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16 03, 2020

Symptoms of Diseases

2020-04-01T14:42:44-07:00March 16th, 2020|Avian, Cats, Dogs, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Pot Bellied Pigs, Rabbit, Reptile, Tips|

It is sometimes difficult to determine if your pet is ill, especially since many pets have subtle signs of illness that they easily hide from owners. Here are 7 basic areas you should observe on a daily basis to help determine if your pet needs an exam by one of our doctors. If you have any doubt that your pet is ill you should not hesitate to seek veterinary care since animals like our domestic pets, and especially birds, are masters at hiding serious illness. The Long Beach Animal Hospital staffed with emergency vets is available until the evenings 7 days

13 03, 2020

How to Read a Radiograph (X-Ray)

2020-03-29T09:51:12-07:00March 13th, 2020|Avian, Cats, Diagnostics, Dogs, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Pot Bellied Pigs, Rabbit, Rat, Reptile, Tips|

Diagnostic tests are important in veterinary medicine since our patients do not routinely tell us where they are having a medical problem. An important diagnostic modality we use to make an accurate diagnosis on a sick animal is radiography, more commonly known as x-rays. Learning how to accurately read a radiograph on the wide variety of species that we care for requires requires a large body of knowledge. It is an ongoing process for our veterinarians in order to develop this skill. We oftentimes utilize the expertise of a veterinary specialist in reading radiographs of animals in the more complicated

10 02, 2020


2020-04-01T12:09:51-07:00February 10th, 2020|Avian, Cats, Dogs, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Pot Bellied Pigs, Rabbit, Rat, Reptile|

One of the most important tools available to veterinarians to thoroughly and painlessly treat pets is the advent of modern day anesthetics. These anesthetic agents allow us to sedate and anesthetize a wide variety of animals with negligible chance of serious side effects. In addition to sedating them for surgery, these anesthetics enable smooth and pain-free recovery. The vets at the Long Beach Animal and emergency hospital have been successfully anesthetizing a wide variety of exotic and domestic animals since 1989. If your pet requires anesthesia one of our veterinarians will make a custom plan tailored to your pet's specific

11 11, 2019


2020-02-28T18:20:37-08:00November 11th, 2019|Cats, Dogs, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Pot Bellied Pigs, Rabbit|

One of the most insidious diseases we encounter in animals is arthritis. It was not long ago that pets were euthanized because they seemed "old" based on their symptoms of poor appetite, decreased activity, and lethargy. In reality they were not “old”, they had arthritis, and acted like they were old because they were painful. Today we can treat their arthritis and give them a new lease on life and lead a great quality of life for many more years. All animals get arthritis, we most commonly see it in dogs and cats. This page will emphasize it in dogs since it is most

10 11, 2019

Spay Service – Pot Bellied Pig

2020-02-07T16:37:16-08:00November 10th, 2019|Pot Bellied Pigs|

Long Beach Animal Hospital offers pot bellied pig spay services for pig owners in Southern CA Spaying a pig has similarities to spaying dogs and cats, but not a lot! It is an interesting surgery because of the unique anatomy of the pot bellied pig. They have miles of intestines and a uterus that's very long because of the large number of piglets that are born at one time. Graphic surgery photos on this page. On the day of surgery we need your pet in the hospital between 7:30 AM and 9 AM. Please take away all food and water when you