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Travel Smarter - Not Harder - With Your Pets

Dr. Jacquelin Koenig

Thinking about traveling for the Holidays this year?  Want to bring your pets but you’re worried that they’ll be too stressed?  Does your dog bark, pace, drool excessively, tremble or vo ...

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5 Reasons Why Exotic Pets need Trips to the Vets

Dr. Lacy Gilmer

  “I’ve had my bird for 25 years and she’s never been sick- why should I bring her to the vet when she looks perfectly healthy?” The answer is that all pets, regardless of species, sho ...

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Are you and your pet ready for the unexpected?

Christine Calvert, DVM

    Are you and your pet ready for the unexpected? By Christine Calvert, DVM Chief of Staff Veterinarian Owner, Calvert Veterinary Center     It is a well know ...

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Getting Your Pet “Fixed”!!!

Dr. Catherine DeJesus Savas

Getting Your Pet “Fixed”!!! By Catherine DeJesus Savas Associate Veterinarian, Calvert Veterinary Center Many wonder why it is important to get pets spayed or neutered. There are a number ...

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Top 5 Signs of Dental Disease in Your Pet

Dr. Lacy Gilmer, DVM

Top 5 Signs of Dental Disease in Your Pet By Dr. Lacy Gilmer, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Calvert Veterinary Center   How many times have you looked at your pet and thought “I wish they ...

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LASERS…not just for Star Wars anymore

Dr. Christine Calvert, DVM

LASERS…not just for Star Wars anymore   By:  Dr. Christine Calvert Owner, Calvert Veterinary Center Co-authored by Stephanie Robaczynski, LVT   Did you know that unl ...

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Senior Wellness

Nicole B. Fenner DVM

As I write this blog I glance over at my border collie Josie, and I realize she is seven years old. Wow! She’s considered a senior pet now. I feel like the last seven years have flown by incredibly ...

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No More “Scaredy Cats” at the Vet! Fear Free Veterinary Visits Part 2: Cats!

Dr. Lacy Gilmer, DVM

Hi!  Welcome to part 2 of helping to get your furry family member to the vet with the least amount of stress for all involved. We discussed our canine companions last month (be sure to check it o ...

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Let’s talk about vaccines…

Sally Mullen - Practice Manager

Many serious infectious diseases of cats and dogs can be controlled by vaccination.  Even indoor cats and dogs with limited direct contact with other dogs can be exposed to viral diseases carried ...

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Pet Theft Awareness

Sally Mullen, Practice Manager

Pet Theft Awareness It’s difficult to imagine that someone could steal a pet. It’s even harder to think that it could happen to you. An estimated 2 million pets are stolen annually in the United ...

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Fear Free Veterinary Visits- Taking the “pet” out of Petrified

Dr. Lacy Gilmer, DVM

For a lot of people, going to see the doctor is a stressful experience, even for routine care.  Seeing the doctor often means getting poked and prodded with needles, which can be nerve wracking f ...

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Are You Prepared?

Calvert Veterinary Center

In the wake of a Natural Disaster there can be  thousands of misplaced or lost pets. Federal Agencies like the SPCA and the Humane Society can become so overburdened between conditions and the am ...

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12 years of Service!

Christine Calvert

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to my local Pasadena community for helping to make Calvert Veterinary Center, your local Pasadena Veterinarian, a success for the last 12 years. I am so ...

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Thunderstorm Mayhem

Christine Calvert, DVM

It's summer time and you know what that means, thunderstorms!  The flash of lightning and the boom of thunder, combined with the loud winds  are enough to send anyone, man or pet into hiding ...

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Summertime Worries for Cats and Dogs

Dr. Nicole Fenner

Often our pets come along with us to join in summer fun. However, when temperatures rise, dangers to pets also increase. Here are some warm weather worries that you should look out for: Heat Stroke: ...

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“Little Shop of Horrors” in Your Backyard!

Dr. Cathy DeJesus

The warm weather is upon us. It’s time to decorate the house and to venture out into the sun with our families and furry friends. While most of our pets will ignore the foliage, there are some in tr ...

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Letter to Clients

Karen Van Kirk DVM

Dear friends and clients of Calvert Veterinary Center,    I am sorry to say that recent changes in my personal health have made it necessary for me to take a medical leave of absence from m ...

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Hairballs

Calvert Veterinary Center Staff

~~Hairball Awareness Day  April 29th is Hairball Awareness Day. Does your cat produce hairballs? If so, you should take a moment to learn about hairballs and when they merit a trip to the veteri ...

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Xylitol… its sweet, delicious, and everywhere!

Calvert Veterinary Center Staff

Xylitol is a sweetener that although safe for people is highly toxic to dogs.  The first thing most of us think of when we hear of Xylitol is of sugar free gum and candies, however, gum and can ...

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Lepto is Lurking

Karen VanKirk DVM

   April showers bring May flowers but the wet conditions of Spring can also bring an increased risk of developing an infection called Leptospirosis.  Leptospirosis is a bacterial infec ...

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5 Reasons to Not give Peter Cottontail a home around Easter

Dr. Lacy Gilmer DVM

By Dr. Lacy Gilmer, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Calvert Veterinary Center Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail Hoppin' down the bunny trail Hippity hoppity, Eater’s on it’s way… This song ...

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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Dr. Nicole Fenner, DVM

If you have ever owned a cat, then chances are you have dealt with the following scenario:  you come home from work, finally able to relax, glance over and find “Tiger” spending an awfully lo ...

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When is it Not Your Average Doggie Breath!

Dr. Karen VanKirk, DVM

Does your dog or cat have breath that would stop a freight train?  If so, your pet could be suffering from poor dental health.  Healthy teeth and gums are very important in the overall ...

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How Will You Know?

Dr. Christine Calvert, DVM

It’s hard to imagine… the years have passed so quickly. Now you are faced with the decision, is it time to let go?  Or does he have a few more months in him?  These are the questions tha ...

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Finding a Friend "Fur" Life

Dr. Karen Van Kirk, DVM

Picture this...your eyes meet across a crowded room...your heart skips a beat and you know that you have fallen in love forever. Is this scenario a description of your first meeting with your signific ...

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What Toxins are Haunting Your Home??

Dr. Lacy Gilmer, DVM

Ghosts and Witches aren’t the only things you and your pet should be worried about this October.  With the holidays gearing up, we want to remind all of you about potential toxins that your fur ...

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Fleas & Ticks

Dr. Sarah Bruhl, DVM

As we finish summer and start up a new school year, we start to think about fall weather and upcoming holidays. And the cooler temperatures may have us thinking that we don’t need to be as vigilant ...

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A Deadly Virus in Your Backyard

Dr. Nicole Fenner, DVM

Did you know one of the deadliest viruses known could be lurking in your backyard?  It’s rabies! Of course, unless you live under a rock, you’ve certainly heard of it before.  But did yo ...

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Fear of Fireworks

Dr. Christine Calvert, DVM

Summer is full of celebrations involving fireworks. Independence Day on July 4, is just around the corner and is the biggest fireworks holiday in the United States.  Dogs and cats can each react ...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Noise Phobias and Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Dr. Nicole Fenner, DVM

Is your dog scared of thunderstorms?  Do they cower or pant and pace when they hear fireworks?  Have you ever come home to find your dog has chewed a hole in your wall?  Pet behavior pr ...

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All Medications are NOT Created Equal

Dr. Lacy Gilmer, DVM

It happens commonly- one second your dog is our running around, playing with balls or chasing their pals around the yard, and the next minute runs up to you holding one leg up in the air. You head to ...

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Boarding and Petsitting Tips

Dr. Christine Calvert, DVM

Traveling is stressful, no matter how exciting the destination. Add to the basic trip planning, trying to find someone to take care of your furry family members only adds to that stress. One way to mi ...

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Dental Health Article

Dr. Lacy Gilmer, DVM

Does your dog or cat have breath that could knock you over with one pant from that furry mouth? While most people believe that “dog breath” is normal for your canine, and even feline, companion, t ...

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Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dr. Christine Calvert, DVM

Dog Bite Prevention  Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention.  Every year, more than 8 ...

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Preventing Lyme Disease

Dr. Christine Calvert, DVM

Did you know that your dog can contract Lyme disease, just like humans can?  Don’t worry, there are several things you can do that work together to prevent this. One of the easiest things yo ...

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Yellow Ribbon Project

Dr. Christine Calvert, DVM

Yellow Ribbon Project You may have seen signs for The Yellow Dog Project around Downs Park or other areas frequented by dogs.  The Yellow Dog Project is a movement for owners to help dogs get ...

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