Last updated 4 days ago
Bringing a new puppy home is an exciting and special event, but it is important for the new puppy and for your family that you properly prepare your home first. Watch this video to learn some great tips for getting your home ready for a new puppy.
Having a place to confine the puppy, such as a crate or playpen, is important. You should also puppy-proof your home by moving dangerous items and blocking off areas where you don’t want your puppy to go so she won’t get into trouble.
Once you have your puppy home, call Lincoln Avenue Veterinary Clinic at (408) 565-8601 to schedule a puppy checkup and vaccination appointment. The veterinary team at our pet clinic can help you ensure that your new puppy is ready to enjoy a healthy and happy life.
Last updated 14 days ago
At Lincoln Avenue Veterinary Clinic, we have a team of doctors who are ready to help you keep your pet happy and healthy. One of the great veterinarians on our team is Dr. Penelope Bowden. Although she was born in England, Dr. Bowden has spent much of her life in California. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from UC Davis before attending the University of Georgia, where she obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. After graduation, Dr. Bowen worked in Houston, Texas, for two years. She then returned to California, and later began working at Lincoln Avenue Veterinary Clinic. She’s been a critical part of our team since 1993, working to care for our clients’ pets as well as her own dogs and cats. Dr. Bowden enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
Would you like to find out more about the team at Lincoln Avenue Veterinary Clinic? We offer a comprehensive range of services, including routine pet exams, dental cleanings, and surgery. You can learn more or schedule an appointment by calling our pet hospital at (408) 565-8601.
Last updated 18 days ago
While it may seem that your dog is happy to eat just about anything, it is essential for you to provide him with the right food to support his health and overall wellbeing. Your veterinarian is a great source of information about canine dietary needs and different varieties of dog food. You can also learn a few tips for choosing the right dog food by reading below.
Consider Your Dog’s Needs
Your dog’s individual needs should play a big role in your dog food decision. First, consider your dog’s life stage. Dog foods come formulated for puppies, adults, and seniors, and it is important to choose the right option to meet your dog’s needs. Small dogs generally need puppy food until age one, while large dogs may need it until age two. Dogs are generally considered seniors once they are seven to nine years old. You can also look for foods that are formulated specifically for large or small dogs.
Check the Food Label
It is important to choose a high-quality food for your canine companion. Be sure to check the ingredient list—the first ingredient should be a high-quality form of protein, such as deboned chicken. Avoid food with meat meals, such as chicken meal, listed as the first form of protein. Wheat-free, corn-free, and even grain-free options are also available and can help support your dog’s digestive health. Whatever food you choose should be approved by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
Talk to Your Vet about Particular Concerns
If your dog has unique health concerns, consult your vet to learn about the best dog food for him. Your vet may recommend specific dog food brands or even prescribe a specially formulated food for your dog. Your vet may also recommend canned, wet, or dry food for your dog. Canned and wet food options may be ideal for older dogs and dogs with reduced appetites, while dry food may be recommended if your dog has dental troubles, as the crunchy kibble helps to keep the teeth and gums clean.
The veterinary team at Lincoln Avenue Veterinary Clinic in San Jose can help you provide your dog with the best care possible. At our pet hospital, we provide general pet wellness services and emergency vet care. For more information, contact us online or at (408) 565-8601.
Last updated 1 month ago
If you’re like many people, your pet is a very real member of your family. Should your business or personal plans take you out of the country, it may be possible to bring your furry friend with you. Air travel can be hard on a pet, so it is essential to check with your veterinarian to make sure that your animal is healthy enough to travel abroad. Keep reading to learn how to prepare for an international trip with your pet.
Visit the Veterinarian
Before you arrange international travel for your pet , you will need to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. Some pets with health issues or over a certain age should be left at home where they can be taken care of and not have to deal with the rigors of air travel. If your pet is healthy enough for the trip, you will probably have to update your pet’s vaccinations. Make sure that you get all of the proper documentation, as many countries require proof of vaccinations before your pet enters the country.
Microchip Your Pet
Losing a pet can be devastating, especially if you are in a foreign country where you may not speak the language. If your pet has not yet been microchipped, be sure to have this done before your trip. When you register the microchip, include your permanent contact information as well as your information for when you are traveling so that you are easy to reach in case your pet gets lost.
Talk to the Airlines
Different airlines have different regulations about bringing animals on flights, and it’s important to know ahead of time what your airline’s policies are. Check the website or call a representative to find out all of the details about your pet’s journey, such as the size requirements for kennels and the standard procedures in case of a delayed flight.
Traveling internationally is an exciting venture, and bringing your trusted companion along with you can make the trip even more enjoyable. Call Lincoln Avenue Veterinary Clinic in San Jose at (408) 565-8601 to schedule an appointment to ensure that your pet is ready for international travel. We provide caring, personalized service and will treat your pet as if he were our own.
Last updated 1 month ago
Your pet has unique health concerns during the colder winter months. Although the temperatures in San Jose rarely fall below freezing, cooler weather can still pose a risk to your furry friends. Even though your pet has a fur coat, he is just as vulnerable to the elements as you are. Whether your pet spends his time indoors or outdoors, knowing the health hazards winter brings will help you prevent emergency visits to the pet hospital. At Lincoln Avenue Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians want you and your pets to have a healthy winter season. Check out this infographic to learn more about keeping your pet safe, healthy, and happy this winter—and please share it with your friends and family. Don’t hesitate to contact our pet clinic’s veterinarians if you have questions about your pet’s winter needs.