Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

3850 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066


What's New


Since our site was changed to the current format

(OK, so maybe we should title this page "What's Old"?)



August Humans getting sick from pig ear dog treats; Check the chip day; Know anyone who wants to be a veterinarian? Dr. Moore's Griffin's Daughter now available on Audible.


July Travel season for pets and people together; Continuation of last month's story on the grain-free diet/heart disease connection; Interesting external link: Pets & Parasites; Did You Know... that fleas can be lethal? In other news: The L.A. County Health Department has noted nearly twice as many rabid bats this year compared to last year, Canine influenza outbreak in Oakland, CA. 200 dogs quarantined, Drug-resistant Salmonella linked to pig ear dog treats: 93 people sick and no deaths.


June Fourth of July safety tips; Two new parasite products; Interesting External Link: Is your cat just picky or sick;  Did You Know... that the FDA is investigating heart disease in dogs caused by grain-free diets?

February National Veterinary Dental Month is here: What's included and pricing; Why pets need teeth cleaning; What's involved in teeth cleaning; The new Oravet Chews and other home care options; Using pet insurance to pay for teeth cleaning; Vet"s First Choice is now Covetrus; We are live on Facebook.


January California law mandates verbal pharmacy consultations on all new prescriptions; It's now legal for is to discuss cannabis for pets; Did you get your rebate for 2018; Did you know... the National Animal Poison Control Hotline is available 24 hours a day at 888-426-4435? Interesting External Link: What's the deal with a "no pets allowed" building if you have an emotional support animal?



Hospital Holiday Schedule; Gift Suggestions for Your Pets; Holiday Pet Hazards to Watch Out For; Talking Animals Sing Christmas Carols; Getting Started Making eCards; Did You Know... You Can Donate Money to Charity Without Actually Spending Money? Here's how it's done; External Link: Santa's Reindeer Get Certified Early for Flight This Year. Check the paperwork yourself.



Toxic foods for pets to avoid this holiday; Snack bags: lethal in minutes; Our newest service: Digital dental Radiography; Our newest rescue partner: The Birte Foundation; Featured external link: Senior Citizens and the Benefits of Pet Ownership; Did you know... that we can't legally discuss cannibanoids with you until January 1st?


Hallowe'en Safety; Hallowe'en Events for Pets; Avoiding Hallowe'en Anxiety for Dogs and Cats; Black Cats: Superstition and Reality; Featured External Link: Catalyst Council; Did You Know... that the FDA is investigating grain-free dog food?


Dog Days of Summer - Los Angeles Magazine list of events; Summer bath special for dogs; Doctor schedule for August; Interesting external link: Canine cancer warning signs; Did You Know ...that gradual appetite loss is not a "wait and see" situation?


Summer bath special for dogs; New paint job for our canine boarding area; Interesting external links: Fire season has begun; Did You Know... that having too many fleas can kill your pet?


Phobia medications for sensitive animals; June Doctor schedule; Did You Know ...that grain-free diets are being investigated for creating taurine deficiency? Interesting External link:


Special offers in effect, Good luck Eric, Learn to speak cat, Did You Know ...there are a whole lot of new regulations for airline travels for pets?

March National Veterinary Dental Month is here and it's extended through March 15th; Our hospital now offers payment plans through Scratchpay; New rebate system for Convenia, rimadyl and Revolution; Did You Know... there have been 5 pet food recalls in March 2018 through March 6th?

February National Veterinary Dental Month is here: What's included and pricing; Why pets need teeth cleaning; What's involved in teeth cleaning; The new Oravet Chews and other home care options; Using pet insurance to pay for teeth cleaning.

January End of the Revolution free dose program; Canine flu outbreak in San Jose; Did You Know... many of the common bouquet flowers are toxic to pets?

2017 December Hospital schedule; Gift suggestions for your pets;Holiday hazards; Talking pets sing Christmas carols; Getting started making eCards; Did You Know... you can donate money to charity without actually spending money? Interesting External Link: Santa's Reindeer get certified early for flight this year. Check the paperwork yourself.

November Holiday schedule; Considerations for senior pets; Interesting External Link: A Purr Generator to relieve your holiday stress; Did You Know... 90% of cats over age 19 have arthritis? Got towels? We'd love a donation.

September September is Pet Insurance Awareness month; More on the canine influenza situation; Did You Know... The Los Angeles City Planners have increased the number of dogs you may legally own from three to four? Featured external link: Catio King

June Don't forget noise phobia medications for sensitive animals; Did you know... the idea that one "human year" equals seven "dog years" is just plain silly? Featured External Link:; Ceva Animal Health upgrades Vectra to Catego for better Feline flea control.

April There is a dog flu outbreak in Los Angeles County; This month our feline patients can upgrade from Vectra to Catego for better flea and tick control; Interesting external link: The Shelter pet Project; Did you know... The Easter Lily is pretty but toxic to cats?

March CicLAvia - Culver City Meets Venice; Remember to start up your pet's flea control; Did you know... there are plenty of common house and garden plants that are pet safe? Featured External Link: What is the Pet Effect and Why Is It Important?

February National Veterinary Dental Month is here!  What's Included and Pricing; Why pets need teeth cleaning; What's involved with teeth cleaning; The new Oravet chews and other home care options; Using pet insurance to pay for teeth cleaning.


New medical developments for dogs: what's coming and what's already here; Don't forget your rebate if you bought Comfortis or Trifexis in 1916; Interesting external link: Healthy Pets Healthy Families 2017 Calendar; Did You Know... you can get a $25 credit when you refer a friend?
2016 December Holiday hours; holiday pet hazards; For nervous dogs and cats: Sileo Gel and the Cat Martini; Girl Scout Troup #2155 visits; Featured external link: how to donate money to charity without spending money yourself; Did You Know... you can get a $25 credit when you refer a friend?

October The 16th Annual Haute Dog Howl'oween parade and costume contest; Interesting external links: pet Hallowe'en costumes; Keep your pet calm and safe on Hallowe'en; The Argonaught Best of the Westside is out: for the third year in a row, we have made it into the top 3 in the Best Veterinary Services category; Did You Know... black cats are the least likely to get adopted at the shelter?

August Does your pet fear the vet? We have Sileo Gel for dogs and the Cat Martini for cats; Did You Know... we have an on-line pharmacy so that we can more easily supply special medications and therapeutic diets? Los Angeles Animal Services has raised it's spay-neuter voucher value from $30 to $50

July Did You Know... it is illegal to leave an animal unattended in a parked car in California if doing so endangers it's health or well being? Featured external link: dangers of heat stroke for dogs in hot cars

May Microchip tips; Got an itchy dog (or cat)? Try Atopica; CDC says not to worry about you pet getting the Zika virus; Adequan Injectable on backorder; Interesting external link: fun things to do with your dog in Los Angeles

March Spring pet owner check list; Easter safety; Did You Know... we can arrange home delivery for your pet's food?

February National Veterinary Dental Month is here; Oral health information for pet owners (considering your pet's teeth, oral health affects the entire body, why is general anesthesia needed, what can I do at home to maintain my pet's oral health); How to pay even less with pet insurance wellness coverage


How do you like our new look; Feliway and Adaptil defusers are back in stock; The Cat Martini; New rebate program from Elanco; Did you kow... when you give your cat a pill, you should use a chaser of water or a small snack; Interesting external link: financial aid for pet care

2015 October

Hallowe'en pet safety; Take your pet to a hallowe'en party; Congratulations Rin: "A Hero Among Us;"