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NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY – April 30
To raise awareness of the thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) someone to adopt them from the shelters they are living in, National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day is celebrated across the country on April 30th. If you’re thinking about getting a dog or cat, be a hero and consider adopting from […]
National Pet Identification Week April 16-22, 2017
It's National Pet Identification Week — the perfect time to make sure you've taken every precaution to be reunited with your pet if he or she becomes lost. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently found that only 33 percent of pet parents admitted to always having ID tags on […]
National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week is April 9-15, 2017
This week of appreciation is designed to give recognition to the hard-working men and women of Animal Control who risk their lives and devote huge amounts of personal time and resources, while they serve the public like other public safety and law enforcement agencies empowered with the same duties. This is the week that these […]
April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month!
While we hope you never have to deal with a pet emergency, it is always better to be safe than sorry. 5 Common Pet Emergencies Choking If your pet’s airway is totally blocked, you must take immediate action, as there is no time to go to the veterinarian for help. Open the mouth and look […]
April is National Heartworm Prevention Month
Heartworm, a serious and often fatal disease of dogs, cats, and other species of mammals, is preventable. And, with the beginning of a brand new mosquito season, to help raise public awareness, April is being recognized as Heartworm Prevention Month. The American Heartworm Society has issued the following informative article: Most pet owners wouldn't knowingly […]
March 23rd is National Puppy Day
National Puppy Day is a special day to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives. But more importantly, it's a day to help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills. National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Celebrity Pet & […]
Ask a Vet: Will Daylight Saving Time Make My Cat Bonkers?
Your mornings might be hard for a few days after you “spring forward,” but what about for your cat? Read More…
Five Places Ticks Hide on Dogs
Finding ticks on your dog is not simple. They love to play hide-and-seek. Read More…
German Shepherd Is Totally Baffled by the Light Coming from the Fridge
“What is this confounded human wizardry?!” Read More…
8 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds
While most cats are more than happy to be a bit aloof, there are some breeds out there that actually love nothing more than a good snuggle with their owners. Read More…
National Poison Prevention Week is March 19-25, 2017
For more than 50 years and since its inception by Congress in 1961, the third week in March has been designated as National Poison Prevention Week. This year it falls on March 19-25. Poisoning is a pet emergency that causes a great deal of confusion for pet owners. In general, any products that are harmful […]
National Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 12-18, 2017
Pet Disaster Plan: How to Protect Your Pet in a Flood All too often when planning for our families in the case of a flood, we forget to have a plan for our pets. Unfortunately, if we don’t plan ahead for our pets, they may get left behind in case of a flood evacuation. Here […]
Prepare your pet for severe weather!
Find out what you can do before and during severe weather to prepare your pets. The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers the following recommendations for pets in case of a disaster: BEFORE THE DISASTER Make sure your pets are current on their vaccinations. Pet shelters may require proof of vaccines. If your pet requires a […]
February 23rd is National Dog Biscuit Day
February 23rd is National Dog Biscuit Day, also known as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. The history of canine treats shows that earlier versions were quite a bit different than today’s variety. Dog treats used to include stale, moldy bread, rotting leftovers and rock-hard biscuits made out of grain. But American James Spratt changed that […]
Pet Theft Awareness Day is February 14th
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While the date is traditionally a celebration of love that steals your heart away, the holiday is also a time for all pet parents to protect their hearts from being broken by the theft of their dog or cat companion. Statistics state that one out of every three […]
February is National Pet Dental Month
Dental disease is more than just a cosmetic issue — when your canine companion or feline friend has red gums, yellow teeth and stinky breath, it could be a sign of serious oral disease that could, if left untreated, lead to devastating effects on your pet’s quality of life. Neglecting your pet’s teeth and gums […]
The Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday is January 29
The first school for Seeing Eye Dogs was opened on Jan. 29, 1929 in Nashville, Tenn.. Following a short-lived program in Germany after World War I, this guide school trained dogs to assist those in need, and since then has influenced programs all over the world, including the Texas A&M’s Aggie Guide Dogs and Service […]
January is National Train Your Dog Month
In 2010 the Association of Professional Dog Trainers began the National Train Your Dog Month campaign. The APDT thought it was long overdue to dedicate a month to bringing awareness to the importance of socialization and training, and most of all, to inform the public that training your dog can be easy and fun! We […]
January is National Walk Your Pet Month
If you’re one of the 45% of Americans who make New Year’s Resolutions, chances are that weight loss and/or exercising more often is among them. You probably already know about the health benefits of losing weight. There’s less stress on your joints, your heart, etc. But did you know that when your pet loses weight, […]
National Pet Travel Safety Day is January 2nd
Top 10 Tips for Safe Car Travel With Your Pet For some pet parents, a trip's no fun if the four-legged members of the family can't come. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your animal companions. With thoughtful preparation, you can ensure a safe and comfortable trip for everyone. Planning a […]
Preparing Your Dog or Cat for Holiday Boarding
Holiday Vacations: Preparing your pet for boarding Holiday season is as busy for professional pet boarding facilities as it is for Christmas elves and Thanksgiving chefs. Start early if you plan to board your dog or cat while you leave town for the holidays. That means inspecting your options, checking references and making sure pet vaccinations […]
AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats | AAHA
Good dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans. Yet, it is one of the most overlooked areas in pet health. Studies by the American Animal … Read More…
Holiday Safety Tips for Pets
Holly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet's eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic […]
Toxic Christmas Plants
Bright ornamental plants are a great way to dress up the house during the holidays and a dreary winter. Pet owners should be aware, however, that many of these common plants are poisonous to pets. Toxicity ranges from mild to severe, and the amount of plant consumed determines how sick a pet may become. In […]
Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather
In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Extra precautions during winter months will make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm. Help your pets remain happy and healthy during the colder months by following these simple guidelines: Keep pets indoors and warm Don't leave dogs or cats […]
Top Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving Leftovers
Be Prepared When Your Pet Comes Begging With the holidays approaching, your dog or cat will inevitably be begging to partake in the big turkey dinner. When polled, 56 percent of readers admitted to sharing Thanksgiving table scraps with their pets. While this can be a wonderful way to add lean protein and fresh veggies […]
Preparing Your Dog or Cat for Holiday Boarding
  Holiday Vacations: Preparing your pet for boarding Holiday season is as busy for professional pet boarding facilities as it is for Christmas elves and Thanksgiving chefs. Start early if you plan to board your dog or cat while you leave town for the holidays. That means inspecting your options, checking references and making sure pet […]
November is Pet Diabetes Month
Did you know that 1 in every 200 cats may be affected by diabetes mellitus (DM)? November is National Diabetes Month, and while this month was originally designed to increase awareness of this common endocrine disease in humans, we need to be aware of the growing prevalence of DM in dogs and cats also. Untreated, […]
Happy Halloween!
While parental fears about razorblade-ridden chocolate and poisoned candy apples have mostly subsided in recent years, pet owners should still be concerned on Halloween. That’s because there are plenty of ways for pets to find trouble—particularly if left alone with a bag full of goodies. Here are the biggest Halloween pet hazards to watch out […]
No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents
Attention, animal lovers, it's almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying "trick or treat!" all the way to November 1. 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate […]
National Veterinary Technician Week October 16-22, 2016
Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. National Veterinary Technician Week, first celebrated in 1993, takes place in the third week of October each year, and provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions. Although we value veterinary technicians every day […]
October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the American Humane Association (AHA) have deemed the month of October National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Adopt a Dog Month, respectively. The names are slightly different, but the goal is the same — National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Adopt […]
World Rabies Day is September 28
Rabies remains a major concern worldwide, killing more than 55,000 people every year. In the United States, one to two people die annually, and there were more than 6,000 reported cases of animal rabies in the U.S. in 2012. World Rabies Day was officially launched in 2007, and aims to raise awareness about the public […]
September 18-24, 2016 is Deaf Dog Awareness Week
It is Deaf Dog Awareness Week! Here are some interesting facts you might not know about deaf dogs. 1. The most common breed of dogs to be deaf are Australian shepherds, Boston terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Dalmatians, German shepherds, Boxers, Jack Russell terriers, Malteses, toy and miniature poodles, and West Highland white terriers. 2. Deaf dogs […]
Happy Birthday Vogue!
Happy Birthday Vogue!  You ROCK as a groomer!
September 11, 2016 is National Pet Memorial Day
National Pet Memorial Day When : September 11, 2016 People love their pets. We quickly grow attached to our pets. National Pet Memorial Day is an opportunity to bring closure to the departure of our  beloved pets. It allows us to fondly remember our departed pet(s). There are all kinds of pets. Sure dogs and […]
September is National Disaster Preparedness Month
Disaster Preparedness for Your Pets The potential for disasters in California, which may affect you and your pets, is very real. Whether it is a wild land fire, earthquake, severe weather, hazardous material spill, or flood, you may be asked to leave your home. The notice you receive may be early that allows you time […]
Is Ibuprofen safe to give my dog or cat?
Here is what the Pet Poison Hotline has to say: Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs Level of toxicity: Generally moderate to severe, life-threatening Poison type:  Medications Alternate names: Advil, NSAID, Motrin, Pamprin, NSAIDs Common signs to watch for: •Vomiting •Bloody vomitus •Diarrhea •Black-tarry stool •Weakness •Pale gums (anemia) •Abdominal pain •Lethargy •Loss of appetite •Halitosis (secondary […]
Groomer Appreciation Day is August 23
A HUGE shout-out to our wonderful groomers that keep your fur-babies looking good! Vogue, Gigi, Ana and Kaitlin
National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day August 22nd is National Take Your Cat to the Vet day. Even though cats outnumber dogs as the most popular pet, they aren’t getting seen by veterinarians as often as dogs. Today is a good reminder to make that long overdue appointment for your cat’s yearly wellness […]
National Check the Chip Day August 15, 2016
Is your pet’s microchip registration current? If not, it could be doing your pet more harm than good! A microchip is a tiny device about the size of a grain of rice that is implanted under the pet’s skin. This is done with a needle, so the process is much like getting an injection. Scanners […]
Did You Know It’s National Immunization Awareness Month?
August is here, which means its National Immunization Awareness Month! Just like us, it’s important for our pets to stay on top of their vaccines and immunizations. Why Vaccinations are Important Giving your pets their regular vaccinations is the key to a long and healthy life. Regardless of whether you keep your dog inside or […]
International Assistance Dog Week August 7-13, 2016
August 7-13, 2016 International Assistance Dog Week International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) was created to recognize of all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations. Assistance dogs transform the lives of their human partners with debilitating physical and mental disabilities by serving as their companion, helper, aide, best friend and close […]
National Mutt Day is celebrated on both July 31st and December 2nd
National Mutt Day National Mutt Day was created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, and is celebrated on both July 31st and December 2nd. National Mutt Day is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs.  National Mutt Day was created to be celebrated on two dates per […]
July 15 is National Pet Fire Safety Day
National Pet Fire Safety Day Tips An estimated half million pets are affected annually by fires. July 15 is National Pet Fire Safety Day, here are some tips on keeping your best pal safe! Include your pets in your disaster plans: Determine which family member will be responsible for each pet. Know where your pets […]
Keeping Dogs Calm on the Fourth of July
Keeping Dogs Calm on the Fourth of July Some dogs have no problem with the sight and sound of fireworks if they’ve been desensitized — hunting dogs, for example, grow used to the sounds and smells of hunting rifles and gun powder. Most dogs, however, are not used to these things, so the Fourth of […]
Do fireworks scare your dog?
Do fireworks scare your dog? He’s not alone. While they’re fun for humans, the loud, unexpected sounds of fireworks cause stress and anxiety for a lot of dogs. Before July 4th rolls around, here are eleven things to know about why your dog gets anxious and what you can do to help. 1. It’s normal […]
Take Your Dog to Work Day is Friday, June 24, 2016
The 2016 event will take place on Friday, June 24. The information below answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the event. • TYDTW Day® was first celebrated in 1999. This year marks the 18th annual event. • It was created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) to celebrate the great companions dogs make […]
Protect your pets against summertime pests
During the hot summer months, both large and small animals can suffer unwanted attention from biting flies and mosquitoes. These flies are not only the typical “house flies” we see, but species such as black flies, deer flies, and horse flies. In many cases, the mosquitoes and flies prefer to “strike” the sensitive and fairly […]
Pet Appreciation Week – June 5-11th
Pet appreciation week is a time to celebrate how much our pets mean to us. Our pets do a lot more for us than provide unconditional love, they help us relieve stress and encourage us to exercise. According to the Centers for Disease Control, pets can decrease your blood pressure, lower your cholesterol and increase […]
June is Adopt a Cat Month
The American Humane Association estimates that four million cats and kittens end up in the shelters every year. Shelters become overwhelmed with new litters of kittens each spring and summer. To highlight this overcrowding issue, the American Humane Association has promoted Adopt a Cat Month® since 1975. Shelters across the country participate in the cause including […]
May is National Chip Your Pet Month
May is National Chip Your Pet Month May is National Chip Month, so the folks here at Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital are discussing microchips and their benefits. Losing a pet is an extremely difficult event for an owner and pet-lover to go through. Even worse, once a pet is lost, the chances of him/her making it […]
National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 15-21
Dog Bite Prevention Dog Bite Facts: Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention.  Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children. Children are, by far, the […]
May 16th is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
Disaster Preparedness for Your Pets The potential for disasters in California, which may affect you and your pets, is very real. Whether it is a wild land fire, earthquake, severe weather, hazardous material spill, or flood, you may be asked to leave your home. The notice you receive may be early that allows you time […]
May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month
Pet Cancer Myth-Busters from the Animal Cancer Foundation The word "cancer" stirs up many emotions:  fear, anxiety, depression, and loss of hope.  Pet parents especially feel this because their pets cannot speak to them about how they are feeling or what they are thinking.  Pet parents need the best possible information to make decisions with […]
NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY – April 30
To raise awareness of the thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) someone to adopt them from the shelters they are living in, National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day is celebrated across the country on April 30th. If you’re thinking about getting a dog or cat, be a hero and consider adopting from […]
National Pet Identification Week April 17-23, 2016
It's National Pet Identification Week — the perfect time to make sure you've taken every precaution to be reunited with your pet if he or she becomes lost. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently found that only 33 percent of pet parents admitted to always having ID tags on […]
National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week is April 10-16
This week of appreciation is designed to give recognition to the hard-working men and women of Animal Control who risk their lives and devote huge amounts of personal time and resources, while they serve the public like other public safety and law enforcement agencies empowered with the same duties. This is the week that these […]
April is Heartworm Awareness Month
What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to […]
April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Pets are an important part of many families, and April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month.  It is the perfect time to ensure you have the skills to take care of your furry family member. Pet First Aid Tips Do you know what to do during a pet emergency? Here are some common emergency tips: […]
National Poison Prevention Week is March 20-26, 2016.
National Poison Prevention Week is March 20-26, 2016. For more than 50 years and since its inception by Congress in 1961, the third week in March has been designated as National Poison Prevention Week. This year it falls on March 20-26. Poisoning is a pet emergency that causes a great deal of confusion for pet […]
National Flood Safety Awareness Week
National Flood Safety Awareness Week   March 13-19   Pet Disaster Plan: How to Protect Your Pet in a Flood All too often when planning for our families in the case of a flood, we forget to have a plan for our pets. Unfortunately, if we don’t plan ahead for our pets, they may get left […]
February 28th to March 5th is National Severe Weather Preparedness
February 28th to March 5th is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week and as many of you are aware, it’s never too early to start preparing for hurricane season. Most of us have a plan in place for ourselves in the event of a severe weather event such as a tornado or hurricane. For some that […]
NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY!
February 20th celebrates National Love Your Pet Day.  This “unofficial” National holiday is a day set aside to give extra attention to and pamper your pets that you love every day.   This is a good day to focus on the special relationship that you have with your pets. Did you know that most households […]
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 will be…
Pet Theft Awareness Day In honor of National Pet Theft Awareness Day on February 14th, it is time to start increasing your knowledge of pet theft prevention. Many of us tend to think, “Oh, it will never happen to me,” but thousands of dogs and cats are stolen each year in the United States, and […]
February is National Pet Dental Month
Dental disease is more than just a cosmetic issue — when your canine companion or feline friend has red gums, yellow teeth and stinky breath, it could be a sign of serious oral disease that could, if left untreated, lead to devastating effects on your pet’s quality of life. Neglecting your pet’s teeth and gums […]
The Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday January 29
The first school for Seeing Eye Dogs was opened on Jan. 29, 1929 in Nashville, Tenn.. Following a short-lived program in Germany after World War I, this guide school trained dogs to assist those in need, and since then has influenced programs all over the world, including the Texas A&M’s Aggie Guide Dogs and Service […]
Extended hours on Saturday and Sunday
Have you heard?  Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital has extended our hours on Saturdays and Sundays.  We are now open 8am to 5pm!  Call us at 831-443-8387 to schedule your appointment today.
Get Ready for National Train Your Dog Month January 2016!
National Train Your Dog Month! Since January is the time for New Year’s resolutions, it is the perfect time for dog owners and those who may be considering getting a dog, to learn about the importance of training for their pet. The APDT web site has a wealth of helpful information for pet owners at […]
Welcome Dr. Frankovich
Please join Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital in welcoming Dr. Samantha Frankovich to our practice.  Dr. Frankovich received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 2003 from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 from Iowa State University.  A native of California, Dr. Frankovich is very active in the […]
January Is Walk Your Dog Month
Tips for Safe, Healthy and Fun Outings with Your Dog Sure, you adore your pooch, but lately are you feeling less-than-thrilled when walk time comes around? That’s probably because you’re having trouble controlling your dog’s behavior—or you (and your dog) are tired of the same old routine. This month, focus on making those daily excursions […]
January 2nd is National Pet Travel Safety Day
Top 10 Tips for Safe Car Travel With Your Pet For some pet parents, a trip's no fun if the four-legged members of the family can't come. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your animal companions. With thoughtful preparation, you can ensure a safe and comfortable trip for everyone. Planning a […]
Top 6 New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Owners
While dogs aren’t capable of resolving anything, December 31 is a good time to take stock of ways to help your dog become healthier and happier. Below, Dr. Trisha Joyce of New York City Veterinary Specialists offers suggestions for pet-centric resolutions. Resolution No. 1: I will take my dog on regular walks. “It’s a well-being […]
Merry Christmas!
Have a safe and happy holiday from your friends at Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital!
Holiday Safety Tips
Holly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet's eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic […]
Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital Holiday Grooming Special
"Holiday Grooming Special" Now through the New Year receive 10% off your next grooming, including a free Spa Day upgrade (a $17.50 value)!  Included in this package, your fur baby will receive Deep Conditioning, Teeth Brushing, Perfume/Cologne, and a Holiday Bandana or Bow.  (Handmade specialty bows are available at an additional cost).  ***Refer a friend […]
Toxic Christmas Plants
Bright ornamental plants are a great way to dress up the house during the holidays and a dreary winter. Pet owners should be aware, however, that many of these common plants are poisonous to pets. Toxicity ranges from mild to severe, and the amount of plant consumed determines how sick a pet may become. In […]
December, January and February are dental health months at Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital. Dental packages and products are 15% off during these months.
December, January and February are dental health months at Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital. Dental packages and products are 15% off during these months.
AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats | AAHA
Good dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans. Yet, it is one of the most overlooked areas in pet health. Studies by the American Animal … Read More…
National Mutt Day
National Mutt Day was created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, and is celebrated on both July 31st and December 2nd. National Mutt Day is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. The biggest percentage of dogs euthanized in due to the constant over-breeding and public desire […]
Top Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving Leftovers
Be Prepared When Your Pet Comes Begging With the holidays approaching, your dog or cat will inevitably be begging to partake in the big turkey dinner. When polled, 56 percent of readers admitted to sharing Thanksgiving table scraps with their pets. While this can be a wonderful way to add lean protein and fresh veggies […]
Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather
In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Extra precautions during winter months will make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm. Help your pets remain happy and healthy during the colder months by following these simple guidelines: Keep pets indoors and warm Don't leave dogs or cats […]
Preparing Your Dog or Cat for Holiday Boarding
Holiday Vacations: Preparing your pet for boarding Holiday season is as busy for professional pet boarding facilities as it is for Christmas elves and Thanksgiving chefs. Start early if you plan to board your dog or cat while you leave town for the holidays. That means inspecting your options, checking references and making sure pet vaccinations […]
November is Pet Diabetes Month
Did you know that 1 in every 200 cats may be affected by diabetes mellitus (DM)? November is National Diabetes Month, and while this month was originally designed to increase awareness of this common endocrine disease in humans, we need to be aware of the growing prevalence of DM in dogs and cats also. Untreated, […]
6 Halloween dangers for pets
While parental fears about razorblade-ridden chocolate and poisoned candy apples have mostly subsided in recent years, pet owners should still be concerned on Halloween. That’s because there are plenty of ways for pets to find trouble—particularly if left alone with a bag full of goodies. Here are the biggest Halloween pet hazards to watch out […]
No Scaredy Cats This Halloween
Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents Attention, animal lovers, it's almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying "trick or treat!" all the way to November 1. 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for […]
National Veterinary Technician Week October 11-17, 2015
Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. National Veterinary Technician Week, first celebrated in 1993, takes place in the third week of October each year, and provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions. Although we value veterinary technicians every day […]
Are you and your pet prepared for an EARTHQUAKE?
Make a Pet Earthquake Kit You love your pets – and you take good care of them. Your furry, or slimy, or scaly, or feathered friends are counting on you to provide for them when an earthquake strikes.  Most of the items you need to make a pet earthquake kit are things you already have […]
World Rabies Day is September 28
World Rabies Day is September 28 Rabies remains a major concern worldwide, killing more than 55,000 people every year. In the United States, one to two people die annually, and there were more than 6,000 reported cases of animal rabies in the U.S. in 2012. World Rabies Day was officially launched in 2007, and aims […]
September 20-September 26 is Deaf Dog Awareness Week!
It is Deaf Dog Awareness Week! Here are some interesting facts you might not know about deaf dogs. 1. The most common breed of dogs to be deaf are Australian shepherds, Boston terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Dalmatians, German shepherds, Boxers, Jack Russell terriers, Malteses, toy and miniature poodles, and West Highland white terriers. 2. Deaf dogs […]
National Pet Memorial Day September 13, 2015
National Pet Memorial Day When : September 13, 2015 People love their pets. We quickly grow attached to our pets. National Pet Memorial Day is an opportunity to bring closure to the departure of our  beloved pets. It allows us to fondly remember our departed pet(s). There are all kinds of pets. Sure dogs and […]
National Disaster Preparedness Month
Disaster Preparedness for Your Pets The potential for disasters in California, which may affect you and your pets, is very real. Whether it is a wild land fire, earthquake, severe weather, hazardous material spill, or flood, you may be asked to leave your home. The notice you receive may be early that allows you time […]
National Dog Day
August 26, 2015 is National Dog Day No one can win hearts like man’s best friend and in honor of this bond between man and canine, Dog Day is celebrated. Take time to appreciate the love and value that dogs bring to our daily lives, and to do your bit for homeless and abused dogs […]
National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
August 22nd is National Take Your Cat to the Vet day. Even though cats outnumber dogs as the most popular pet, they aren’t getting seen by veterinarians as often as dogs. Today is a good reminder to make that long overdue appointment for your cat’s yearly wellness exam. You know what they say about an […]
Dr. Onuma you will be missed
To My wonderful clients and patients: I’m very sad and sorry to say that my last day at Harden Ranch will be August 14th. My family and I will be moving to Colorado due to my husband's job. It has been such an honor and pleasure to be able to serve all of you and […]
August 15 is National Check the Chip Day!
Is your pet’s microchip registration current? If not, it could be doing your pet more harm than good! A microchip is a tiny device about the size of a grain of rice that is implanted under the pet’s skin. This is done with a needle, so the process is much like getting an injection. Scanners […]
Did You Know It’s National Immunization Awareness Month?
August is here, which means its National Immunization Awareness Month! Just like us, its important for our pets to stay on top of their vaccines and immunizations. Why Vaccinations are Important Giving your pets their regular vaccinations is the key to a long and healthy life. Regardless of whether you keep your dogs inside or […]
HRVH parking lot sale
Good morning!  As many of you may know our gentle giant David passed away.  In an effort to help his loved ones in this very sad time, Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital will be hosting our second parking lot sale this Saturday August 1st from 8:00am to 1:00pm. All of the proceeds will be going to […]