This Month is ASPCA’s Adopt a shelter dog month

October is a big month for dogs connected to ASPCA. This month they are working extra hard to convince potential dog owners that adopting a dog could be the best decision you could ever make! We have come up with a few tips to bear in mind when researching pet shelters, and to help out along the journey to finding your new member of the…

Pet Tails – What it means to be AAHA accredited

In February El Cid Animal Clinic had a lot to celebrate about. This clinic is accredited with the American Animal Hospital Association – a prestigious honor, given that only 12% of veterinary clinics in North America hold this accreditation. Being AAHA accredited gives clients a tool for comparing clinics against each other, and allows peace of mind that standards are being maintained by a party…

Pet Tails – Odin lost and found

Odin is one very lucky dog. Back on the 15th December 2014, Odin was snatched from his owners’ parents’ house only two minutes after being put in the yard. The owners even have video footage of the puppy being lifted over their fence by a tall man, though not enough evidence to track down the kidnapper. It was a very dark and hopeless time for…

Make the most of grooming your dog

Pet Tails Make the most of grooming your dog   Although grooming your dog can often turn into a chase around the house with brush in hand, and both parties ending up frustrated and none the smoother, it can actually be a great bonding opportunity. Grooming your dog is so important regardless of their hair length. It removes all of the dead hair and debris…

Pet Tails by Annabel Soper

On Thursday this week we had a particularly pressing emergency. The day was closing up and food stock lowering when we received a call concerning a pit-bull. She was exhibiting large amounts of discharge, clearly in pain and very lethargic. These are all signs that the dog should be brought in immediately and as she entered, our technician could tell straight away what the problem…