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Something to Smile About: Dental Health Matters to Your Pet

Dental health is an important aspect of cats’ and dogs’ well-being, but dental care is often overlooked. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, a good time to assess your four-legged friend’s oral health and hygiene. Our Valley Center Veterinary Clinic team takes the mystery out of your pet’s mouth health by providing tips on [...]

6 Tips for Stress-Free Veterinary Visits

Visiting the veterinarian can be a daunting experience for your pet and you. Every pet is unique and may struggle with different veterinary experience fears. Therefore, you should prepare your pet for a trip to the veterinarian based on their specific personality and needs. Our team at Valley Center Veterinary Clinic shares six tips to [...]

5 Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy

Owning a pet is one of life's greatest joys, but this delight comes with a great deal of responsibility. Ensuring your pet remains healthy and happy throughout their life requires regular wellness and preventive care. Our team at Valley Center Veterinary Clinic shares five ways to keep your pet healthy.  #1: Spay or neuter your [...]

Through Your Pet’s Eyes: Common Eye Diseases in Dogs and Cats

Eye diseases can threaten your pet’s vision and can be a source of acute or chronic pain or discomfort. Although your pet’s eyes work similarly to your own, the eye disorders that affect your pet may be different and unfamiliar. The Valley Center Veterinary Clinic team shares the most common eye diseases in dogs and [...]

5 Do-it-Yourself Enrichment Toy Ideas for Pets

All animals can benefit from enrichment (i.e., the process of making their environment more stimulating and interesting). Enrichment has many benefits, including reducing stress, boredom, and behavior problems, and the chance of cognitive dysfunction development. Humans can seek out our own enrichment and stimulate our brains in many ways, but pets need their owner’s help.  [...]

When Normal is Exceptional: Your Pet’s Wellness Screening Results

You know your pet is wonderful, amazing, incredible—all the adjectives that mean they’re the best. Yet, after your furry pal’s wellness visit at Valley Center Veterinary Clinic, you may be told they are “normal.” We know that your four-legged friend is fantastic, not “normal,” but sometimes “normal” can be pretty awesome. Read on to discover [...]

5 Ways to Improve Your Senior Pet’s Comfort

Although your four-legged friend will inevitably grow older, suffering from the problems that often come with advancing age is not a given. In fact, you can easily keep your senior pet comfortable, healthy, and happy throughout their golden years with a few modifications to their schedule, environment, and care. Follow our Valley Center Veterinary Clinic [...]

Feline Arthritis 101

Many owners attribute their cat’s waning energy to normal aging changes, but the cause could be something more serious, such as joint pain and inflammation. As a Cat-Friendly Certified practice, our Valley Center Veterinary Clinic team understands your feline friend’s unique biology and treatment needs, and we explain what you need to know about feline [...]

Battling the Pet Obesity Epidemic

Pet obesity has become so normalized that many pet owners don’t realize their furry pal is overweight. Our Valley Center Veterinary Clinic team wants you to understand the reasons behind your pet’s health needs, so you can take the appropriate steps to provide the care they need. Since pet obesity is one of the most [...]

Paws and Relax: Managing Stress in Cats

Like people, cats can experience stress, which is an immediate response to a threat that activates the body’s fight-or-flight response. Chronic stress can cause physical and emotional issues for felines, manifesting in problem behaviors such as scratching and urinating outside the litter box. Our Valley Center Veterinary Clinic team explains feline stress causes and how [...]

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