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Knowing when to call the vet is an important skill that every pet owner should master. Last time, we talked about three reasons you should call for the help of a vet. In this blog, we look at three more reasons:

Coughing can be because of something simple, such as an irritation in their throat. But it can also mean that they have an infection caused by debris lodged in their throat. Kennel cough is also a common cause of coughing in dogs. Worst case scenario, coughing could be a sign of heartworm infection or heart disease. If your dog’s cough lasts longer than a few days, it is time to seek the consult of a vet.

Consumption of hazardous items
In a previous blog series, we went over a list of foods that your dog should not eat. Beyond food, there are several other household items that can cause a dog to become ill, such as medications, antifreeze, insecticides, cleaning products, and much more. Since toxicity can set in surprisingly fast, immediate action should be taken if your dog consumes any hazardous material.

Bloody stool
If you notice blood in your dog’s stool, it can be a symptom of a serious condition. Some common conditions that have bloody stool as a symptom include infection, parasites, roundworms, and in severe cases, cancer. Don’t wait to see if it gets better; get in touch with your vet as soon as possible.

When your pet is sick, every moment counts. Call our mobile vet in Los Angeles for in-home veterinary service today!


In our last blog, we went over two foods that many people keep around the house that are dangerous for feline consumption: bread dough and macadamia nuts. If you haven’t already read it, do so now. In this installment, we look at a few more:

Foods containing caffeine are toxic for our feline companions. This includes chocolate, coffee, tea, and much more. Consumption can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and heart problems. It only takes a small dose to cause death: less than one ounce per pound of body weight.

Meat scraps
Cats are carnivores, there is no denying that. Despite this, they should not be fed meat scraps from your table. The fat can cause your cat serious problems, including pancreatitis.

Chocolate, onions, grapes, sugar-free candy, dairy
We already touched on these foods extensively in our series about foods that are toxic to dogs. But, they are also very harmful and dangerous for cats as well, so we had to include them. Please take the time to read through part one and part two of our last series to get a better understanding on why these foods are harmful for pets.

Your cat is a part of the family, but that doesn’t mean they should eat all of the same things you do! There are many foods that your cat can enjoy that are safe for consumption. Make sure to thoroughly research anything before feeding it to your pet. Call us today if you need a mobile vet in Los Angeles.


You love your pet and will go to great lengths to make sure they’re happy and healthy. Annual check-ups with a vet are important for long-term health for your cat or dog, but getting your pet to the vet can sometimes be a struggle.  Thankfully, there’s another way. With mobile vet service in Los Angeles, you get to skip the hassle and take great care for your pet the easy way. Here are some reasons why mobile vet services will make your life easier.


Avoid loading your pet in the car and driving across town to see the vet. Mobile vet services offer you the convenience of seeing a vet in the comfort of your own home. Save yourself time and hassle by having a vet come to you.

Comfort For Your Pet

Some pets love a car ride while it produces anxiety and fear in others. Not to mention, taking them into a clinic with bright lights and other loud pets. It’s sure to cause discomfort in most pets.

When a vet comes to your home, they’re seen in an environment that’s comfortable and familiar. When your pet experiences less anxiety and discomfort, so will you.


Annual wellness check-ups for your cat or dog have never been so easy. Your mobile vet will bring everything they need to perform wellness checks, exams, vaccines, blood tests, or regular maintenance services. You’ll be amazed at the professional service delivered right in your home. With annual check-ups and care, your pet will be happy and healthy!

Don’t wait. Schedule an appointment for mobile vet service in Los Angeles for your cat or dog. We offer the best in-home veterinary care for your pet while answering all your questions. You’ll love the convenience and personalized service you receive.


Pets, like people, can be protected from diseases by vaccination from your mobile vet in Los Angeles. Vaccines are products designed to trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines can lessen the severity of future diseases and certain vaccines can prevent infection altogether. Today, a variety of vaccines are available for use by veterinarians. Some vaccines are administered via injections using a syringe and needle, and others are administered into the animal’s nose or directly into the skin.

Is it important to vaccinate?

Yes! Pets should be vaccinated to protect them from many highly contagious and deadly diseases. Experts agree that widespread use of vaccines within the last century has prevented death and disease in millions of animals. If an unvaccinated pet develops one of these diseases, treatment can become very expensive and many of these diseases can be fatal despite treatment. Even though some formerly common diseases have now become uncommon, vaccination is still highly recommended because these serious disease agents continue to be present in the environment.

It is also important to remember that pets can be vaccinated for diseases that can spread from animals to people. For example, rabies is a serious, often fatal, disease that spreads from infected animals to people. By vaccinating your pets for rabies, you are protecting your family as well as your pet.

Does vaccination ensure protection?

For most pets, vaccination is effective in preventing future disease. Occasionally, a vaccinated pet may not develop adequate immunity and, although rare, it is possible to provide optimal protection against disease for the first few months of life. It is important to remember that although breakdowns in protection do occur, most appropriately vaccinated pets are able to successfully fight off disease confirming the importance of vaccines in your pet’s preventative health care program.

What are the risks?

Any treatment carries some risk, but these risks should be weighed against the benefits of protecting your pet from potentially fatal diseases. Most pets respond well to vaccines. The most common adverse responses are mild and short-term, including fever, sluggishness, and reduced appetite. Pets may also experience temporary pain or subtle swelling at the site of vaccination. Although most adverse reactions will resolve in a day or two, any excessive continued pain or swelling should be discussed with our mobile vet.

Rarely, more serious adverse reactions can occur. Allergic reactions appear within minutes or hours of a vaccination and may include repeated vomiting or diarrhea, whole body itching, swelling of the face or legs, difficulty breathing or collapse. Contact us immediately if any of these symptoms are seen. Our veterinarian comes to you in case of such emergency.

Many factors are taken into consideration when establishing a pet’s vaccination plan. Your mobile vet in Los Angeles will tailor a program of vaccinations and patient health care that will help your pet maintain a lifetime of protection. We make it easier than ever to keep your pet happy and healthy by vaccinating them right in the comfort of your home. Call us for your appointment!


The holidays are a festive time for us and pets. However, due to ongoing activities and constant distractions, we can easily overlook potential dangers to our four-legged family members. Take preventative measures to protect your pets this holiday season. Being aware of these top five dangers could save a trip for your mobile vet in Los Angeles.

  • Holiday Tinsel and Ornaments – Tinsel, while not toxic, is very attractive to pets, particularly cats. The shiny, dangling decoration reflects light and can move in the slightest draft. The problem with tinsel is that once it is consumed, it can cause serious injury to your pet. If not caught in time, this foreign body ingestion could actually be fatal as it twists and bunches inside your pet’s intestines. Immediate veterinary care is required.
  • Holiday Lighting and Candles – Twinkling, shiny and dangling holiday lights such as icicle netting, garland, curtains, rope and candles may be another source of danger to your curious pets. Got a pet that likes to chew? Electrical shock may occur when a pet bites down on an electrical cord, causing tongue lacerations and possible death. Check your holiday lights for signs of fraying or chewing and use a grounded three prong extension cord as a safety precaution. If you have candles on display, place them in a hard to reach spot so that your pets cannot get to them.
  • Gift Wrap Ribbon – You may be tempted to fashion your pet with a decorative ribbon collar but be aware that this could become a choking hazard. Also, quickly discard ribbons and bows wrapped around holiday gifts so that your curious companions won’t be enticed to chew or swallow them. Ingested ribbon can be a choking hazard and twist throughout the intestines and could lead to death.
  • Food Hazards – Festive events often mean edible treats, and lots of them. Unfortunately, some of the most popular holiday goodies, such as chocolate, bones and nuts, can be extremely toxic or fatal to pets
  • Different types of chocolate contain various levels of fat, caffeine and other substances. In general, the darker the chocolate and richer the chocolate, the higher the risk of toxicity.
  • Fat Trimmings and bones are dangerous for dogs. Fat trimmed from meat, both cooked and uncooked, may cause pancreatitis.
  • Certain nuts should not be given to pets because they can cause an upset stomach or an obstruction.
  • Toxic Holiday Plants – They may be very pretty, but some holiday plants are poisonous,   even deadly. As little as a single leaf from any lily variety is lethal to cats.


Taking precautions with pets during these festive times can help ensure that you and your family will enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season. Happy Holiday from 911 vets! Have a wonderful time with friends and family.


Living in the beautiful state of California, we are lucky enough to have beaches to enjoy with friends, family, and our dogs. For most people, their dog is another member of the family so you need to make sure that they are prepared to avoid needing a mobile vet in Los Angeles. Here are five things you must know to keep your dog safe at the beach:

  1. Make sure your dog can swim. We assume that all dogs can swim when the truth is, they can’t. Not every dog knows how to swim instinctively and some breeds are unable to.
  2. Lifejackets are a dog’s best friend! Fatigue, heavy waves, riptides, and other dangers can cause your dog to go under. Dog life jackets come in sizes for all breeds. Make sure it has a handle on the dog’s back so you can easily remove them from the water.
  3. Drinking ocean water. Dogs generally know not to drink the water, but take extra care to make sure they don’t to avoid sickness.
  4. Sea creatures. The ocean is a beautiful thing full of amazing creatures. However, some of these creatures can be harmful to humans and dogs. Keep an eye out for jellyfish, coral, and sharp shells that can cut their feet.
  5. Pay close attention to their body signals. Dogs cannot tell when they are getting tired, and if they could stay in the water forever, they would. Give them plenty of rest breaks.

Most dogs love the water, especially on hot days, and spending time with their beloved owner is a great way to spend the day. Make sure your dog is safe so you will both have fun.


Now that the summer months have left us for another year, it is important to remember that it doesn’t necessarily mean it is safe to leave your dog in your car. It only takes minutes for a pet left in a vehicle on a warm day to fall victim to heat stroke, requiring a visit from your mobile vet in Los Angeles. The worst case scenario is suffocation. Most people don’t realize how hot it can in a parked car on a balmy day. However, on a 78 degree day, temperatures in a car parked in the shade can exceed 90 degrees and hit around 160 degrees if parked in the sun! Rolling down a window or parking in the shade doesn’t guarantee protection either, since temperatures can still climb into the “danger zone.” Not to mention if the window is rolled down too far, your dog could escape.

Animals are not able to sweat like humans do. Dogs cool themselves by panting and sweating through their paws. If they have only hot air to breathe, animals can collapse, suffer brain damage, and possibly die. Fifteen minutes is all it takes for an animal’s body temperature to climb from a normal 102.5 to deadly levels that will damage the nervous and cardiovascular systems, leaving the animal comatose, dehydrated, and at risk of permanent impairment. Although it may seem like a harmless outing for you and your pooch to enjoy time together, it could turn tragic in an instant. If you cannot take your pet everywhere you are going, it is best to leave them safely at home.



Most cat owners agree that taking kitty for a car ride isn’t much fun. Cats, unlike dogs, do not enjoy the experience. While it is impossible to say exactly why felines detest the car, some common characteristics of cats can help explain their fear of your vehicle. Luckily, our mobile vet in Los Angeles happily comes to you to take care of your beloved furry friend. Cats are creatures of habit. Their love for routine is part of their ancestry. Your cat’s hatred for car rides could just be an instinctual response to a change in its daily rituals. Cats, like people, get stressed in unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations. Taking your cat off of their home turf might not seem like such a big deal to you, a human who goes anywhere and everywhere, but for a creature that spends a good amount of time maintaining its territorial boundaries, crossing into the outside world can be scary.

While some cats do genuinely suffer from motion sickness, others who vomit or become incontinent when riding in a car might simply be nervous. Experts agree that keeping calm yourself can go a long way toward making your pet feel more relaxed in a stressful situation. You could also try to have someone else do the driving while you sit with your cat and talk to him or her. Distraction is key for alleviating a troubled pet’s fears. If you do not have another driver, there is no need to worry. Our mobile services ensure your pet gets the care they need in the comfortable setting of their own home. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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