Make Microchipping Your Pet Part of Your Emergency Preparedness Plan
In LA County, it's the law to have all dogs microchipped (in unincorporated areas it's required that cats be microchipped, too) but non-surgical identification microchips for all family pets---including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds, etc.---are an important piece of any disaster preparedness plan, especially in fire-prone Topanga.
Include This (Starter) List of Pet Friendly Hotels in Your Disaster Preparedness Plan
The following is a list of hotels in the Valley, Hollywood, and LA areas that are ready to house you and your pets if there is a fire or other disaster, and evacuation of the Canyon is necessary.
Holiday tips to keep your pets safe by Topanga Animal Clinic
We wish you and your pets all the best as the year draws to a close and the new one begins.
It seems like we are often rushed and a bit stressed this time of year. Our pets can be a comfort and a reminder to slow down and take some time to enjoy them. They love being petted and our stress level goes down a few notches as we do it.
Holiday season adornments are attractive to all creatures. The ornaments, foods, gifts, wrappings, ribbons, lights and plants are all curiosities for pets. Pets investigate new items by sniffing, tossing, chasing and finally by tasting. Tinsel, ornaments and colored lights may all look like toys to your pet. Make sure they are out of reach and that your pet has plenty of their own toys to entertain them. After gifts are opened, watch the ribbons and bows so curious pets do not swallow them.