Summer Newsletter: Barks & Meows

Summer Newsletter: Barks & Meows

…skilled service…compassionate care GRAIN FREE DIETS: Concerns Several years ago, we wrote about health concerns in dogs fed grain-free diets, and recently, our friends at U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine reached out to update that information. They identified...

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June 2021 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

June 2021 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

…skilled service…compassionate careGET OR CHECK THE CHIP One of the worst days of a pet owner’s life is when their pet goes missing. In May, a man arrived at El Gato with a shih tzu he had just rescued from the middle of Highway 17! El Gato staff scanned the dog,...

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May 2021 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

May 2021 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

…skilled service…compassionate careCancer in Pets You feel a lump on your dog; your cat has not been eating properly and is losing weight. You check with your veterinarian, and after tests and laboratory analysis, the diagnosis is cancer. At that point, the world...

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April 2021 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

April 2021 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

…skilled service…compassionate care“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” - Lewis GrizzardDistemper Identified in Santa Cruz In mid-March, the Animal Control Division of the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter identified an increase in...

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March 2021 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

March 2021 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

…skilled service…compassionate care“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” - Lewis GrizzardMarch, March, March! We’re at the beginning of another Spring, ever hopeful that life is re-opening after the challenges of the pandemic and...

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February 2021 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

February 2021 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

…skilled service…compassionate care“Love is a four-legged word.” - Kandy Shepherd My Pet’s Smile? The Best! January was wellness month and your pet may have been in for a nose-to-tail, annual exam; semi-annual if your pet is a bit “long in the tooth”. At that time,...

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January 2021 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

January 2021 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

…skilled service…compassionate care“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘ it will be happier’…” Alfred Lord Tennyson January is Wellness month at El Gato Happy New Year, 2021! Given all that we went through in 2020, heat, wildfires, job...

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What Happens During My Pet’s Spay?

What Happens During My Pet’s Spay?

Although you know you should spay your female pet to prevent a host of medical and behavior issues, as well as unwanted puppies, you may not know what exactly happens during a spay surgery. Since World Spay Day—February 23—is approaching, let's explain the procedure,...

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December 2020 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

December 2020 Newsletter: Barks & Meows

…skilled service…compassionate care“Because you never know when the day before…Is the day before. Prepare for tomorrow.” Bobby AkartEasier Check-in? Your time is valuable! And we made your appointment check-in at El Gato even easier. When you arrive for the...

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