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    Acupuncture

      What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is treatment by the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body in order to produce a desired response. The specific acupuncture points have been well charted for both humans and animals and were conceptualized by…

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    5 things to Calm Your Pet

      There are whole aisles in pet stores devoted to calming your pet’s stress and anxiety, but you probably have just the thing your pet needs right in your kitchen? • Chamomile This herb can help in many different ways, it is anti-spasmodic, gas…

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    Doggy Hot Spots

    A friend of mine just got a puppy and she was asking me if I knew any good dog parks in LA, so I thought id share it with the rest of you! Like most things in Los Angeles, there are certain places that…

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    Pet First Aid Kit

    So you’re a pet owner, do you have a first aid kit for your furry friend? All pet owners should have a basic kit of supplies and necessary information on hand. Carefully building a well-provisioned first aid kit can get you ready to deal with a…

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    Instructional Videos

    So everyone is telling you to clean your pets ears, brush their teeth, check for ticks, etc… Want to learn HOW to do all these things? 1st Care is committed to helping you become the best pet owner ever! Soon we will start posting…

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    Welcome!

    Welcome to our Ask the Vet section. There are a couple of different features that are now available to all 1st Care subscribers. I believe that an informed pet owner leads to a happy and healthy pet, but there is such an excess of…

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    Tips For New Pet Owners

    Don’t start bad habits. Puppies are super cute, but don’t start bad habits. Feeding a puppy from the table is a very common one. Don’t start giving your them scraps from your food unless you don’t mind having a dog that is always begging…

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    Summer Time Is Here!

    Get ready for those long days of summer! We love playing outside with our furry friends, but not being prepared for the hot weather can be dangerous.  Following a few simple rules can make it easy to keep your pet safe while having fun…

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    Stuffed!

    Obesity has become an extremely common problem in pets and can be detrimental to the overall health of your dog or cat. Along with the added stress on your pets body, they have an increased risk of diabetes, and liver problems. Most cases of…