why cat and dog vaccines are important. 


How to Prepare Your Pet for a Safe and Happy Summer

Cool dog ready for summer.

Summer is in full swing, and California’s fun-filled outdoor adventures await! There’s so much to see and do, and if you’re planning to make summer memories with your pet, it’s important to take a few extra precautions to protect your pet from the heat and other risk factors. We want your pet to fully enjoy the dog (or cat!) days of summer, so read on for pet summer wellness tips from our team at The Whole Pet Vet Hospital & Wellness Center