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6 Ways to Help De-stress Pets During Vet Visits

There’s no two ways about it: Health care can be stressful. Whether we’re talking humans or animals, home or hospital care, many things medical are stressful. As a veterinarian, and a patient, it’s my opinion that stress is always worst for those who don’t understand why they need to suffer medications, stand for IV catheters […]

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A Vet’s 5 Tips for Coping With a Pet Emergency

5 Things to Do in a Veterinary Emergency (and 1 to Skip) Rely on your vet — not the internet. Let’s start with what not to do: Resist the urge to Google your pet’s signs. An overload of information isn’t likely to be helpful — it will just give you more things to worry about, […]

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Kitten six-month health check

At six months, it is advisable to make an appointment for your kitten to have a thorough health check. Your vet will want to make sure your kitten is on track with her development and growth. What to expect At your kitten’s six-month appointment, you can expect your vet to perform the following health checks: […]

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Dog Weight Management

  Dog Weight Management – Dealing with Dog Weight Problems  Almost half of the dog population is classified as overweight, yet many pet owners may not be fully aware of this weight problem. Different breeds of dogs have different ideal weights which are standards which have been established. In order to be sure that the weight […]

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Internal Parasites in Cats

    Internal Parasites in Cats Cats can suffer from various species of internal parasites which are commonly referred to as worms. A cat harboring a considerable number of worm populations in the intestines may show a variety of symptoms of the infection however there are many worm infestations that can go undetected. Cat owners […]

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Dog Life Stages

    Dog Life Stages – Dealing with Milestones in your Dog’s Life  Each stage of a dog’s life is characterized by different milestones. Being familiar with a dog’s life stages will help you know what to expect and be prepared to deal with the different needs and behaviors as your dog develops from being […]

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Cat Litter Basics

If your cat isn’t using his little box, it may be that he doesn’t like your choice of cat litters.

A cat litter box is an important waste disposal system when you have indoor cats. Cat owners may refer to the litter box as a sand box, a catbox, or a litter tray. Some owners of small dog breeds sometimes make use of a cat litter box when their dogs are restricted inside their homes and not allowed outside access.

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Bengal Cats as Pets

    Bengal Cats as Pets Bengal cats have leopard spots that reflect their Asian Leopard cat heritage.  These playful and vocal Bengals make great household companions. Their distinct personalities and temperament endear them to every member of the family. In fact, there are Bengal cat owners who swear they can carry on a conversation […]

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Dog Food and Ingredients to Avoid

    Dog Food and Ingredients to Avoid With so many horror stories linked to undesirable and unwholesome substances or ingredients present in dog food, it is high time for dog owners to take an active stance in ensuring that their pets receive the most nutritious and wholesome dog food that they can get their […]

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Dog Names: How to Choose a Name for Your Dog

    Dog Names: How to Choose a Name for Your Dog Words have meaning and names have power.  ~Author Unknown The domestication of dogs has inevitably changed the way people think or look at their pooches. This has been reflected, time and again, in the names that they give their dogs. If you make […]

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Toxic for Dogs: Top Ten Toxic Products

    Toxic for Dogs: Top Ten Toxic Products Poisoning in dogs is considered as among the top canine medical cases in the U.S.  Most of the cases are caused by seemingly harmless substances and products which are found in the home. However, dog owners should bear in mind that what is safe for people […]

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Kennel Cough: Symptoms and Treatment

    Kennel Cough Kennel Cough is the layman’s term for Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis or Bordetellosis. It is a highly contagious health condition primarily affecting a dog’s respiratory system. “Tracheobronchitis” describes the inflammatory process that takes place in the dog’s trachea and bronchi. The morbidity rate of Kennel Cough among dogs is quite high. Many […]

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Worms in Cats

    Worms in Cats Parasitism in cats is a very common health problem. In fact, more than 45% of the cat population is carrying a parasitic load which can be taxing on the cat’s health and nutritional needs. In most cases, the presence of worms in cats is manifested only by non-specific symptoms including […]

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Excessive Dog Barking and How to Stop It

    How to Stop a Dog Barking Dog owners often share a common problem—how to stop a dog barking. Dogs bark. It is an inherent way of communication with other members of the pack. However, some dogs tend to bark excessively. If you are having this problem with your pet, it’s probably time you start to […]

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Beware of Heatstroke in Dogs and Cats

    Beware of Heatstroke in Dogs and Cats Pets owners residing in the desert should be particularly aware of the possibility of heatstroke. Heat stroke, also called hyperthermia, is characterized by an abnormal increase in body temperature as a result of over-exposure to high environmental temperature. Heat stroke can be a life-threatening condition if […]

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Dental Care for Dogs and Cats

    Dental Care for Dogs and Cats Proper dental care for dogs and cats is a very important component of responsible pet ownership however it is one of the aspects in pet health which has been taken for granted. Dental disease does not only affect the mouth but it is also a culprit in […]

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Hairballs in Cats

    Hairballs in Cats Cats spend approximately 10% of the time that they are awake, grooming themselves. Felines are fastidious groomers and it is this behavior that increases their predisposition to the formation of Trichobezoars, commonly known as hairballs. While grooming, a cat can swallow hairs as it licks itself. Most cats have no […]

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Bloat in Dogs

    Bloat in Dogs Bloat occurs when a dog’s stomach becomes distended as a result of the build-up of gases. As the stomach expands, it exerts pressure on surrounding vital organs including the diaphragm, making it difficult for the dog to breath. Without prompt medical attention, the stomach can twist on its ends resulting […]

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The Basics of Training Your Dog

    The Basics of Training Your Dog Dogs are known as a faithful animal. Most dog owners would love to have a calm and obedient dog. It is said that calm and obedient dogs are healthier. Moreover, these dogs will have fewer or no tussles with people and other dogs. If your dog is […]

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WELCOME!

At Carter Animal Hospital, your pets are our family. We offer a wide range of veterinary services. Our goal is to provide exceptional care for exceptional pets through knowledge, loyalty, dedication and compassion. Carter Animal Hospital, conveniently located in Cathedral City, providing professional caring veterinarian services to Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage. (See our […]

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