At Alta Rancho Pet & Bird Hospital, we are proud that our patients from Alta Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Ontario, Claremont, Fontana, and the Inland Empire represent so many different species and nutritional, medical, dental, and grooming needs. From reptiles and birds to “pocket animals” such as rabbits and hamsters, our experienced veterinarians and state-of-the-art pet hospital accommodate a variety of unique cases. We also help dog and cat owners protect their beloved pets from common health risks and rare diseases alike.
We know it’s not always easy to remember every detail of the care instructions we provide, or to make difficult decisions without understanding your pet’s options. To simplify some of our extensive knowledge and keep you informed and prepared, we’ve created a handful of veterinary videos about specific pet care topics.
Brachycephalic (Snub Nosed Breed Respiratory Syndrome)
Brachycephalic syndrome is also known as “snub nosed breed” respiratory system because it only affects dog breeds with a compacted muzzle. Flattened breathing passages, narrow nostrils, and tissue inside the windpipe cause this condition, but your dog’s lungs are affected too. Watch this video to learn more about the biological causes and effects, and what you can do to minimize your snub nosed dog’s breathing problems.
Your dog can’t tell you about earaches or irritation inside the ear canal, but the consequences of obstructions and untreated infections are painful and potentially life-threatening. It’s very important to prevent ear problems before they happen. Our veterinarian will walk you through the anatomy of healthy and unhealthy ears, the solutions and products we use to treat and clean ears, and perform an ear-cleaning on camera with an actual patient.
New Puppy Information
Dogs have unique health needs that start at birth, and the earlier you start their wellness regimen, the better their odds at a happy and comfortable life. We’ll walk you through the basics of your puppy’s first physical examination, then explain how you can meet their nutritional, dental, and behavioral needs at home.
Hip Dysplasia and JPS Surgery
Canine hip dysplasia describes an irregularly shaped hip joint that may eventually affect your dog’s mobility and comfort. Learn which dog breeds are more likely to inherit this condition, how you can minimize his or her risks through exercise and nutrition, and how we decide whether dogs are good candidates for corrective Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis (JPS) surgery.
Penn-Hip testing is a method to detect canine hip dysplasia as early as 16 weeks of age. This video explains how Penn-hip testing works and compares it to testing using the OFA or Orthopedic Foundation for Animals method. Finally, this video explains how to interpret the results from a Penn-Hip study.
Diabetes for Pet Owners
Diabetic dogs and cats can still live a long and healthy life; they just need the proper treatment and dietary changes. Learn exactly how diabetes affects your pet’s body, what steps you can take to prevent complications such as cataracts and appetite loss, how to administer insulin at home.
We treat pets who live throughout Fontana and the Inland Empire, including Upland, Alta Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, and Ontario. These educational veterinary presentations are designed to inform our patients’ owners from the comfort of home, wherever that may be. To learn more about these and other veterinary topics in person, call us at (909) 980-3575 to schedule an appointment.
Canine Hyperadrenocorticism or Cushing’s Syndrome
Canine Hyperadrenocorticism or Cushing’s syndrome is an endocrine (hormonal) disorder affected many older dogs. This presentation describes Cushing’s syndrome in the dog, how we diagnose it and how we treat it.
Esophagostomy Feeding Tubes in Cats
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