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Your Dogs & Puppies

Deserve Veterinary Care

Cat Friendly Practice in San Francisco, CA Balboa Pet Hospital

While dogs may seem happy and healthy, they count on you for their best chance at a long and healthy life. Pets are masters at hiding symptoms, and your awareness of changes in daily routine, behavior or appearance will be valuable clues for our veterinarian.  Many conditions, if treated early, minimize those health issues in the future. Diseases and conditions can be treated and outcomes greatly improved, if caught early.  We provide Surgery, Dentistry, Acupuncture and Boarding and much more for our canine patients.

Preventive Care & Basic Needs

At least annual examinations

Core vaccinations

Annual parasite testing & year round prevention

Microchip Identification

Periodic Blood & Urine Testing​​

View or a print this handout with general dog and puppy care guidelines: nutrition, environment, supplies & responsibilities. This will answer common questions. Give it to a friend BEFORE they adopt!

Care dependent on life stage and life style.

At your exam, the doctor will note the age of your dog to determine their life stage: Puppy, Adult, Senior or Geriatric.  Our Veterinarians recommendations are in alignment with the guidelines from both the  American Veterinary Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association. 

IS YOUR DOG INDOOR ONLY? Living indoors reduces the chance of trauma and certain infectious diseases. It may increase longevity, but the risks of illness and obesity due to being sedentary increase. They need play!

OR IS YOUR DOG BOTH INDOOR & OUTDOOR? -  While this lifestyle might be more natural, it also increases the risks of infectious disease and trauma. Provide supervised outdoor play to reduce these risks and ensure the dogs your dog comes into contact with are vaccinated.

Answers to these and many other questions will help your veterinarian determine your dog's individual needs. 

More to come!


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