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The Heart of the Matter: How to Identify Heart Disease in Your Pet

Your pet’s heart disease diagnosis can be, well, heartbreaking, but many pets with heart conditions can live long, happy lives through surgical repair or medical treatment. Heart disease can be present from birth as a congenital or inherited condition, or develop later in life. Without a proper diagnosis and treatment, your pet’s heart disease will [...]

How to Recognize and Manage Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets

Although your furry pal doesn’t forget where they left their keys, or to attend important appointments, they can walk into a room and forget why they’re there. Cognitive decline doesn’t affect only people—the condition is seen in cats and dogs, too. Your doggy’s dementia or feline’s forgetfulness, which is called cognitive dysfunction, is more common [...]

12 Holiday Pet Hazards

Sparkling lights and streets adorned with surfing Santas remind us that the holidays are here. Although celebrations may be smaller this year, the festive traditions of holiday music, decorating homes, and preparing plenty of sweets and treats remain the same. Holiday celebrations are extra special when we include our four-legged family members, but ensure your [...]

The Heartbreak of Heartworm Disease

Heartworms are parasites that live in the heart and lungs of dogs and cats. Dogs are a natural host for the worms—cats are not, although some cats will become infected. Untreated, the worms’ presence leads to heart failure and lung disease. Read on to learn how heartworm infection occurs, how heartworm disease is prevented, how [...]

Get To Know the Cote Animal Hospital Support Team

Every great team is made up of dedicated individuals who pour their heart and soul into their work, and our team is no exception. Our practice manager, client service representatives (CSRs), veterinary technician, and veterinary assistants work tirelessly every day to ensure your pet receives the best care possible. They greet you at our front [...]

COVID-19 and Pets: Answers to Your Questions About SARS-CoV-2

As 2020 comes to an end, we wish COVID-19 would also run its course. But, the novel coronavirus pandemic is still holding sway around the world, and our Cote Animal Hospital team is doing our best to minimize potential disease transmission and help our San Diego community return to normal. With so much confusion about [...]

Flea City: Population Out of Control

Flea math is a complicated equation that may not make much sense, but explains why your pet and home can be overwhelmed with fleas for months on end. This pesky parasite has four life stages that can be completed in only a couple of weeks or many months, depending on your home’s humidity and temperature. [...]

Heat Safety and Pets: First Aid Tips for Owners

While outdoor summer fun is best enjoyed with our furry family members, there is no question that pets and heat do not go hand-in-hand. From hot cars to overexertion, like people, pets are at risk for heat-related injuries. But, because of their thick fur coats, certain facial conformations, and other factors such as weight and [...]

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