What is Parvovirus and how is it deadly?

Saturdays are always busy here at El Cid. The 28th found the staff here helping carry in a young dog from their car, having received a phone call only minutes before informing us they were on their way. The dog was lethargic, not eating and had bloody diarrhea. Fearing the worst, Dr Garcia immediately went ahead and tested the dog for Parvovirus. Parvovirus attacks rapidly…

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: Isadora’s Story

Pet Tails  Isadora’s story Here in El Cid we welcome any cats or dogs that walk, or are sometimes dragged through our doors. We love to hear of owners forming such caring and loving relationships with their pets, that they are willing to put time and effort into caring for them, and spending time learning how to best look after their animal. Sadly however that…

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…