Wiggles and Purrs
Sept, 2016

Welcome to our First Newsletter!

We would love feedback. We do not plan on mailing these in the future, but will have them available in our offices and will be sending or posting them via electronic communication (e-mail, website, etc). If you do not have access to these sources and would like to receive the newsletter by mail, please let us know.

If you visited or called the hospital recently, you probably noticed some major changes. Don’t worry, we are still the same little hospital that you have come to love, but with some simple creativity and ingenuity, we are growing our skills and offerings while keeping the same individual care and integrity that you had before.

First, you will notice when you call us, you can now select which suite fits your needs:

Eastridge Animal Hospital has not changed. We continue to provide high quality veterinary care designed for you and your pet’s specific needs. We still believe in being fair and honest with our clients while treating their pets as if they were our own. We provide medical, dental, surgical, and preventative care in a Fear FreeTM environment.

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The Healthy Paw Rehab Center provides rehab services to dogs and cats. Think “human physical therapy or training” – but for your pet. This is a full service center with an underwater treadmill, therapeutic laser, ultrasound, patient specific exercise plans, and more. The center is run by a Certified Rehab Practitioner who works with you and your veterinarian to provide your pet with the most optimal recovery or care.

The Little Cat Clinic is the feline only extension of Eastridge Animal Hospital. It provides the same quality care that you see and receive at Eastridge, but with the tranquility and characteristics that felines prefer. The hospital is equipped with cat trees, warm bedding, singing birds and other amenities that make the veterinary visit much less stressful for you and your cat.

For each location, we have developed a website, email address and You Tube Channel. In time, we hope to build these sites so you will have access to a great source of medical information. We realize that the public is craving valuable pet information. Our goal is to help direct you to the best sites and videos so you don’t have to ask ‘the high school student’ at the local pet store, or waste hours all night searching “Dr. Google.”

Pet of the Month...

This month’s tribute goes to Max Rand! Max is a sweet, 19 year old cat with severe arthritis. Unfortunately, most arthritis medications are toxic to cats – so until now, there was just very little that veterinarians could do.

With the opening of the Healthy Paw Rehab Center, the idea came to Dr. Reese –what if we try rehab and laser on Max? As doctors, we know the benefits of rehab (for dogs, horses, and people), but there is little to no information on cats. Quite frankly, no one does it! (They either don’t have the equipment or they don’t have the feline knowledge).

So, with the idea in mind, she approached Max’s owners…of course, like any cat, Max does not exactly like to come to the veterinary hospital, but with a little encouragement and a lot of love, Max’s parents bring him twice a week for a series of exercises and laser treatments.

We are now happy to announce that his treatments have been a resounding success! Max’s owners report that he is going up and down stairs, moving more easily, and he has regained his “feline swagger” around the house!

Max’s case opens the door to many more cats who are struggling with arthritis. If you have an older cat (or know someone who does), there are several ways we can really help. Let’s help our feline friends age gracefully and with less pain. Ask us about laser treatments and rehabilitation.

September’s Special Staff Wiggle & Purr goes too….

Congratulations to Cheyenne Weekly, RVT! Cheyenne celebrated her 4th anniversary at Eastridge and just completed the Introductory Ultrasound course at the Academy of Veterinary Imaging.

By offering Ultrasound, our doctors are able to provide better diagnostics and care for your pets, at a much lower cost than the large emergency hospitals. Cheyenne is one of our unsung heroes “in the back” who can now help us take better images.

September Special of the month!!!

Get 10% off a Parasite scan or deworming for your pet.

Did you know, one of the most common parasites in your pet is a tapeworm….and they come from fleas! With the hot weather, fleas have been abundant, so now is a good time to either do a Parasite Scan of your pet’s stool or deworm your pet. We use a prescription strength dewormer which is safe to give to most pets.

Of course, for safety, your pet must have a current exam with us, and please mention this special in order to obtain the discount.

Where in the world is Doctor Reese?

I know several of you have been wondering if Dr. Reese will ever come back to seeing more appointments in Eastridge…the answer is yes! The cat clinic has always been a dream of hers and right now our growth needs her attention. However, the plan is, and always has been - as soon as we have the trained staff in place, she will start seeing more appointments in Eastridge again.

In the meantime, please get to know Drs. Rodriguez and Nishida. You have to imagine, Dr. Reese would never hire doctors who didn’t have the same beliefs and high quality standards as herself. Both Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Nishida are exceptional doctors, and all 3 of us believe in giving you and your pet the best quality care while meeting your individual needs.

The Little Cat Clinic's Newsletter

The Health Dangers of Poor Pet Dental Hygiene

Learn more about the health dangers of poor pet dental hygiene, contact The Little Cat Clinic in La Mesa, CA at (619) 547-0900 to book an appointment.

Why Exercising Your Cat Is Important?

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2021-01-31
Learn more about the benefits of exercise for your cat, contact The Little Cat Clinic in La Mesa, CA at (619) 547-0900 to schedule an appointment.

Importance of Spaying/Neutering Your Pet

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals encourages pet parents to spay or neuter their pets. These surgeries are necessary for the health and well-being of your furry companions.

Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

The cold weather can be hard for many people. But it can be especially difficult for animal companions that depend on their pet parents to guarantee their well-being.

Top Cat Emergencies to Watch Out For!

Most emergency veterinarians will admit that they often treat cats when they are in very dire condition. Many cat owners feel guilty for not having realized that their cats were suffering.

Cat Dental Hygiene and Oral Care: Top Tips

The American Association of Feline Practitioners recognizes the importance of oral care and dental hygiene in cats. Proper oral care can prevent many health conditions as your cat ages. It also helps cats enjoy their food and quiet time because they don’t have dental pain.

What Vaccines Does My Outdoor Cat Need?

Few things are more adorable than a cat. Whether a kitten or a full-grown adult, they have unique personalities, usually with a comedic twist. Stark differences exist between an indoor and outdoor cat.

Keeping Your Pets Safe This Summer: Hot Weather Tips (Cats)

Cats can cope with summer conditions quite well. However, this does not mean that you should leave your cat in an overheated room or a closed car during summer. Just like humans, cats can suffer heatstroke and dehydration as well.

Outdoor Cats and How to Protect Them From Parasites

When it comes to the health and wellness of your cat, parasite prevention plays a very important role. This is especially so for outdoor cats, which often encounter different parasites.

5 Tips to Calm an Aggressive Cat

One of the most soothing things about petting a long-haired cat is the feel of soft, silky fur between your fingers. The repeated motion of stroking this delicious texture over and over can be incredibly calming and relaxing for you – and your furry friend almost certainly enjoys it too!

Tips for First Time Cat Owners

Choosing to take on a pet is a big decision, particularly if you haven’t been a pet parent to that particular type of animal before. Perhaps this is your first pet whatsoever. If so, don’t fret! Cats are a great addition to any home and family, and you will adapt to caring for them in no time at all. To help you get started, here are our top tips for welcoming your new cat into your home.

Do cats need to be bathed?

Most cat owners know that their feline friends are very good at keeping themselves clean. This is because mother nature has given them the tools needed to do just that. All cats have barbed tongues, the little hooks of which help to remove dirt and debris from their fur and keep their coats smooth and unmated. They also have forepaws that they can moisten with their own saliva, which they then use to wash their faces.

Top tips for keeping your indoor cat healthy and happy

When it comes to living with cats, there are two different areas of thought. Some owners are very happy to let their animals roam as they please during the day, enjoying their company when they return home to eat, sleep or see their human family. However, just as many owners would prefer to keep their kitty safe indoors and for good reason. The world can be a dangerous place for any animal, including even the most streetwise feline.

How Much Exercise Does Your Cat Need?

Exercise is essential to keep any animal healthy, and your cat is no exception. Despite appearing very happy to lounge around most of the time, they also enjoy the opportunity to get involved in some more strenuous activities. Here’s what you need to know about exercise for felines.

Top Toys for Cats

Nothing brings a smile to your face quite like when your feline friend is having fun! That is why we want to showcase some of the top toys for cats that will not only keep them active and entertained, but is sure to be a joy to watch for all pet owners. Let’s check out some of the favorites.

Reasons to Hire a Pet Sitter for your Cat

If you have any questions about pet sitters & the care that they offer for felines in your area, please call The Little Cat Clinic at 619-547-0900.

Top tips on how to reduce hairballs in La Mesa, CA

Hairballs don’t negatively affect the health and happiness of your cat. If you have further questions, please call Little Cat Clinic at 619.547.0900.

When Is The Right Time To Spay/Neuter Your Pet?

Spaying/Neutering your pet prevents the overpopulation crisis & keeps them healthy. Contact The Little Cat Clinic La Mesa, CA for an appt 619-547-0900

How to Keep Your Pet Properly Hydrated

Here is everything you need to know about keeping your cat hydrated this summer. Contact The Little Cat Clinic in La Mesa, CA today by calling 619-547-0900.

Top 10 Health Tips for Older Cats and Dogs in La Mesa, Ca

Need more health tips for older cats and dogs? Contact our offices today and speak to our knowledgeable veterinary team at 619-547-0900.

Pet Care 101 – How To Train Your Cat To Use The Litter Box

One of the first things your new companion will learn is how to use the litter box. This can be an easy process, so when it comes to how to train your cat to use the litter box a little patience goes a long way. With just a few training tips, you’ll have a litter-trained kitty in short order.

What To Expect At A Cat Wellness Exam

Author:the Little Cat ClinicDate:2019-01-25
An important part of owning a cat is taking it in for routine pet wellness exams. Learn what to expect during a pet wellness exam here.

Cat First Aid Tips

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2018-12-28
Learn more about some first aid tips for your furry feline friends. For more information, call us at 619-465-4900 today.

What should I do if my cat isn’t eating?

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2018-11-30
Know more about some factors on why your feline friend refuses to eat. For more information, call 619-465-4900 today!

Outdoor Cat Safety Precautions

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2018-10-29
Know more about important safety precautions for your cat before going outdoors. For more information, contact us today at 619-465-4900.

Grooming and Bathing 101 for Your Cat

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2018-09-28
Know more about some tips and guidelines on how to properly groom and bathe your cats. For more information, contact us at 619-465-4900.

How To Familiarize Your Cat With A Carrier

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2018-08-29
Know more about some tips and guidelines on how to familiarize your cat with a carrier. For more information, call 619-465-4900 today!

Is Catnip Safe For Cats?

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2018-07-30
Know more about catnips and how it affects the behavior of cats. For more information, call us at 619-465-4900 today!

What are Signs that my Cat’s Teeth are Healthy?

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2018-06-29
Your cat’s teeth are incredibly important to her natural instincts. Know if the teeth of your feline friend are healthy. Call 619-465-4900 for details.

How To Help Your Cat Maintain Soft Fur

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2018-05-29
You can tell a great deal about the health of a furry friend from the appearance of their skin and fur. Learn the tips on how to maintain it at The Little Cat Clinic.

How to Prevent Cat Hairballs

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2018-04-30
Learn more about some guidelines on how to help prevent your feline friend from hairballs. For more information, call 619-465-4900.

How to Stop Aggression in Cats

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2018-03-29
There are some instances where cats can become aggressive. Know how to stop aggression in your furry friend at The Little Cat Clinic. Contact 619-465-4900 for details.

What to Do About an Overweight Cat

According to the findings from the latest research by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), as many as 58% of felines in the U.S. are overweight, and 28% are considered obese. Know more about it here.

Why your Cats Should Not Eat Dog Food

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2018-01-30
When it comes to being a responsible pet parent, one of the most important things to get right is your pet’s nutrition. Know about the correct diet for your feline friend at The Little Cat Clinic.

December is Lover’s Month – Benefits and Joys of Cat Companionship

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2017-12-28
A feline friend is an ideal choice if you're looking for a loyal and friendly pet companion. Read the benefits of cat companionship at The Little Cat Clinic.

The Best Diet For Cats With Diabetes

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2017-12-07
Be informed of the proper food you should feed your furry friend to avoid diabetes and other chronic diseases. Contact The Little Cat Clinic at 619-465-4900 for details.

How To Take Your Cat For A Walk

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2017-10-31
Learn more about how important it is to walk your cat by The Little Cat Clinic in La Mesa, CA. Contact us and schedule an appointment today.

When Your Cat Meowing Might be a Bigger Problem

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2017-09-30
Learn more about your furry friend's behaviors and its message. Contact us at 619-465-4900 for more information and to schedule an appointment with us today.

How to Care for a Senior Cat

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2017-08-31
Do you own your cat for years? Read more about how to keep your feline friend healthy and stronger for more years and contact our veterinarian at 619-465-4900 for details.

Things to Know Before Boarding Your Cat

The Little Cat Clinic is a Cat Friendly Practice certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. If you're planning to travel, contact us to know more about pet boarding services.

Choosing The Right Type Of Pet

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2017-04-30
To be a responsible pet owner, it is important to select a pet that fits with your family, lifestyle and current commitments. Learn more here.

Declawing Your Cat – Everything You Need To Know

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2017-03-31
Declawing is an aspect of pet care largely limited to the U.S., but one that can help you to minimize problems that occur as a result of your cat’s claws.

Keeping Your Pets Safe This Winter

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2017-02-27
Like humans, dogs and cats are vulnerable to cold weather emergencies. With that being said, we’ve put together a checklist for you to sift through, in order to keep your pets safe this winter.

Pet Care Tips for Keeping Your Pet Warm and Safe This Winter

Author:The Little Cat ClinicDate:2017-01-31
The colder weather is set to remain for at least a few more months. Unfortunately, not all pets are able to adapt to the changing seasons as well as we can.

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