Category Archives: Palm Springs Veterinarian

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Top Ten Tips On Keeping Your Pet Safe In The Desert Heat

    Dogs, Cats, Horses and the Desert Heat There is nothing more heartwarming than seeing a dog following it’s owner, a cat cuddled in someones lap, or a horse nudging it’s master. For centuries, the companionship of these animals have played an instrumental part in what makes the world turn. Be it a guard […]

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