5 Tips to Turn Your Pet’s Halloween into All Treats and No Tricks

Although trick or treating has been cancelled in the Chula Vista region, your family likely will still celebrate Halloween. If your furry pal joins the festivities, plenty of holiday hazards can turn Halloween from a delightful scare to a terrifying tragedy. As the spooky season kicks into high gear, ensure your pet experiences only treats—but [...]

Veterinary Technicians Lead the Charge in Patient Care

Here at Otay Pet Vets, we rely heavily on our registered veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants to provide world-class nursing care to our beloved patients. We treasure each and every dedicated veterinary team member, but the second week in October is always a special time of recognition and celebration. This year’s National Veterinary Technician Week [...]

Working On Wellness: Why Your Cat Needs Routine Veterinary Care

As a cat owner, you may be less than enthused about transporting your feline friend to their annual wellness exam, especially since they have no illness or disease signs. However, by choosing a Cat Friendly Practice, like Otay Pet Vets, you can guarantee your cat receives the best veterinary experience and care possible. As a [...]

5 Surprising Facts About AAHA Accreditation

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), one of the veterinary industry’s most well-known and well-respected organizations, comprises veterinary professionals dedicated to advancements in medicine and patient care. In fact, AAHA is the only organization that has the ability to accredit veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. This means that they work with and guide [...]

Could Your Pet’s Lump Be Cancer?

Your pet is a beloved family member, and finding a lump that has suddenly popped up can be frightening. Your mind no doubt instantly thinks of cancer, although that may not always be the case. Some lumps and bumps can appear for other reasons, including allergic reactions, cysts, and abscesses, none of which are malignant. [...]

Heartworm Prevention in Pets: Because They are Everywhere

It's a beautiful, sunny, Thursday morning. You sit down at the table in your breakfast nook with a cup of coffee. As the sunlight shines in through the spider plant hanging in the window, you open up the San Diego Union Tribune, and see the headline, “Heartworm infection a growing threat for San Diego pets.” [...]

5 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe on July Fourth

Ah, sweet summertime is here, and that means the Fourth of July is right around the corner. Brilliant fireworks, suntans, and cooking on the grill are the season’s highlights, and you naturally want to include your furry pal. But, the summer season is rife with danger for pets, who are more sensitive to loud noises [...]

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