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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.


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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When you adopt a pet, it becomes a member of the family, and you want your new furry friend to be as happy and healthy as possible. That being said, different animals have different needs. If you recently adopted a cat or kitten, you may be curious about what you can do to ensure that your feline has the best possible life. Luckily, in today’s post, we will provide you with a few tips you should consider to ensure that your cat is living its happiest and healthiest life.

Part of living a healthy life involves scheduling regular visits to the vet. However, if your kitty doesn’t like the vet, or if you would like to make these regular visits more convenient, 911 VETS® PriVet can help! We offer mobile vet services in Los Angeles, including wellness checkupsemergency services, and more. Explore our website to learn more about our services, and give us a call to request our mobile vet services at your home today!


It won’t take you long to realize that your new kitty has claws. However, some cats are better about not using their claws than others. Either way, it’s a good idea to make sure you have a few different places for your cat to use their claws safely. Cats love to stretch and file their claws, but if you don’t provide them with a safe place to do so, you may find that your couch or even your leg becomes their new favorite scratching post. Consider buying a few different scratching posts to place around your home. You may even want to consider buying scratching posts made of different materials such as carpet, cardboard, or rope — you never know what your cat may like!


The last thing you want is for your feline to run away and never return home. Even if your cat is strictly an indoor cat, felines are master escape artists, and you may not even notice your kitty sneak out the door until it’s too late. For this reason, it’s recommended that you have your cat wear a collar with its name and your phone number on it. In addition to the collar, you should also make sure your cat is microchipped. Most kittens are already microchipped when they’re adopted, but if yours isn’t, make sure to ask your vet about your options. Investing in a microchip can increase the possibility of your feline being found and making it back home should they run away.


Cats are predators, and they enjoy stalking and pouncing on their prey, whether it be another animal in your home, a toy, or even you. If you want to avoid being your feline’s favorite prey, it’s a good idea to provide your kitty with plenty of prey toys they can play with. With that in mind, cats can be very picky, and if you have more than one, there’s no guarantee that all of your cats will like the same kind of toy. We recommend buying a few different kinds of prey toys such as mice, wand toys, or even a laser pointer. These will provide your kitty with entertainment, as well as keep their hunting skills sharp!


Much like humans, cats are very social animals, and having only one cat in your home could cause your kitty to be lonely and/or constantly beg you for affection and playtime. If you’re worried about your cat being lonely, consider adopting another cat into your family or even another pet. That being said, if you plan to adopt another animal, make sure you take the necessary precautions, introduce the animals safely, and provide them with plenty of toys, places to hide, food, and litter boxes.


While providing your cat with a litter box, food, water, and toys may seem like all they need, if you truly want your feline to be happy and healthy, you may want to consider enriching their environment even further. Luckily, there are many ways you can enrich a cat’s environment. For example, you can buy your furry friend some places to hide and interactive toys. If you’re worried about not having enough space in your home, consider building up instead of out. Cats are natural climbers, so buying a cat tree or building shelves that they can climb on will provide them with endless hours of entertainment.


Keeping your cat happy is one thing, but it’s also important to make sure they are healthy. Luckily, 911 VETS PriVet in Los Angeles can help! Our mobile vet can provide you with all the veterinary services you need, whether you want to schedule a regular appointment or are in need of more extensive services. Learn about all the services we offer by exploring our website, and give us a call to request a mobile vet visit to your home.

We look forward to helping you and your feline!

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June is finally here, and that means it’s National Adopt a Shelter Cat month! Cats are a great addition to your home, and if you’ve thought about getting a cat in the past, then now is the perfect time. Check out your local shelter to find your new favorite feline, and if you’re not yet convinced, keep reading below where we give you a few reasons why you should adopt a shelter cat right away!

When you decide to adopt a shelter cat, one of the first things you will want to do is schedule a checkup with a vet. Luckily, if you’re in the Los Angeles area, 911 Vets can help! We are a mobile vet clinic that offers not only emergency services, but we will also come to your home to provide you with routines checkups and preventative care. Whether you need a feline leukemia vaccine, spay and neuter services, or otherwise, our mobile vet will bring the clinic to you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your new cat today!


One of the best things about adopting from a shelter is that you can choose from a wide variety of furry felines. You can find old cats looking to spend the rest of their years in a loving home, or young cats looking for someone to entertain them with fun toys. Looking for a long-haired cat that you can spend hours grooming, or do you want a low-maintenance short-haired cat? No matter what type of cat may be on your radar, there’s a good chance you will be able to find your new favorite kitty at a shelter.


Cats have very distinct personalities. Some cats are very independent, while others love to snuggle and follow you around wherever you may go. Many shelters have programs set up that will help to match you with a specific cat that will match what you’re looking for in your new feline friend. In some cases, you may be required to fill out a survey that will tell you which cat personality will fit what you’re looking for. In other cases, a shelter worker may ask you what you want in a cat and they will be able to point you in the direction of several kitties that will fit the bill.


More often than not, if you decide to adopt from a breeder or even a pet store, you will have to pay a large adoption fee. On the other hand, when you adopt a kitty from a shelter, you will still have to pay an adoption fee, but it is often lower in cost and includes a microchip, spaying/neutering of your new cat, and any necessary vaccinations or medical care before the adoption. All of the included procedures make the adoption fee worth the price, and you’re still saving money! That being said, if you choose to spoil your new furball, you may still end up spending a lot of money.


As we mentioned above, when you adopt a shelter cat, the fee you pay usually covers any necessary medical procedures, vaccinations, and care for your kitty prior to the adoption. Because the shelter already took care of your cat’s medical care, it means that once you adopt your new feline, he or she is usually ready to go! Typically you will have to schedule a post-adoption veterinary visit, but many shelters offer either a discount or a free visit. Not to mention, if your new pet is already up-to-date on his or her shots, there’s a good chance you won’t need to pay any medical bills right away. In addition to taking care of medical necessities, the majority of shelter cats are already litter box trained when you take them home. It’s a win-win situation!

These are just a few reasons that you should adopt a shelter cat. If you’ve already adopted a furry feline, then you may be in search of a new vet. Luckily, 911 Vets proudly provides the residents of Los Angeles with professional veterinary services right in your home! Our mobile vet clinic offers everything from emergency services to routine checkups. When it comes time to schedule an appointment for your new cat, look no further than 911 Vets. Contact us at 310-341-0216 today!

How To Avoid Heat Stroke In Pets

August may be the beginning of the end of the summer season, but you can bet that the high temperatures aren’t planning on taking a vacation anytime soon. While some may use the heat as an excuse to stay inside, others choose to venture outside and bring their furry companions with them. There is nothing wrong with going on adventures with your pets, but if you’re planning on going out into the heat, it’s important that you take your pet’s well-being into consideration. That’s why, in today’s post, we will give you a few tips on how to avoid heat stroke in your pet this summer so you two can stay safe while you have fun in the sun.

As a responsible pet owner, you know the importance of taking your dog or cat to the vet for regular checkups, but what if we told you that your visits to the vet could be conducted in your home? At 911 Vets in Los Angeles, we offer mobile veterinary services where we bring all of the services of traditional vet clinic right to your door. Gone are hassles of trying to bring your nervous animal to the vet. Instead, 911 Vets will come right to your home whenever you need. Check out our website to see a complete list of everything that we offer, and contact 911 Vets at 310-341-0216 to request an appointment today!

How Is Heat Stroke Defined in Pets?

You may have heard of heat stroke in humans, but did you know this life-threatening condition affects pets as well? If your dog or cat is suffering from heat stroke, it means that their body temperature has elevated to a dangerous degree. It’s important to monitor your pets if they are exposed to high temperatures for long periods of time. A few symptoms you should look for include:

  • Weakness
  • Body temperature above 103° Fahrenheit
  • Excessive panting or drooling
  • Loss of coordination
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • Bluish grey or bright red gums
  • Collapse and loss of consciousness

If your pet starts to exhibit any of these signs, it’s vitally important that you call a vet right away and begin the process of trying to cool your pet. You want to gradually bring their temperature down with cool towels in a shady spot. You never want to use cold towels when lowering their temperature because the cold could be a shock to their system. While the cooling procedures may help save your pet, it’s necessary that they are seen and treated by a vet as soon as possible.

Tips for Keeping Your Pet Cool

While it’s important that you keep the dangers of heat stroke in mind, you shouldn’t be terrified of your pet getting heat stroke everytime you go outside. There are plenty of ways that you can enjoy the outdoors with your pet while staying safe and cool. If you do plan to go outside with your pet, try to avoid a lot of physical activity during the hottest parts of the day. Plan your outings for the early morning and evening when the temperatures are mild.

Additionally, make sure that your pet has plenty of water and shade when you go outside. Bring along a water bottle and a collapsible water dish so that you can provide your pet with water on the go. If you really want to plan a fun, cool outing, try going to the beach! Your pet will love splashing around in the water, and you won’t have to worry about them getting too hot. Not to mention, you’ll be able to cool off as well. For those who don’t have easy access to a day at the beach, you can invest in a kiddie pool or even hook up a sprinkler for your pet to enjoy!

Planning activities outside is fun, but it may not be something you do every day. Even if you aren’t going on a long walk, hike, or on a trip to the park, it’s still important that you do everything you can to ensure that your dog doesn’t get too hot. Simple tasks like brushing your pet or keep the fan on for air circulation will help cool off your pet and reduce the risk of heat stroke.

Schedule an Appointment Right in Your Home

If you’re not careful, the summer heat can be a dangerous time for your pet. Luckily 911 Vets is here to help. With our mobile veterinary services, we offer everything that you would find at a traditional vet right in your home! Whether you’re in need of an emergency vet clinic or a routine checkup, the experts at 911 Vets have you covered. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

We look forward to working with you and your pet soon!

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