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Five Cities Veterinary Hospital Veterinarians share petcare tips, tackle interesting topics in the world of animal medicine, latest promotions and events, and personal experiences that hopefully help you to understand your pets better.
We hope that everyone is in good spirits and practicing the self-distancing necessary to help control the spread of COVID-19. To ensure we provide ongoing service while also protecting our team and the community, FCVH will be operating with reduced staff and our office hours will be limited. To reach us during or after office hours, simply call or text us at (805) 481-5555. We will return your call/text as soon as we are able.
IMPORTANT: Please notify FCVH staff if you or a member of your family has been sick so that we may take extra precautions when handling your pet.
Monday - Friday 8 am -2 pm
We are closed on weekends.
We are only accepting drop-off or drive-up appointments. Please call (805) 481-5555 to schedule an appointment.
Prescription Refills & Food Orders
Purchase refills and food by phone during regular business hours. Call us at (805) 481-5555.
Delivery Options for Food & Prescriptions:
1. Regular mail
2. Pick-up - we will leave your prescription(s) outside the FCVH front door
3. Delivery to your car at FCVH during regular business hours - please call ahead
Thank you and stay safe!
The FCVH Staff
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Although this past year has seen very little rainfall there are still plenty of allergens in our area to cause allergies for our dogs and cats. Allergy is a state of hypersensitivity in which exposure to a harmless substance known as an allergen induces the body’s immune system to “overreact”. The incidence of allergies is increasing in both humans and their pets. People with allergies usually have “hay fever” (watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing) or asthma. While dogs and cats can rarely also have respiratory allergies, more commonly they experience the effects of allergic hypersensitivities as skin problems. Though there are a variety of presentations, this can often be seen as redness and itching, recurring skin or ear infections, and hair loss. This is sometimes called eczema or atopic dermatitis. Coping with an itchy pet can be an extremely frustrating experience for you, the pet owner, and can truly test the limits of the human-animal bond. Persistent scratching and chewing by the pet can also result in self-excoriation and open wounds. The following information is intended to provide the pet owner with a basic understanding of the most common underlying causes of itching and allergies in small animals.
Almost all pet owners would admit they have heard about things like pet overpopulation, crowding at animal shelters, the need for humane societies to help animals who don’t have homes and the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. The problem is, there are quite a few “myths” out there which can make deciding whether or not to have your pet altered very difficult. Here are a few common misconceptions as well as some great reasons to consider spaying or neutering your furry family members!
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