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  • Pretty but Pretty Deadly
    Pretty but Pretty Deadly Spring is finally here and soon there will be flowers everywhere but it is important to remember that there are many plants that are poisonous to our Read more
  • Gastrointestinal Stasis in Rabbits: Causes, Cures, and Prevention
    Gastrointestinal Stasis in Rabbits: Causes, Cures, and Prevention What is GI stasis, and why is it important? Gastrointestinal (GI) stasis is the medical term used to describe a rabbit that is not eating Read more
  • Friggin’ Foxtails (aka Migrating Foreign Bodies)
    Friggin’ Foxtails (aka Migrating Foreign Bodies) As spring moves to summer lush grasses go to seed, plant awn foreign bodies can cause many problems as they become lodged in ears, between toes, Read more
  • Making Your Home “Parrot Proof”
    Making Your Home “Parrot Proof” Everyone knows that when you have a toddler you must “child-proof” your home to ensure his safety. The same is true for those of us who Read more
  • Tick Prevention and Lyme Disease
    Tick Prevention and Lyme Disease Ticks are the prime carriers of Lyme disease. Though rare in occurrence, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council, Lyme disease is expanding its range westward, Read more
  • Canine Parvovirus
    Canine Parvovirus “Your puppy has PARVO”, is one of the most depressing things we have to say as veterinarians. Especially since canine parvovirus (PARVO) is usually a preventable disease. Vaccination programs Read more
  • A Letter from the Practice Manager
    A Letter from the Practice Manager Hello, everyone! I want to start by formally introducing myself as the Practice Manager of the Animal Hospital of Soquel. I have already met many of Read more
  • Safe Toys for Puppies
    Safe Toys for Puppies Puppies love to chew and explore their new world with their mouths. Providing safe toys for your new dog is important, not only to help keep your Read more
  • Project Purr: Help for the Feral Cat Community
    Project Purr: Help for the Feral Cat Community The Animal Hospital of Soquel works in conjunction with a local non-profit organization called “Project Purr”, which is a feral-cat Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) program. Feral Read more
  • Myxomatosis Outbreak − Bring Your Bunnies Indoors!
    Myxomatosis Outbreak −Bring Your Bunnies Indoors! Myxomatosis is a devastating viral disease that kills pet rabbits. There is currently an outbreak going on here in Santa Cruz County. It has been Read more
  • Poisonous Plants
    Poisonous Plants The top 10 poisonings for dogs and cats in 2008 as reported by the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company were: Raisins and grapes Mushrooms Marijuana Lilies Walnuts Onions Sago Palms Macadamia Nuts Azaleas Hydrangeas *Raisins and grapes can cause kidney failure in Read more
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel & Dr. Hilary Stern
    Our exotic specialist Dr. Hilary Stern was featured in the Santa Cruz Sentinel while treating an Angora rabbit.  See what Dr. Hilary has to say about the Myxomatosis virus in Read more