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Keep Your Skinny Kitty from Growing into a Fat Cat

Animals can gain weight and become obese just like the rest of us. When cats are overweight, they are at serious risk of contracting obesity-related diseases like: type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure and kidney disease. Additionally, obese cats are much more difficult for veterinarians to treat. They are more likely to […] Read more

Bites and Lawsuits – How to Avoid Them

By Bridget Alves >>> When a dog feels threatened, odds are it’s going to bite someone (or at least attempt to). It’s in their bones, in their genes, it’s what they do. It’s why you can find signs for sale at the hardware store that state, in bold letters: “BEWARE OF DOG;” and it’s why […] Read more

Pet Food Ingredients You Want to Avoid

By Bridget Alves >>> Reading the labels on the food we buy is becoming increasingly more important as time goes on. Often, companies will sneak in unsavory ingredients and chemicals into the food we eat that can have detrimental effects on our health. Unfortunately, pet food is no different. If you’re in the habit of […] Read more

Which Bird is Best?

Birds can be wonderful pets, provided you know what you’re getting into beforehand. Birds can be messy (just ask any statue), and they can require a lot of care to keep them healthy. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your home and you lifestyle, one of the most important choices you’re going to need to make […] Read more

Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby

By Caroline Squires >>> Bringing home a new baby to a household with an existing dog (or dogs) should be done with great care to help your pet cope with this big change. It’s not unlike how parents help children understand that a new brother or sister will be joining the family. Your dog was […] Read more

Willie, Tux and One-Eyed Jack

By Dr. Kari Walsh >>> Huddled in the corner of a dark box with my mother and four siblings, I tried to keep my grip on the cardboard as we were shuffled from side to side. It was too smooth of a surface for my little claws to grip, but my cries were ignored by […] Read more

Golden State Veterinary Care

Golden State Veterinary Care opened its doors to the community of Castaic on October 6, 2015. We are conveniently located in the Hasley Canyon Village Shopping Center situated across from Ralphs between H&R block and the nail salon. We offer veterinary services to dogs and cats including vaccinations, well care, illness or injury, general surgery […] Read more