Since May 2022 there have been over 3,000 cases of monkeypox identified outside of endemic regions, with 156 cases identified in the United States. With…

Have a Cool Summer With Your Pet Despite the Heat

California’s summer temperatures sizzle, and while you can cool off with a refreshing iced beverage, dip in the pool, and blast from the AC, your pet relies on you to help them beat the heat, and prevent heat-related illnesses, including heatstroke, which can be life-threatening. Read our Livermore Family Pet Hospital team’s tips to help [...]

Stars and Stripes Fur-ever—July Fourth Pet Safety

Traditional July Fourth celebrations can be overwhelming for some pets. The tantalizing smell of grilling meat, the sight of kids splashing in the pool, and the deafening boom of fireworks can trigger uncharacteristic and dangerous pet behavior. Don’t let your July Fourth party fizzle out because you didn’t prepare for your pet and their possible [...]

5 Simple Ways to Add Years to Your Pet’s Life

You try to take care of yourself by exercising, eating healthy foods, and seeing your physician regularly, and your pet can benefit from the same proper preventive care. Our team at Livermore Family Pet Hospital wants to help by explaining simple ways you can prolong your pet’s life. #1: Ensure your pet sees a veterinarian [...]

Me-OW! Alternatives to Declawing Your Cat

Scratching is a natural and healthy cat behavior, but this doesn’t make your scratched furniture, door frames, or curtains easier to accept. Cat owners commonly complain about their cat’s inappropriate scratching which, unfortunately, is a frequent reason cats are surrendered to shelters.  Inappropriate scratching is often motivated by stress, anxiety, lack of resources, or training. [...]

Bloodwork 101: Understanding Your Pet’s Blood Tests

At some point in your pet’s life, they will need blood testing. Whether as part of a pre-anesthetic evaluation or to help diagnose disease, laboratory tests are important tools used throughout your pet’s life, for a variety of reasons. But, while you may be a doting pet owner, willing to do whatever your veterinarian recommends, [...]

Livermore Family Pet Hospital Earns Accreditation from Top Veterinary Association

Less than 15% of small-animal hospitals in the US and Canada achieve AAHA accreditation Livermore, CA Livermore Family Pet Hospital is proud to announce that it has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Livermore Family Pet Hospital earned AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of [...]

Everything You Need to Know about Pet Dental Health

Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians, and it’s easy for pet owners to miss the signs. For instance, pet owners often jokingly dismiss their pets’ foul breath, but this can be an early sign of dental disease. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and our team at [...]

Particularly Problematic Pet Behaviors

You love your pet—absolutely everything about them—except for that one thing that drives you nuts, or causes you concern. At Livermore Family Pet Hospital, we understand that certain pet behaviors can cause headaches for their owners. Let’s work together on the problem behavior, so that we can determine possible solutions.   Probable causes for common pet [...]

Vomiting Guidelines for Dog Owners

Your dog’s inquisitive nature causes them to eat some inadvisable substances. This indiscretion can result in stomach upset and vomiting. While a vomiting dog is not usually cause for immediate concern, you should not dismiss this behavior, because some serious conditions can also result in vomiting. Our team at Livermore Family Pet Hospital would like [...]

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