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Saturday, May 19 2018 We are very excited to welcome Town Vet clients and pets to the Moorpark Vet family! Your pets will still receive the same empathy and care with the added benefit of additional resources and doctors. Our hospital is proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. This means that we voluntarily undergo regular inspections and are graded against over 900 standards in 13 different categories. In addition, we go to great lengths to meet the unique needs of cats as a Gold status Certified Cat Friendly Practice. We continuously strive to offer the best possible care for you and your pets.
Friday, May 11 2018 Feline asthma is the most commonly diagnosed respiratory disorder in cats. Veterinary epidemiologists estimate that at least 1 out of every 100 cats suffer from acute or chronic asthma. Asthma is the constriction of the air passages that lead from the windpipe (trachea) to the lungs. It is generally believed to be a result of inhaled allergens including but not limited to tobacco smoke, dust, pollen, household cleaners, perfume, and aerosol sprays. An inflammatory response occurs when a susceptible cat inhales an allergen. Cells, mucus, and muscle spasms cause constriction of the air passages. The severity of the disease can range from mild to life threatening.
Thursday, April 26 2018 Join us on Thursday, May 10th from 6-8pm at the hospital for our Client Appreciation Night. You don't want to miss our luau themed event in celebration of our 28th anniversary and you. This event features:
- Catering by Fire Island Grill
- Drink and dessert bar
- Balloon entertainment
- Photo ops
- Giveaways and raffles
Wednesday, April 11 2018 The heartworm life cycle begins when a mosquito bites an infected animal and ingests tiny heartworm larvae along with the animal's blood. Coyotes, wolves, foxes, and ferrets can also develop heartworm disease in addition to dogs and cats. Next, the larvae develop into an infective stage inside the mosquito. When a heartworm disease-carrying mosquito bites your pet, it transmits the larvae that develop for approximately two months in your pet's tissue. Afterwards, developing and mature adult heartworms can be found in the bloodstream, heart, and lungs. They can also produce tiny heartworm larvae that is released into the blood and is picked up by mosquitoes who repeat the process again.
Wednesday, March 21 2018 Southern California weather can promote the life cycle of many biting insects regardless of the time of year. Insects such as fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are not just a nuisance. They can cause harmful diseases such as heartworm, Lyme disease, Erlichiosis, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anemia, Cat Scratch fever, and tapeworm infection. Parasites can also transfer some of these diseases to people. We recommend year-round parasite protection for all pets including ones who live mostly or exclusively indoors since vectors can find their way or be tracked into the home.