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Do You Have Pet Insurance?

Companies differ slightly when it comes to protecting pets, however pet insurance works on the same basic principles as most other forms of insurance. But, unlike insurance for people, where one has to deal with co-pays and different coverage amounts for different procedures, pet insurance is different. The veterinarian is paid vet directly, and then one submits for […]


Common Worms and Parasites: Identifying Worms and Symptoms

Common Worms and Parasites: Identifying Worms and Symptoms The threat of parasites and worms are a reality for your dog and cat. Affecting particular breeds and pets that have access to the outdoors, parasites and worms can cause small ailments like stomach upset, up to extreme cases of death. The most common type of parasites […]


Vital Pet First Aid Tips To Help Keep Your Pet Healthy And Safe

Vital Pet First Aid Tips To Help Keep Your Pet Healthy And Safe When you own a pet, there are many things to keep in mind. You not only need to make sure their environment is safe for themselves, but also have a working knowledge of what pets should and shouldn’t eat, and keep their […]


13 Common Pet Emergencies That Need Immediate Attention

13 Common Pet Emergencies That Need Immediate Attention Having a pet is a commitment. Most people misunderstand the most common pet emergencies, and don’t call for help until it’s too late. Understanding and keeping a list of the most common emergencies that require a veterinarian’s attention will help keep a pet healthy for a long […]


Common Household Poisons and Toxins

Common Household Poisons and Toxins Within our homes are dozens of substances and food products that, while safe for human use and consumption, are toxic or deadly for our pet companions. While many of these dangers are obvious and avoidable, there are some items we might not consider a danger — until a beloved pet […]


5 Tips to Promote Fire Pet Safety in Your Home

5 Tips to Promote Fire Pet Safety in Your Home Many people who have pets understand that they quickly become part of the family. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the importance of fire pet safety, in fact, it is mistakenly believed that pets will simply follow us out the door if there is danger. It […]


Heartworm 101 for Dogs and Cats

Heartworm 101 for Dogs and Cats Heartworm disease is generally considered a condition that only affects dogs, but many other mammal species can suffer from it or act as carriers. Heartworms have been known to infect dogs, cats, ferrets, wolves, coyotes, sea lions, and there have even been reported cases of human infection as well. […]


Bill to Help Military Dogs Back in Play

Dr. Elise Ackley In October, we told you that Congress passed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would fund activities at the Defense Department. Unfortunately, President Obama vetoed the bill, negating an important provision that would help military working dogs.Military Working Dog Jofa The Military Working Dogs Act of 2015, which was contained […]


Spay/Neuter Program at All 3 Hospitals!

Helping Paws Military Appreciation Spay/Neuter Program rolls out to all 3 hospitals! Starting September 1st, our Carlsbad and Escondido location will be participating in our free spay/neuter program for the military. To read more or to request a voucher, click here. Costs are subsidized through our charitable fund, Helping Paws. Click here to donate now.


DR. MOHNACKY WINS 10NEWS LEADERSHIP AWARD

We are proud that Dr. Mohnacky has won the 10News Leadership Award! The Helping Paws Military Appreciation Program would like to thank everyone for their support in receiving this prestigious award! Watch the news broadcast below:


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