University Veterinary Hospital
December is Dermatology Month! Pet dermatology issues require treatment from our veterinarian to ensure the skin heals properly and that your pet can live itch-free! If your cat or dog is currently suffering from a rash, skin irritation, missing fur, or a flea problem, please contact us immediately.
October – Animal Safety & Protection This month (and every month) is a time to recognize safety measures you should take to protect your pet and ensure they are healthy. Check out the below safety tips:
- Be proactive. Keep all your pets up to date on immunizations.
- Pet-proof your home. Remove or secure choking hazards and toxic chemicals. Make your home pet-friendly and safe.
- Identify your animals. Place tags securely on collars and even label collars with your contact information. If you have more uncommon pets, take pictures in the event they get loose.
- In a disaster, have a plan. Who will be responsible for locating each animal in the house? How will you transport them? If it is a fire, human life takes priority. However, place decals on windows and doors with the number of humans and each kind and number of pets residing in the home. Keep them up to date.
- Learn basic first aid. Caring for your animal at home will prevent a minor injury from becoming severe. Always call your veterinarian if you are unsure.
- Know your animal. If your animal’s behavior changes, watch for signs of illness. Is he injured or spent too much time in the heat? Contact your veterinarian before giving human over-the-counter medications.
Wellness ExamsYour pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems...
Ear Health ManagementCommon Challenges Regarding Dog Ear Health Ear problems are not uncommon in the pet community. These conditions can result in a variety of painful symptoms, and some of them can grow increasingly serious without prompt treatment. Here at University Veterinary Hospital in Berkeley, we not only treat these ear problems — we also offer preventative...
Puppy and Kitten CareDo you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations on this addition to your family! One of the first things you should do when you bring your new pet home is to introduce him or her to us – your veterinary care team. Puppy and kitten visits offer a unique opportunity to get you and...
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The pets and I love UVH. I've brought both my dog and my cat here to be seen by Dr. Thomas McBride. Dr. McBride and the vet techs who have helped us have been super supportive and gentle with the pets and totally transparent and kind to me. I especially appreciate that Dr. McBride takes the time to walk me through all the differentials, and helps me understand the balance between prolonging life and increasing quality of life that different courses of treatment entail.
This practice offered excellent care, focused on preventing serious illness. After my excruciating experience with other gets in Berkeley, I couldn't recommend this practice highly enough.