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Is Your Dog’s Food a Heartbreaker?

Is Your Dog’s Food a Heartbreaker?

We’ve had many questions recently about grain-free pet foods and the possible development of a life-threatening heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with veterinary cardiologists and nutritionists nationwide are currently investigating the issue and recently...

Let’s Do Lunch: Felicia

Meet Felicia, our bubbly and fun-loving receptionist! Felicia is a Bay Area native, born and raised in here in San Jose just a few blocks from West Valley Pet Clinic! As a child, Felicia attended Queen of Apostles Catholic elementary school and loved playing soccer on...

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Let’s Do Lunch: Robyn

Meet Robyn! The newest addition to our amazing group of Registered Veterinary Technicians here at West Valley Pet Clinic! Robyn was locally raised in the South Bay Area. After four years of high school French, Robyn traveled through France with her fellow classmates. Of the...

Leptospirosis: (Not) For People and Pets

This morning, I opened the website for the local news and my eyebrows furrowed in a worried upside down V. “Why” you ask? Thanks to the recent dramatic volumes of rain–which we needed– there has been a reported flourishing of cases of Leptospirosis in pets...

Marijuana in Pets

So…it's legal now. California is about to become a happier state. (Ha). We expect to be fielding a LOT of questions about marijuana use and benefits in pets from now on. We also expect to see a LOT more toxicity cases. In some states that have...

Whats in My Pet’s Food??

What’s in my Pet’s Food? Ah…marketing. It’s what makes our capitalistic society function. We all fall prey to it. The prettier the packaging, the larger or descriptive the wording, the more times we see a commercial…it’s the way our brains tell us which products are better,...

Pet of the Month: Sawyer

Meet Sawyer. Sawyer is a pet that we love to see on our schedule. He comes in, sweet and confident, tail wagging, and has no hesitation in sticking his nose in your hands to have his ears scratched. To him, the world was just a...

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Pixie Dust and Fairy Dreams

So…..I am coming clean here. I have a confession: I have a hefty cat. His name is Bast. But he also answers to “Big Boy” and “Professor Chubbynecks”. He is a grumpy old cat who other than his weight and the horrible associated arthritis, is in...

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BLACK CATS AND HALLOWEEN

While October may be the favorite month of many people who excitedly plan costumes and carve pumpkins in anticipation of Halloween, cat (black cats in particular) have little cause for celebration. The black cat has become almost synonymous with Halloween. Even though the cat’s arched silhouette...

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A Little White Lie

I find that I have developed a habit of lying to strangers about what I do for a living when making small talk…say on an airplane or when chatting with someone I have just been introduced to and will likely never see again.  Now, I consider...