10 Tips To Coax Your Cat To Use The Litter Box

Your cat looks so adorable curled up on the couch, but after finding puddles on the floor, you are not feeling affectionate. Attempting to discipline a cat is futile and will only make the situation worse. What can you do to remedy the situation? The team at Town Center Animal Hospital has a list of [...]

Feline Behavior: Unraveling the Mystery

Cats are wonderful companions, perfect for purring in your lap or making you laugh with their antics. But, do you sometimes look at your cat and wonder what they’re doing and what is going through their mind? Whether your cat is attempting to squeeze into a tiny cardboard box, sneering at the open window, or [...]

The Veterinarian Behind the Stethoscope: Meet Dr. Vineyard

Here at Cote Animal Hospital, we’re proud of each and every one of our team members, because, without them, we couldn’t provide such high quality medicine to our patients. Our practice owner and medical director, Dr. Sarah Vineyard, has worked diligently to build such an incredible team, and we want to share her story. We’re [...]

5 Activities That Will Prevent Your Dog Being Bored

Is your yard filled with holes? Do you fear for your new couch each time you leave your house? It’s true that dogs enjoy routine, but if they have too much time on their paws, they may resort to barking, chewing, or any number of common destructive behaviors. Our dogs bring simple pleasures to mind—long [...]

The Heart of the Matter: How to Identify Heart Disease in Your Pet

Your pet’s heart disease diagnosis can be, well, heartbreaking, but many pets with heart conditions can live long, happy lives through surgical repair or medical treatment. Heart disease can be present from birth as a congenital or inherited condition, or develop later in life. Without a proper diagnosis and treatment, your pet’s heart disease will [...]

How to Recognize and Manage Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets

Although your furry pal doesn’t forget where they left their keys, or to attend important appointments, they can walk into a room and forget why they’re there. Cognitive decline doesn’t affect only people—the condition is seen in cats and dogs, too. Your doggy’s dementia or feline’s forgetfulness, which is called cognitive dysfunction, is more common [...]

12 Holiday Pet Hazards

Sparkling lights and streets adorned with surfing Santas remind us that the holidays are here. Although celebrations may be smaller this year, the festive traditions of holiday music, decorating homes, and preparing plenty of sweets and treats remain the same. Holiday celebrations are extra special when we include our four-legged family members, but ensure your [...]

The Heartbreak of Heartworm Disease

Heartworms are parasites that live in the heart and lungs of dogs and cats. Dogs are a natural host for the worms—cats are not, although some cats will become infected. Untreated, the worms’ presence leads to heart failure and lung disease. Read on to learn how heartworm infection occurs, how heartworm disease is prevented, how [...]

Get To Know the Cote Animal Hospital Support Team

Every great team is made up of dedicated individuals who pour their heart and soul into their work, and our team is no exception. Our practice manager, client service representatives (CSRs), veterinary technician, and veterinary assistants work tirelessly every day to ensure your pet receives the best care possible. They greet you at our front [...]

COVID-19 and Pets: Answers to Your Questions About SARS-CoV-2

As 2020 comes to an end, we wish COVID-19 would also run its course. But, the novel coronavirus pandemic is still holding sway around the world, and our Cote Animal Hospital team is doing our best to minimize potential disease transmission and help our San Diego community return to normal. With so much confusion about [...]

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