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Take Your Cat To The Vet Day

August 22nd is National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day! Here are the top 5 reasons routine vet visits are a vital part for your cat to live a long, healthy life. Cats age more rapidly than humans 
A cat reaches approximate human age of 15 during its first year, and then 24 at age 2. Each year thereafter, they age approximately four “cat years” for every calendar year. So an 8-year-old cat would be 48 in cat years. Veterinary care is crucial because a lot can happen in those four “cat years,” which is why yearly visits are so important. Cats are masters at hiding illness
 Cat’s natural behaviors make them excellent at hiding how they feel when they are sick or in pain. Your cat could be developing a health condition long before you notice anything is wrong. Veterinarians are trained to spot changes or abnormalities that…
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Immunization Awareness

Proper and timely immunizations are extremely important to the well-being of your pet. Vaccines, given at the proper time, will help strengthen your pet’s immune system to fight off deadly diseases. So what exactly are vaccines and why should my pet get them? Vaccines help prepare the body’s immune system to fight the invasion of disease-causing organisms. Vaccines contain antigens, which look like the disease-causing organism to the immune system but don’t actually cause disease. When the vaccine is introduced to the body, the immune system is mildly stimulated. If your dog or cat is ever exposed to the real disease, his immune system is now prepared to recognize and fight it off entirely or reduce the severity of the illness. Essential Vaccinations for Your Dog Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus (DHPP): Commonly called the “distemper shot,” this combination vaccine actually protects against all four diseases. Rabies: Rabies virus is…
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The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleaning

Most dog and cat owners never take a good look inside their pet’s mouth. That’s unfortunate because many pets show signs of gum disease by the time they are four years old and it’s because they weren’t given proper mouth care. Exam your dog’s mouth regularly to prevent future periodontal diseases and keep his smile dazzling with a mouthful of pearly whites. What to look for when checking your pet’s mouth: Malodorous (bad) breath – Normal dog breath doesn’t smell like lavender and rose petals but if his breath is extremely offensive and is accompanied by loss of appetite, vomiting, excessive drinking or urinating, it’s a good idea to take them to the vet. Healthy gums – Don’t forget to check their gums! Healthy gums should be pink, not red or white, and should show no signs of swelling. Signs of Oral Disease – Some additional symptoms of more serious…
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AAHA ACCREDITED HOSPITAL DAY

Today is the first annual AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day and South Bay Veterinary Hospital is honored to be able to participate in the celebrations! The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has designated this day as an opportunity to educate pet owners about what accreditation means for their pets and to thank accredited hospitals for holding themselves to a higher standard. AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day will be held each year to celebrate champions for excellent veterinary care. The mission of AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day is to highlight the exceptional care provided by AAHA-accredited hospitals and to educate pet owners about the value of accreditation. Only 12–15 percent of veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada are AAHA-accredited and we are so fortunate to be in that top percentage of hospitals that can say they hold such an accreditation. AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals are home to leading pet health care teams. AAHA has been recognizing…
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The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Losing your pet can be a traumatic and even tragic event. Conscientious pet guardians protect their pets with collars and ID tags. Unfortunately, collars and ID tags are not foolproof and dogs and cats can still get lost. Collars can break or fall-off, leaving your beloved pet among the countless, unidentified lost strays at animal shelters.  This can easily be avoided if pet owners took the time to get their pets microchipped. What are microchips? Microchips are implantable computer chips that encode a unique identification number to help reunite you with your lost pet. They are no bigger than a grain of rice and they are placed under your pet’s skin with a needle and syringe, not much differently than a routine vaccinations. Unlike collars and ID tags, they can never break or fall-off. They work by receiving a radio signal from a scanner and transmitting the encoded chip identification…
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Dog Bite Prevention

70 million nice dogs… And any one of them can bite. With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people – most of them children – are bitten by dogs every year. The majority of these bites, if not all, are preventable. Dog Bite Facts: 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 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children. Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured. Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs. Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims. There are many things you can do to avoid…
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Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe, so the best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared. Here are simple steps you can follow now to make sure you’re ready before the next disaster strikes: Step 1: Get a Rescue Alert Sticker This easy-to-use sticker will let people know that pets are inside your home. Make sure it is visible to rescue workers (we recommend placing it on or near your front door), and that it includes the types and number of pets in your home as well as the name and number of your veterinarian. If you must evacuate with your pets, and if time allows, write “EVACUATED” across the stickers. To get a free emergency pet alert…
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National Poison Prevention Week

March 20-26 is National Poison Prevention Week. This week serves as a reminder to all pet owners to watch for both natural and processed pet toxins, especially as we prepare for spring cleaning and as plants start to poke their way through the snow. Below is a list of the most common poison threats to your pets.  These toxins are listed by their commonality, so watch especially for those highest on the lists. Keep this list handy to help keep your pet healthy year round. Top Ten Cat Toxins Lilies: All plants in the lily family, if ingested, can cause kidney failure in cats. These plants are common, so be especially careful what types of plants you have accessible in your home. Household cleaners: Watch especially for concentrated products like toilet or drain cleaners, which can cause chemical burns. Flea and tick prevention products for dogs: Certain pyrethroid based products…
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8 Steps to Keeping Your Pet Healthy: Proper Nutrition

Pet Care Series: 8 Steps to Keep Your Pet Healthy At South Bay Veterinary Hospital, it is our mission to be the most reliable, responsible and respected providers of veterinary services to pets and their owners. It is through continuous education of our staff that we are able to better provide the care your pet needs to live a long and active life. In our pet healthcare series, we will take a look at the eight steps you should take to ensure your pet remains in prime health. This week, we will take a look at the first step: Proper Nutrition. What does proper nutrition do for your pet? The proper balance of nutrients is essential when feeding your pet. Animals (and humans) need a certain combination of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water every day in order to function properly. However, your pet’s nutrition needs are not the…
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Halloween isn’t for scaredy cats – or dogs!

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year and were suggest taking the necessary precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!”. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for furry family members. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or animal poison control at (855) 764-7661. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them. Keep electric lights and cords from decorations out of the reach of your pets. If they chew on them, they could suffer from cuts or burns, or worse, life-threatening electrical shock. Be…
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Testimonials

My Roxy from age 8 weeks old has been seeing Dr. Deo and the wonderful staff here and we would never consider going anywhere else. She’s now 3 years old with major allergies and they do everything possible to make her as comfortable and healthy. We are so blessed to have them all. Thank you everybody at SBV.

Tina Cuadra

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2014-07-21T03:42:37+00:00

Tina Cuadra

My Roxy from age 8 weeks old has been seeing Dr. Deo and the wonderful staff here and we would never consider going anywhere else. She’s now 3 years old with major allergies and they do everything possible to make her as comfortable and healthy. We are so blessed to have them all. Thank you everybody at SBV.
I have been bringing my pets to South Bay Veterinary Hospital for 11 years. It would take a long time to tell you just how much I admire and appreciate everything that Dr. Deo and his wonderful staff have done for me and my pets. When I lost two of my kitties to heart failure and one to cancer, the compassion from Dr. Deo and Gina is what helped me get through the terrible loss. This Hospital cares a great deal about animals and their welfare and I have complete confidence in the staff and the veterinarians there.

Roxanne Shouse

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2014-07-21T03:44:50+00:00

Roxanne Shouse

I have been bringing my pets to South Bay Veterinary Hospital for 11 years. It would take a long time to tell you just how much I admire and appreciate everything that Dr. Deo and his wonderful staff have done for me and my pets. When I lost two of my kitties to heart failure and one to cancer, the compassion from Dr. Deo and Gina is what helped me get through the terrible loss. This Hospital cares a great deal about animals and their welfare and I have complete confidence in the staff and the veterinarians there.
I originally went to Bonita Pet Hospital but, I was referred here for ear cropping. Dr. Deo did a great job! I really liked how dakota was treated by ALL the staff and that is very important to me. So this is my veterinary hospital from now on. I highly recommend South Bay Veterinary Hospital. The staff here make all the difference! Thank you all!

Alicia Hernandez

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2014-07-21T03:45:13+00:00

Alicia Hernandez

I originally went to Bonita Pet Hospital but, I was referred here for ear cropping. Dr. Deo did a great job! I really liked how dakota was treated by ALL the staff and that is very important to me. So this is my veterinary hospital from now on. I highly recommend South Bay Veterinary Hospital. The staff here make all the difference! Thank you all!
At South Bay Veterinary Hospital, my dog Khalid recieves the best care. He also enjoys getting baths there. The staff has the best customer service, so much so I almost have to beg my dog to come home!

Michael Peterson

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2014-07-21T03:45:38+00:00

Michael Peterson

At South Bay Veterinary Hospital, my dog Khalid recieves the best care. He also enjoys getting baths there. The staff has the best customer service, so much so I almost have to beg my dog to come home!
The South Bay Vets are highly knowledgeable and caring. I’ve felt very comfortable bringing my cats in for medical procedures.

V. Castro

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2014-07-21T03:47:06+00:00

V. Castro

The South Bay Vets are highly knowledgeable and caring. I’ve felt very comfortable bringing my cats in for medical procedures.
We recommend you to take your pets there because you can feel the love that they have for animals. The doctors are very nice and they really care for the animals.

C. McMullen and Moses the hamster

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2014-07-21T03:47:28+00:00

C. McMullen and Moses the hamster

We recommend you to take your pets there because you can feel the love that they have for animals. The doctors are very nice and they really care for the animals.
South Bay is the best care for Keiko, and the staff are all aces!

Joe Hattie and Robert Young

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2014-07-21T03:52:21+00:00

Joe Hattie and Robert Young

South Bay is the best care for Keiko, and the staff are all aces!
This is the best Vet I have ever been to! You feel like family here and I would not take my pets to any other place!

Selene Cornejo

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2014-07-21T03:53:51+00:00

Selene Cornejo

This is the best Vet I have ever been to! You feel like family here and I would not take my pets to any other place!
Everyone – front desk – vet assistants and Dr. Rozsa are all very caring and loving in the care of my 2 lab mix sisters: Traveling Shadow and Precious Tips – even to their passing AND now taking loving care of my 2 Himalayan brother/sister: Buddy Boy and Precious Lu Lu (“Lu).

Kathleen Stogsdall

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2014-07-21T03:54:18+00:00

Kathleen Stogsdall

Everyone – front desk – vet assistants and Dr. Rozsa are all very caring and loving in the care of my 2 lab mix sisters: Traveling Shadow and Precious Tips – even to their passing AND now taking loving care of my 2 Himalayan brother/sister: Buddy Boy and Precious Lu Lu (“Lu).
I cannot thank South Bay Vet enough for taking care of my best friend, Midnight. We have been going there for 8 years now. They provide the best professional and personal service. I am forever grateful to them for the services we receive. I trust them to have the best interest for my best friend every time. They genuinely care about us. I always receive above and beyond services from South Bay Vet after all these years. their kindness and the outstanding extended services make me a loyal customer.

Jamie Teoh

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2014-07-21T03:55:51+00:00

Jamie Teoh

I cannot thank South Bay Vet enough for taking care of my best friend, Midnight. We have been going there for 8 years now. They provide the best professional and personal service. I am forever grateful to them for the services we receive. I trust them to have the best interest for my best friend every time. They genuinely care about us. I always receive above and beyond services from South Bay Vet after all these years. their kindness and the outstanding extended services make me a loyal customer.
We have 4 cats, 1 with special needs as he is a diabetic. I wouldn’t even consider taking my babies to anyone other than SB Vet Hospital. Dr. Rozsa is truly the “Cat Whisperer.” Her compassion and knowledge are like none I’ve ever seen before and I’ve had pets my entire life.

Terry Buford

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2014-07-21T03:56:17+00:00

Terry Buford

We have 4 cats, 1 with special needs as he is a diabetic. I wouldn’t even consider taking my babies to anyone other than SB Vet Hospital. Dr. Rozsa is truly the “Cat Whisperer.” Her compassion and knowledge are like none I’ve ever seen before and I’ve had pets my entire life.
I highly recommend South Bay Veterinary Hospital. Services and staff are outstanding!

B Kotary

5.0
2014-07-21T03:56:42+00:00

B Kotary

I highly recommend South Bay Veterinary Hospital. Services and staff are outstanding!
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