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The Good Dog Guide to Hikes and Parks

By |2022-07-24T17:41:51+00:00July 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

When we head out in the world, we abide by our communities’ laws and regulations, and when our dogs join us, we must ensure they behave appropriately for the good of everyone’s safety. Everyone has a good time when you learn park guidelines. Follow our Marina Village Veterinary and Integrative Care team’s etiquette tips as [...]

Protect Your Pet From Poor Air Quality This Fire Season

By |2022-06-30T22:23:06+00:00June 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

California’s fire season is here, and pet owners are responsible for ensuring their furry friends avoid poor air quality’s hazards, such as smoke, soot, and toxic particles. Fire’s harmful effects are not limited to people and pets in the closest proximity—smoke can travel hundreds of miles. Because smoke can be detrimental to your pet’s eyes [...]

Ruff-ly Translated—Reading Canine Body Language

By |2022-06-22T19:01:25+00:00June 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? While they may not be able to tell us verbally, our dogs express themselves all the time through non-verbal communication (i.e., body language). Learning how to decode your dog’s wordless communication will open up a new world of possibilities—including a deeper relationship, improved behavior, and the [...]

My Pet Needs What? Dental Disease and COHAT in Pets

By |2022-05-04T02:39:48+00:00April 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|

We’ve all felt the slimy, sticky plaque layer that forms on our teeth after a sugary meal, or when we forget to brush our teeth before bed. If you never brushed at all, things would get quickly out of hand. Pets are prone to dental disease as well, and most will develop disease signs by [...]

How Can Liquid Biopsy Help My Dog?

By |2022-04-26T03:30:18+00:00April 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Cancer is the number one cause of death in dogs. On average, one in four dogs will suffer from cancer during their lifetime, and roughly half of all dogs age 10 and older have cancer. Unfortunately, by the time most of these dogs are diagnosed, their disease is advanced and their prognosis is poor. Unlike [...]

Separating Fact and Fiction About Pet Separation Anxiety

By |2022-02-13T17:56:56+00:00February 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The bond between pet and owner is deeper than ever, with dogs and cats being upgraded from companion to full-fledged family member. And, while the team at Marina Village Veterinary and Integrative Care celebrates the increased love and devotion that comes with this promotion, some pets are experiencing an unhealthy over-attachment to their owners known [...]

Reading Your Dog’s Mind: Canine Body Language 101

By |2022-01-19T22:58:09+00:00January 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Dogs can’t talk, but they use their bodies to communicate with us all the time. Human and dog body language are inherently different, so learning to interpret your dog’s signals is key to developing the best possible relationship. Follow this guide from Marina Village Veterinary and Integrative Care to start reading your dog’s body language [...]

5 Ways to Help Your Pet Love Visiting the Veterinarian

By |2021-12-27T02:56:50+00:00December 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

It’s no secret that many pets become nervous, stressed, and afraid when visiting their veterinarian. While we love taking care of pets, working with cats and dogs outside their home turf can unsettle them. Cats in particular are most comfortable at home in familiar surroundings, and being stuffed in a carrier, bounced around in the [...]

Nutrition in Pets: Your Questions Answered

By |2021-12-01T23:18:18+00:00November 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

A balanced diet is a critical building block of your pet’s overall health and wellbeing. Without a proper diet that contains the appropriate amounts of vitamins, minerals, protein, fat, carbohydrates, and other nutrients, your furry pal can fall victim to a plethora of diet-induced health issues, including obesity, diabetes, osteoarthritis, liver disease, heart disease, and [...]

How AniCell Injections Can Help Your Pet

By |2021-11-13T22:06:41+00:00November 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Pain medications and surgery can only do so much to help your pet get back up on their paws after suffering a musculoskeletal injury, or falling victim to a degenerative disease. However, regenerative veterinary medicine can provide that extra boost, and enable your pet to feel like their old selves. In addition to stem cell [...]

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