The 5 Best Dog Breeds for Families in Southern California

Pet Care, Pet Tips
Jul 12, 2022

When looking for a new family pet, it’s important to consider the breed of dog because not all dogs are the same. Different breeds have different temperaments and needs, and this makes certain breeds a much better fit for family life in southern California than others.


What to Know About Asthma in Pets

Pet Asthma, Pet Care
May 09, 2022

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and at Compassion Animal Hospital, we like to spend the month helping to educate pet owners about asthma in pets, the signs and symptoms, and what you should do if you think your pet might be struggling with breathing issues.


Do Cats Need Heartworm Protection?

Cats, Pet Care
Apr 05, 2022

There’s a lot of talk about heartworm prevention for dogs, and this often leaves cat owners confused about whether or not our feline friends are at risk and in need of heartworm protection, too.


How to Tell When Your Pet Is in Pain

Cats and Dogs, Health, Pet Care, Senior Pet, Wellness
Apr 27, 2021

Our pets simply can’t tell us when they’re feeling unwell, and animals instinctively try to mask or hide signs of illness, injury, or pain for their own survival and safety.


How Can Acupuncture Help My Pet?

Cats and Dogs, Health, Pet Care, Wellness
Mar 26, 2021

Acupuncture is a holistic treatment, which means it aims to help a pet’s body heal and soothe itself. There are a variety of conditions and symptoms which it can help to improve and many situations when our veterinarian might recommend acupuncture for your cat or dog.


Kennels vs. Petsitters: What Is The Best Choice?

Cats, Cats and Dogs, Dogs, Kennels, Pet Care, Petsitters, Wellness
Jan 01, 2021

If you have to be away from home and you can’t take your pet with you, then you’re left with just two options for your pet’s care while you’re away: boarding your pet at a kennel or hiring a pet sitter to care for your pet in your home. Taking a close look at the pros and cons of pet boarding and pet sitting can help you decide.