April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to learn about this silent killer and how we can prevent it from harming our beloved pets.
March is National Poison Prevention Month, and our team at Signature Veterinary Services wants to do our part to help pet owners learn about how to protect their pets from poisonous items commonly found in their homes.
As pet owners, we want our furry friends to be happy, healthy, and comfortable. One aspect of their health that is often overlooked is their dental health. Just like humans, pets can suffer from dental problems that can lead to pain, discomfort, and even serious health issues. In this blog, we will explore pet dentistry and common dental issues in pets.
It’s a brand-new year! In order to ring in the New Year well, it’s imperative to keep your pet safe during celebrations. Consider the following safety tips for pets on New Year’s Eve.
November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and we like to use the opportunity by raising awareness about the joy of caring for a senior pet in addition to providing our pet parents with some essential tips on taking good care of a senior pet.
Pet Obesity Awareness Day: Nutritional Counseling & Weight Managment At Signature Veterinary Services
Oct. 09 is Pet Obesity Awareness Day, and what better way to celebrate than by getting your pet on a healthy diet? Here at Signature Veterinary Services, we specialize in nutritional counseling and weight management for pets, all from the comfort of your home.
If you’re like most pet owners, you want to do everything in your power to ensure that your furry friend lives a long and healthy life. And one of the most important things you can do is make sure they are getting the right nutrients in their diet.
The best way to protect your pet from periodontal disease and the health risks associated with it is to take good care of their teeth and gums. Call Signature Veterinary Services today for a dental exam that comes to you!
Hydration is essential to your pet’s body’s ability to function properly and stay alive. During the summer, when the weather is warmer, hydration becomes even more essential as pets lose moisture when they pant and sweat to cool down. To avoid dehydration, heatstroke, and serious health problems that can occur as a result, you need to help your pet stay hydrated by drinking enough water each day.
Natural disasters like wildfires, earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes are, unfortunately, a fact of life for most people. Although we can’t always know when a disaster is going to strike, we can do our best to ensure both our human and animal family members are well prepared to evacuate or shelter safely in place during a disaster.
Ticks can be active year-round in Southern California, but the peak tick season occurs during June and July. During these times ticks tend to be out in greater numbers and most active. To be safe, however, we recommend making sure your pets are protected from ticks (and Lyme disease) throughout the year.
March is Pet Poison Prevention Month, and at Signature Veterinary Services, we’re using the opportunity to help educate our clients on the best ways to protect their pets from poisonous and toxic substances that can put their health and wellbeing in harm’s way.
There are ways you can keep your pet healthy no matter the season like getting your pet regular vaccinations and providing the proper nutrition. Certain seasons, however, such as the rainy season present additional health concerns that you can use the following tips to prevent and ensure your pet stays healthy while the weather is extra wet.
Winter might not bring feet of snow to sunny San Diego, but it does bring precipitation and generally drier air inside and outside. As a result, your pet’s skin can become dry, itchy, flaky, inflamed, and downright uncomfortable. Plus, excessive scratching can lead to cuts, skin infections, and other problems.
It’s tough to believe, but 2021 is on its way out, and 2022 is approaching swiftly. If you’ve been too busy keeping up with the hustle and bustle of the holidays to think about your New Year’s resolutions, we have a list of resolution ideas that are perfect for you and your pet. Pick one or keep them all!
Sure, everyone loves puppies and kittens; they’re so cute! But senior dogs and cats have a lot to offer, too, and they’re actually a much better choice for many new pet parents.
Consider the following tips to make sure this Halloween is 100% treats for your whole family, furry friends included.
Often the only indication that something is wrong with a pet is a subtle change in their appearance, personality, behaviors, routine, appetite, or energy level. If you notice any of the following signs, symptoms, or unexplained changes in your pet, we encourage you to schedule a checkup right away.
Pet vaccines are some of the safest veterinary treatments available, they’re highly effective, and there are several reasons why you should continue vaccinating your pets according to the preventative care schedule recommended by your veterinarian.
It’s summer and the prime beach-going season has arrived. Naturally, you want your dog to get in on the fun, too! So, consider the following beach safety tips for dogs to make sure your entire family – furry members included – stay safe while having fun at the beach.
If you have ever lost a pet, then you know how difficult and lengthy the grieving process can be, and you probably already understand some of the ways you can support your friends and family when they endure the same situation.
April is Heartworm Awareness Month. Since April also marks the beginning of mosquito season in California and is quickly approaching, this seemed like the perfect time for us to help you make sure your pets (dogs especially) are adequately protected.
Our veterinarians at Signature Veterinary Services encourage our pet parents to spay or neuter their pets not only to prevent the birth of unwanted litters and overcrowded animal shelters, but also to provide their pets with a whole host of health benefits.
At Signature Veterinary Services, we understand how difficult it can be to face these end-of-life decisions. We’re highly experienced in treating aging and terminal pets; we will support you throughout every step of the process with the best interests of your pet and your family at heart.
Tearing up the house when left alone, soiling your clean carpets, pulling on the leash, jumping up on visitors, digging, chewing, and other destructive behaviors are concerns for every dog owner. With the right solutions, however, you’ll be able to teach some very important manners that’ll help him live a happy, well-adjusted life.
During August, our veterinarians celebrate National Immunization Month by raising awareness about the importance of vaccines for cats and dogs.
As a pet owner, it’s your responsibility to help your pets maintain a high quality of life well into their golden years.
Pets bring companionship, joy, protection, and entertainment. They keep us healthier, happier, and more active..
Buddy, a 2 year old neutered male domestic shorthair cat with an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, presented to us as a second opinion due to swelling (as arrow depicts) along his right…