Article provided by: Tustin Legacy Animal Hospital
Pet Hospital in Irvine
Where can I find a female veterinarian near Los Angeles?
Like it or not, there are many pets that prefer one human gender over the other. If your pooch is more comfortable around females, you'll be glad to know that Tustin Legacy Pet Hospital near Irvine is owned and operated by two exceptional women. Dr. Kristen Negvesky and Dr. Celine Hayek are best friends, sure, but they also happen to be fine veterinarians who would love to get to know you and your pet. The hospital's vet tech, Katie Whittemore, is another friendly female on the staff. Tustin Legacy Animal Hospital is conveniently located at 15100 Kensington Park Drive in Tustin, California less than one hour from Los Angeles. For office hours and driving directions, you are invited to call (714)587-4888
What are the best 'superfoods' for dogs?
You feed your pets a high quality pet food, but sometimes your dog looks at you with 'those eyes' and sweetly begs for a bite of your food. Can you give your dog people food? Yes, you can, say animal experts at Canidae. Don't give them just anything, though. Focus on nutrient-packed superfoods and you may boost your pet's health along with their happiness. One of the best superfoods for dogs is fish oil. Popular for controlling inflammation in humans, fish oil may also be used to supplement your doggie's diet. Chock full of healthful Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil may be drizzled onto your dog's wet or dry food to provide joint-protecting nutrition. Alternately, you can offer your pooch an occasional snack of anchovies, sardines, mackerel, or salmon to their weekly diet. Cooked poultry can be a fine dog treat, but don't let your pet chew bird bones. And while we're talking about bones, you should know that bone broth is another food that offers amazing health benefits to animals as well as to people. Joint-protecting chondroitin, glucosamine, hyaluronic acids, and glycosaminoglycans are abundant in flavorful bone broth that can be used to moisten your pet's dry food. Many dog lovers swear by bone broth as a digestive aid for people and pets, as well.
Can my dog eat fruit?
This is a question we hear often at Tustin Legacy pet hospital near Irvine. The answer is not simple, however. Some fruits and veggies, including blueberries, watermelon, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes can be a delicious adjunct to your dog's daily diet. If your pooch likes potatoes, go ahead and give them a bite now and then. The same applies to nutrient-dense bananas, celery, and apples with the seeds removed. Dog food experts at Canidae remind readers not to feed dogs tomatoes, grapes, avocados, chocolate, or tomatoes. If you have any questions about acceptable dog and cat snacks, ask a friendly veterinarian at Tustin Legacy.
At Tustin Legacy pet hospital near Irvine, we love animals as much as you do. We're pet owners, too, and we'd love to your dog or cat's best vet friend. When you're ready to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (714)587-4888Pet Hospital Irvine