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Sep 03

One Stop Shopping at the Bay Area Pet Fair

Posted to Contra Costa Animal Services Animal Tails 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 to Contra Costa Animal Services Animal Tails 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. 



Mar 04

Study: How Maddie is helping improve access to veterinary care for all pets and their families

Posted to Contra Costa Animal Services Animal Tails on March 4, 2019 at 3:21 PM by Lori Calvery

Maddie’s Fund is one of CCAS’ strongest partners and a generous funder of our work. For this month’s blog, we wanted to post a blog by Maddie’s Fund about a remarkable study they’ve conducted with the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s College of Social Work Program for Pet Health Equity regarding access to pet care in 2017. This is a fantastic and enlightening read that we strongly recommend.  

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