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Jul 31

Beware of Blue Green Algae

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 2:42 PM by Lori Calvery

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 03

Keeping Your Pets Safe This Fourth of July

Posted on June 3, 2018 at 2:13 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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May 09

So Why Should I License My Pet?

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 2:57 PM by Lori Calvery

Did you ever wonder why you should get your pet licensed? Well, we're here to give you the scoop on why it's so important.

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