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Sep 03

One Stop Shopping at the Bay Area Pet Fair

Posted on September 3, 2019 at 1:48 PM by Lori Calvery

If you’re thinking about getting a new fur or feathered friend, you couldn’t find a better one-stop shop than the annual Bay Area Pet Fair, which gets underway at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

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Aug 01

Beware of Blue Green Algae

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 3:30 PM by Lori Calvery

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A blue-green algae bloom is a buildup of algae that creates a green, blue-green, white or brown coloring on the surface of the water, sometimes occurring as mats or scum. They can occur at any time but are most common between June and September. Some species of blue-green algae produce toxins, so skin contact and ingestion can be dangerous. Children and pets are at the greatest risk of serious toxic effects from blue-green algae. Due to the recent identification of blue-green algae in Discovery Bay, we thought it would be helpful to share the following blog about blue-green algae from renowned veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker. 

Contra Costa County residents seeking information on blue-green algae in our community can visit the Contra Costa Health Services Department’s webpage about blue-green algae by clicking here. 



Jun 17

Keeping Your Pets Safe This Fourth of July

Posted on June 17, 2019 at 12:20 PM by Lori Calvery

For your pets, the Fourth of July can be a stressful, scary time. Most animals have sensitive hearing, and the loud noises of parties and fireworks can cause them remarkable stress and discomfort.

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