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Tuesday, March 03 2015
Importance of Annual Blood Tests for Pets

Blood Analysis - A vital tool for screening out disease.

Even pets that appear happy and healthy can have hidden medical problems that might grow serious, even life-threatening, if left undetected. Blood tests are essential for identifying diseases at the earliest most treatable stage possible. Read more...
 

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Tuesday, January 27 2015
How to Make Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

Why homemade dog treats are a healthier option

Adding parsley to homemade dog treats will help combat bad breath. A zesty way to add some spice to your dog’s diet is to make homemade biscuits as a healthy and affordable alternative to store-bought treats. In addition to fresh breath, there are more advantages that home made snacks have in boosting your dog's wellness. Read more...

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Friday, January 23 2015
Why dogs lick their

Why Dogs Lick Their "Privates"

And Why You Need to Know

One of the more embarrassing things that dogs do is to lick  their "private" parts in public. Both male and female dogs do this less than appealing behavior that annoys pet owners.

Normal behavior?

In the canine world a moderate degree of licking is part of normal grooming behavior. For example, a dog may lick the genital area of urinating as a means of cleaning the area. In this case, licking is related to elimination and is not persistent. Usually a quick swipe takes care of business.

It is not as common for dogs to lick the anal area; however, if the dog's stool is sticky or watery, the dog may feel the need to tidy up a bit. Normal bowel movements are not usually followed by licking.

Why you need to know!

Frequent or sustained licking of the genital area may indicate that a medical problem exists.  

If your dog exhibits any of the following signs,
contact ABC Vet now to schedule an exam.

  1. Swollen or red penis, vulva, or anus
  2. Presence of pustules (pimples) or red bumps on the skin
  3. Discoloration of the skin (black or rust colored)

READ MORE...

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Thursday, January 22 2015

Pet Dental Coupon

Dental disease is an often-overlooked threat to the comfort and health of your pet. 70-85% of pets over the age of 2 have some form of dental disease. Because dental disease has few readily apparent signs, bringing your pet in for a wellness examination is the only way to ensure detection.

ABC Vet provides dental exams at no charge.

In this pet health video...

Dr Barry Neichin, Chief of Staff at ABC Veterinary Hospital,  explains the importance of pet dental care as well as addressing common concerns of pet owners.

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Wednesday, December 10 2014
6 Reasons for Pet Insurance

Why Pet Insurance

Top 6 Reasons
  1. You want to make the best decision for your pet, regardless of cost. That's where pet insurance comes in. By insuring your pet's health, you can have peace of mind that, should your pet get sick or injured, your costs can be covered. After all, when your four-legged family member isn't well, the last thing you want to do is worry about how you're going to pay for it.
  2. Regular visits to the veterinarian will help extend the life and well-being of your pet. Read more....
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Wednesday, May 21 2014
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
March

Dog DNA Contest

This month's dog: "Warchild"

How to Play
Click on the comment link to guess Warchild's mix of breeds. Whoever guesses closest wins great prizes from ABC Vet.

Winners are announced after we receive Warchild's genetic DNA test results back in about 2 weeks.

Canine DNA Testing
Curious to discover the different breeds in your dog's bloodline?
Click here us to request more info about canine DNA testing.

To Enter Your Guess
Click on Comments to enter your guess for Maddie's breed mix

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Wednesday, February 05 2014

Dog DNA Contest

Click to see Maddie's DNA test Results

Curious to discover the different breeds in your dog's bloodline?
Click here us to request more info about canine DNA testing.

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Tuesday, November 12 2013

November "What Am I?" Contest

"Chicky"

This month's dog: "Chicky" - we call her a low-rider because she has short stubby legs.   Weighs 39 lbs and is a year old in these pics. Was rescued from the shelter last year.  

How to Play
Click on the comment link to guess Chicky's mix of breeds. Whoever guesses closest wins great prizes from ABC Vet.

Winners are announced after we receive Chicky's genetic DNA test results back in about 2 weeks.

Canine DNA Testing
Curious to discover the different breeds in your dog's bloodline? Click here us to request more info about canine DNA testing.

The holiday's are fast approaching -
make your pet's boarding reservation now. Click here.

Posted by: Barry Neichin, DVM AT 11:56 am   |  Permalink   |  19 Comments  |  Email
Thursday, October 17 2013

Dogs Can't Talk But Their DNA Can!

Understanding your dog's DNA can provide ancestry information and other valuable insight for you to better care for you dog. Such as:

DISCOVER purebred breeds hidden in your dog's ancestry, back to his great grandparents. Watch the video below to understand why some of these traits are hidden. 
WATCH for warning signs of certain breed-related health risks and take early preventative care measures.
DEVELOP early nutrition and exercise programs based on your dog's adult genetic weight range. 
CREATE more effective behavior training activities targeted to the unique needs of your dog's breed mix.  

When you understand your dog’s natural tendencies, you can tailor a training, exercise and nutrition program to his needs.

Special Offer $25 Rebate
Mention Coupon Code: DNA OCT for a $25 rebate.

Schedule Your Dog's DNA Test

Read full blog story...

Posted by: Dr Barry Neichin, Chief of Staff AT 12:53 pm   |  Permalink   |  14 Comments  |  Email

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Dr. Barry Neichin

Dr. Barry Neichin
Chief of Staff
ABC Veterinary Hospital
San Marcos CA

When he's not busy with his duties at the hospital, Dr. Neichin can be found outside, either on the trails hiking and camping or in the water snorkeling and skin diving, as well as spending time with his two children. His family also includes Tonka, a Golden Retriever; Leo, a miniature Golden Doodle; Cosmo, a Siamese, and Ruffles, a rabbit.
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