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4 Main Reasons Why Your Dog Needs Annual Exams

In the same way we want good health for our human family members, we cannot afford to forget about our dogs. A yearly routine is never complete without a visit to the vet for your four-legged furry friend. Here are some of the reasons why you should schedule an annual exam for your dog at PriVET Pet Care. Get the best veterinarian Los Angeles has to offer.

Overall Wellness for Our Dogs

Unlike your children, dogs cannot let you know when they are not feeling well. It is up to you as the pet owner to identify a sick pet and take action immediately. Annual exams will help to maintain the general wellness of your dogs, therefore, allowing you to rest easy. Also, dog care visits will help prevent and also detect any presence of serious issues beforehand.

Learn More About Your Dog

During the annual dog exam, the veterinarian at PriVET Pet Care will conduct different physical tests on your dog just to make sure that he or she is in tip-top shape. This dog care visit is the perfect opportunity to ask questions about anything weird you have been noticing about your dog. For instance, any mischievous or concerning behavior such as chewing on objects or struggling to move. Be sure to let the vet know about the feeding habits of your dog as well.

Get Your Dog Familiar With the Vet

Annual visits to the veterinarian or a vet consultation are good ways of getting your dog familiar with the vet’s office and the veterinarian as well. For your furry friend, it is particularly important for them to get comfortable with the vet because in the event of a serious illness, it will be easier for a vet to handle your dog.

Have an Easier Time at the Groomers or Dog Boarding

Taking your dog to an annual exam at PriVET Pet Care gives it the best chance at better health all year round. Whenever you need to take your dog to the groomers or doggy daycare, you will need to produce your dog care health record before being admitted to the facility. The health record from your dog’s annual check will serve as a testament to your pet’s health record and vaccination status.

It is important to keep our dogs happy and healthy. A regular visit to a PriVET Pet Care veterinarian in Los Angeles will ensure your dog leads a happy and healthy life. Contact us for a veterinarian in Orange County today.

A Guide to Cat Care of All Ages


Do you have a furry feline in your family? If so, you might know just how great these companions can be, as they require minimal training and time consumption. If you are yet to have a furry friend but are looking into acquiring one, we at PriVet have a simple guide for you to understand the most important aspects of cat care. Contact us today if you require a cat vet within the LA and Orange counties!

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Cats require a properly balanced diet to support their overall lifestyle. We recommend using high-quality, brand-name cat food, avoiding fillers or unnecessary processed ingredients. Along with that, cats should be drinking fresh, clean water at all times, making sure to wash the bowl every day. Our vets can assess your cat to determine the best diet for them, considering age, activity level, and health. 

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Health and Wellness

Health and wellness are essential for any animal. Your cat should give us a visit at least once a year, or immediately if they are sick. Yearly checkups let us know how well their health is doing, giving us the chance to adjust their lifestyle if need be. They should also receive their vaccinations, but this can depend on age and overall health. 

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All indoor cats require a litterbox to relieve themselves. This should be placed in a quiet and accessible area within the home, and you should avoid moving it often. Cats are pretty stubborn and they will not use a dirty litterbox, so make sure to clean it at least once a day! You should also replace the litter itself at least once a week and wash the box as well.  

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If you have ever seen a cat living its life, you have likely noticed that they love to scratch. No, they are not doing this just to be mean as they scratch up your furniture! They scratch to expose a smoother, sharper claw underneath an old outer shell. Provide your cat with a stable scratching post so they can effectively treat their nails. You can even cut their nails about every three weeks, making them relatively blunt and less likely to harm someone or furniture. 

If you have or recently acquired a cat, let us at PriVet be your one-stop-shop in LA and Orange Counties for their vet needs! Learn more about your cat today on our website!

Why You Should Take Your Pet To Vet Check-Ups

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We know all too well that pets are basically children, and we love them just as much! However, unlike a human, pets cannot verbally communicate when they are feeling unwell. When you have a strong relationship with your pet, it is easier to know when they are acting differently. Yet, there are many times when behaviors go unnoticed, indicating that a pet needs to seek treatment in order to live their best life. That is why routine check-ups are so important in ensuring their health. Read more to learn about PriVET and how we can help keep your pet in the Los Angeles and Orange County area happy and healthy!

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Benefits of Regular Check-Ups

Taking your pet to regular check-ups is important to do, not just when you suspect that something is wrong. Too often, things can go unnoticed and if left untreated, can result in the worst-case scenario. Routine check-ups ensure not only the health of your pet, but their happiness, too! Their happiness results in better behavior, which can help strengthen your relationship with them, making them into the pet that you have always dreamed of having.


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How Often Should You Go

You should be taking your pet to check-ups at least once a year. Of course, every pet is going to have different needs resulting in different amounts of necessary check-ups. If you have a healthy pet, attending a check-up at least once a year ensures that they are remaining happy and healthy, giving them the best quality and longevity of life.

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Other Options

Taking pets to check-ups can result in an anxiety-filled experience for both you and your pet. Many pets change their behavior once they realize where they are, making the check-up more complicated and potentially not as helpful. PriVET offers mobilized vet services, allowing you and your pet to remain in the comfort of your home! This option is great for pets who get anxious when they go to the vet and for pets that don’t do well in public settings. Our experts want to make the experience as easy as possible to fit the needs of you and your pet!

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Why You Should Choose PriVET

At PriVET, we offer mobile routine and emergency daytime care services. Our services are customized to your needs, making check-ups as convenient as possible. Our staff of experts are reliable and trusted so that you can rest easy knowing that your beloved pet is in the best hands!

Contact us now to learn more about the services we offer and to schedule your pet’s routine check-up today!

How To Extend Your Pet’s Lifespan

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Our pets are one of the most important parts of our lives. We love them, care for them and want to ensure that they have the best life possible. One way to do this is by finding ways to extend their lifespan. There are many ways you can do this, some easier than others. PriVET has noted a few tips on how you can help your pet live a longer, happier life.

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Well Balanced Diet

Feeding your pet a healthy diet that is appropriate for their species and age can ensure they’re in good health. Obesity is a leading cause of death in pets, so make sure your pet is eating well. It’s also important to make sure you consult with your veterinarian before switching diets, as they can provide advice and help adjust feeding amounts. Schedule an appointment with PriVET to talk to our veterinarians if you’re considering changing your pet’s diet.


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Make sure to exercise your pets regularly, so they can maintain a healthy weight. Taking your dog to the park is a great way to let them run around and play with other dogs. You can also take your pets for long walks or play with them and their toys. This can help keep their weight in check, which can reduce the risk for several different kinds of cancer and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes and joint pain.


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Mental Stimulation/Enrichment

Provide plenty of toys and enrichment activities to keep your pets mentally stimulated. These activities can help prevent the boredom they can often feel, which can lead to destructive behaviors such as chewing, digging and scratching. Mental stimulation activities such as puzzles and food and treat dispensing toys can prevent mental decline as your pets age.


Regular Veterinarian Care

Make sure your pet receives regular checkups and preventive care from a veterinarian. This can help catch any health problems early on and give you the best chance at prolonging your pet’s life. There can be many underlying issues that go undetected without regular examinations. Schedule an appointment at PriVET today to begin your pet’s routine checkups.

Following these few petcare tips can help your pet live a longer, healthier life. Discuss with your veterinarian the best preventive care plan for your individual pet. Schedule an appointment with PriVET today to learn more about your pet to give them the best chance at a long and healthy life!

What Makes PriVET Los Angeles’ Top Mobile Veterinarian?

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What Makes PriVET Los Angeles’ Top Mobile Veterinarian?

PriVET Los Angeles is the mobile vet of choice for many pet owners in Southern California. Dr. Steve Weinberg and his team provide mobile veterinarian services to both cats and dogs, with a special focus on providing care in the home environment where pets feel most comfortable. The mobile vets at PriVEt are experienced professionals who have been working with animals for decades and understand that every animal deserves the utmost care no matter what their age or health condition may be. So what exactly is it that makes PriVET Los Angeles’ Top Mobile Veterinarian?

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Mobile Vet Care Advantage

Our house-call service provides pets with a less stressful method of receiving necessary medical attention, as one of our licensed veterinarians will come to your home or workplace and treat your pet in the comfort of their own environment that feels safe and familiar to them. Every stage of your pet’s life, from basic services to emergency house visits, our animal experts are dedicated to providing first-rate care. If your four-legged companion is hesitant to go on a car trip or visit a veterinarian’s office, a home visit with our certified pet experts might be the best option. 

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We’re Certified Veterinarians

Our mobile vet team includes both Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians who are highly trained, certified, licensed, and insured which means you can rest assured knowing your pet is receiving the best care possible. Having a certified veterinarian in charge of your pet’s appointment and care means that any medical procedures will be performed by a trained professional who understands the risks and benefits of each treatment option. 

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Providing Specialty In-Home Service

Whether it’s an emergency or not, your mobile vet will be able to come directly to you and provide the care that your cat or dog needs. This is especially helpful for clients who have limited mobility, are unable to take time off work, have transportation issues, elderly pets struggling with age related ailments, or animals who suffer from anxiety during standard in-office veterinarian appointments. Our network of specialists allows us to accommodate all of your veterinary needs, from pet transport services to emergency house calls.

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Vet Care You Can Trust With Your Pets

We realize how important your pet is to your family, which is why we want to be a long-term partner in their health care. We know that each animal is unique, which is why we tailor all of our medical treatments to fit the specific demands of your pet. PriVET Los Angeles, you can trust that your pet is getting the best possible care from highly trained and certified team members each time they visit.

Mobile veterinarian services are a great alternative to standard veterinary clinics for those who want their pets’ needs taken care of in the comfort of their own home. PriVET Los Angeles’ attention to detail and passion for your dog or cat is what makes us the number one choice for mobile pet care in the area.


There’s nothing more exciting than finally making the decision to add a new member to your family, especially if that new member has four paws. Pets are a great way to bring more joy into your life and give yourself a little extra responsibility, but they can also be a lot of responsibility, especially if you’re not prepared. Puppies, especially, need a lot of toys, exercise, and training before they can be the completely loveable companion they were meant to be. That’s why, in today’s post, we will discuss a few things you will need to do to prepare for bringing your puppy home!

Once you have your new pet, it’s important that you don’t neglect their health, and that’s where 911 VETs PriVET® can help! We know that getting your dog to and from a vet clinic in Las Angeles can be tough at times, which is why we’ve made it easy with our mobile vet clinic. Instead of packing your dog in the car and having to deal with vet office anxiety, we come to your home and perform all the tasks you need. Learn more about our mobile vet, and give us a call to schedule an appointment today!

Do Your Research
Before you even begin looking at dogs online, it’s important to do some research about the kind of dog you want to adopt. Different breeds will have different needs, and it’s best to adopt a dog that will complement your lifestyle. For example, if you are someone who is generally a homebody, you may not want to adopt a dog who generally has a lot of energy and needs long walks or hours at the park playing fetch to be happy. Additionally, you may also want to look into whether or not you want to adopt a puppy. As mentioned above, puppies take a lot of work and training before they are a perfectly well-behaved companion. If you’re not up to the challenge, or you are someone who isn’t home often enough to meet the needs of a puppy, it may be a better idea to adopt a dog that is older and possibly already has some training.

Puppy-Proof Your Home
Once you’ve decided on the breed of the dog you want to adopt, the next step before bringing your new furball home is to puppy-proof the house. Think of it like this, before you bring home a newborn baby, it’s a good idea to baby-proof the house to make sure there aren’t any choking hazards or things that could potentially harm the baby. The same goes for dogs. Keep in mind that dogs are naturally curious, so it’s a good idea to go around your home and make sure there aren’t any loose cords or harmful foods that are within reach of your very curious pup.

Get All the Necessities
There are many things you need to do before your puppy can come home, but one of the most exciting things you get to do is shop for all the things your puppy will need. We recommend making a list of all the toys, treats, and accessories you will need to make your pup happy, and don’t be afraid to look online to see what good sources recommend. At the very least, you will need toys to keep your puppy entertained, a leash, food and water bowls, collar and ID tags, and a comfy bed for them to sleep in. That being said, you can never be too prepared for your pup, so don’t be afraid to go a little overboard when shopping for your new dog.

Prepare for Travel
When you finally get to bring your puppy home, it’s important to make sure that you’re prepared for the trip. Depending on where you plan to go to adopt your pup, it could be a long car ride, and you need to make sure that you have all the essentials. We recommend preparing a:

  • Crate or carrier
  • Blanket or bed
  • Collar and leash
  • Water dish
  • Wipes for possible clean-up

You never know how your pup is going to react in the car, especially if they’ve never been in one before. It’s a good idea to mentally prepare yourself for howling, barking, and other possible distractions when you bring your new dog home.

Schedule a Vet Appointment
Within the first week of bringing your pooch home, it’s a good idea to schedule a vet appointment to get your pup checked out and make sure they have all the necessary shots. Your pet’s health is of the utmost importance, and you never know what they may have caught or been exposed to.

Contact 911 VETs PriVET® Today!
Worried your new pup might get anxious at the vet? No problem! At 911 VETs PriVET® in Los Angeles, we come to you! Our mobile vet is designed to make the experience easier on both the owner and the pet, and we are proud to offer all the services you might find at a traditional clinic. Explore our website to learn more, and be sure to give us a call to schedule your puppy’s first vet appointment today!


Dogs are extremely loyal and loveable creatures, so it’s no wonder we call them man’s best friend. When you adopt a dog, they instantly become part of the family, and for that reason, you want to ensure that they have everything they need to live a happy and healthy life.

Part of taking care of your dog’s health is scheduling regular checkups, even if they aren’t sick. Luckily, at 911 Vets PriVET®, we make it easy to get your pet the healthcare they need. We offer mobile vet services to residents of Los Angeles where we will come right to your home and perform a checkup just like you would receive at a vet office. Not only is this more convenient for you, but it can also reduce some of the stress and fear that your pet may experience when they go to a strange office. Explore our website to learn more about our mobile vet services and continue reading below for a few more tips on how to keep your dog happy and healthy!


When you go to your doctor once a year, they probably tell you how important it is to get enough exercise. Well, the same thing goes for your dog! Just like humans, dogs need to get exercise each day, especially if they are a high-energy breed. That being said, exercise for your pooch can come in many forms. You may decide to take a walk around the block a couple times a day, or you may choose to take your favorite pup to the dog park where they can run around with other dogs. Sometimes playing a rigorous game of fetch in the backyard can be enough to get your dog’s energy out.


The benefits of grooming your dog are two-fold — not only does it help remove excess fur, but it can also help reduce shedding! Grooming is another important task that can help your dog live a happier life while also giving them a healthy and shiny coat. Most dogs can benefit from regular nail trimmings and brushing to help with shedding, but depending on the type of dog you have, you may want to avoid having their fur trimmed, even in the summer. Breeds such as huskies, malamutes, border collies, and german shepherds, to name a few, have a double layer coat that protects them from all types of weather, so it’s not necessary to cut their coat during the warmer months. Other breeds, however, may require a haircut during the warm months to help maintain a cooler temperature. Make sure you research your dog’s breed before you take them to the groomer!


It’s important to create a strong bond with your dog, and a great way to do that is by giving your dog affection. Not only can giving your pup some love have a positive impact on both you and your dog, but it can also promote positive interactions between your pooch and other humans, as well as help them associate other humans with pets and other positive actions.

Because dogs are such loveable animals, there are many ways you can show them affection. As we mentioned above, it’s important to groom your dog, and taking the time to brush them can actually be a really beneficial form of affection. You can also show your pooch some love just by cuddling on the couch while you watch TV at night or by absentmindedly stroking their head as you have a conversation. You may even find that showing affection to your dog can help you feel calmer and comforted as well.


Dogs need to learn how to socialize in relatively the same way that humans do, which is why it’s important to socialize your dog with both people and other animals to help them learn how to play and to learn that others aren’t a threat. While it’s good to start socializing your dog as a puppy, it’s never too late to start socializing them if you end up adopting a dog who is a little older. Consider inviting a few close friends or family members to come meet your dog to help them get used to other humans. Depending on the temperament of your dog, you may want to only invite people over one at a time. You can also take your dog to a dog park or enroll them in doggy daycare to help get them used to being around other dogs.


One of the most important ways to ensure that your dog lives a healthy life is to schedule regular checkups. Taking your dog to the vet every year, or even sometimes twice a year, can help prevent any harmful diseases, as well as help you maintain their good health. The last thing you want is for your pup to get really sick from an illness that could have easily been prevented.

Luckily, if you live in Los Angeles or the surrounding areas, 911 Vets PriVET® is here to help! We offer mobile vet services so you can have the convenience of a vet visit right in your home. Explore our website to learn more about all the mobile vet services we offer, and give us a call to schedule an appointment today.


When you have two cats in your home, there’s bound to be a tussle from time to time, especially if your cats are young. However, if these playful fights start to turn violent, it could be a sign that your cats are stressed. That being said, it can be difficult to distinguish between cats who are fighting and cats who are playing, as they often look similar. In today’s post, we will discuss some of the signs you should look for to help you determine if your cats are fighting for real or play fighting.

At 911 VETS PriVET®, we know that your pets are precious to you, and the last thing you want is for them to be sick or hurting and have no way to get the care they need. That’s why we offer our unique mobile vet, providing you with the care your pets need in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re in need of a routine checkup or emergency services, our mobile vet offers a variety of services to residents throughout Los Angeles. If you would like to learn more about our services, explore our website, and give us a call to request an appointment! In the meantime, continue reading below to learn some of the signs that will help you determine if your cats are playing or fighting.


One of the biggest things that can help you determine if your cats are playing or fighting is their body language, particularly their stance and their ears. When cats are playing, they will often let their bellies show. This is because the belly is the most vulnerable part of the cat, so if it’s showing, it means they don’t feel threatened by their “opponent.” Additionally, their ears will usually be up and facing forward to signal they are happy and enjoying themselves. When cats are fighting, on the other hand, their ears may be turned away or flat against their heads, showing they’re angry. Another sign that your cats are fighting instead of playing is that their body language might be standoffish. Instead of rolling around and showing their bellies, your cats may lean slightly away from each other or even puff up their fur in an effort to look bigger.


Cats typically communicate with each other nonverbally unless they want to desperately communicate something specific with the other cat. With that in mind, if your cats are fighting, there’s a good chance they won’t be making very much sound. It’s normal to hear a small sound every once in a while, but for the most part, your cats should be pretty quiet. However, if your cats are fighting for real, there may be much more noise. Your cats may growl, hiss, or even “scream” at each other to signal that they are not having a good time.


When your kitties are playing, a small nibble here and there is normal, especially if one feline is trying to get the other riled up. However, if your cats are fighting instead of playing, you may see more biting or even one cat harming the other. This biting can also be accompanied by the hisses and growls that we mentioned above.


Every once in awhile, you may notice your cats zoom out of the room with one cat in the lead and another chasing behind. Running back and forth in your home can be an entertaining sign of playing, especially if they start running circles around the room. That being said, your two felines should take turns with who is chasing and who is being chased. If your cats are fighting instead of playing, you may notice that it seems like one cat is always the chaser and that kitty may even seem a little more aggressive. While this doesn’t always mean your cats are fighting — one cat may just be faster than the other — if you notice this along with some of the other signs we’ve mentioned, it could be an indicator of a problem.


Your feline friends are an important part of the family, and you want to ensure that they are healthy and safe at all times. At 911 VETS PriVET, our expert team of vets cares for your pets as if they are our own, and we strive to provide them with the highest quality of care. Learn more about the services our mobile vet has to offer, and if you live in the Los Angeles area, contact us to schedule an appointment with our mobile vet today!

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