Holiday Pet Dangers

Holiday Pet Dangers

It’s that time again! Big family feasts, gift exchanges, cookie decorating and all the magic that is the holiday season. It is easy to get caught up in the festivities and forget about how your pets fit into the big holiday parties. Below we have outlined a few holiday pet dangers and how to keep[…]

Senior Cat

Diabetes in Pets

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes in pets can be a serious situation, but can also be easily managed, especially if it is caught early. Diabetes in pets can occur at any age, but is more common in older pets. In dogs, diabetes occurs in females twice as often as males. In cats, males are[…]

Senior Dog

Senior Pets

Caring for Senior Pets can be challenging. With advancements in veterinary care, pet nutrition and overall knowledge of pet well-being, our pets are living longer. Which is great news! More years with our beloved animals! However, senior pets can present all kinds of physical and mental issues as they reach their golden years.  Generally, pets[…]

GGVCP Clients

Fire Safety for Pets

Fire safety for pets is something that all pet owners should consider. In many parts of the country, especially our home state of California, wildfires present very serious risks. People must be aware of the danger and ready to take action for themselves, their families and their pets. It is important to put together a[…]

Dog Allergies

Food Allergies in Dogs

Dogs with allergies seem to be more common than not these days. And dog allergies are not pretty, in fact, they can be miserable for both the dog and the owner.  Food allergies can sometimes be confused with food intolerance, as symptoms may be similar. However, food intolerance is the result of poor digestion, whereas[…]

Eye Meds in Dogs

Eye Problems in Dogs and Cats

Eye problems in dogs and cats are a common reason for vet visits. Both dogs and cats can develop eye infections from foreign bodies and/or any number of bacteria, viruses or fungi. Typically, eye problems in dogs and cats can be treated with ophthalmic medications. When dealing with eye issues in pets, veterinarians will generally[…]

Compounded Pet Medication Capsules

Combining Pet Medications

As pets begin to age, medications can play an important role in maintaining a good quality of life. And many times, aging pets are required to take multiple medications, multiple times a day. This can be troublesome for pet owners and stressful to the pet. Compounding Pharmacies Offer Options Veterinary specific compounding pharmacies work with[…]

Hypoallergenic Dog Medications

Hypoallergenic Dog Medications

Does your dog require medication? Does your dog suffer from food allergies? Compounded medication allows dog owners hypoallergenic, flavored medication options to make medicating your dogs easier, more convenient and most importantly safe. Dog Medications Dogs require medications for many different reasons over the course of their lives. Some dogs require life-long medications for chronic[…]

Veterinary Compounding

How Can Veterinary Compounding Help My Pet?

Veterinary compounding is preparing medications for individual patients. For example, our client, Lemon, was referred to us at 14 years old. She was in congestive heart failure with a level 5 heart murmur. Her owners were struggling with her everyday to get her to take her life saving medications. Luckily, Lemon’s veterinarian worked with our[…]

Vanderpump and GGVCP

GGVCP Provides Medication Donation to The Vanderpump Foundation

Golden Gate VCP is a proud sponsor of The Vanderpump Dog Foundation. The Vanderpump Dog Foundation began in 2016 and is working both domestically and internationally to help educate about the overpopulation of dogs. They emphasize the importance of spaying and neutering, as well as advocating for and providing second chances for homeless dogs globally.[…]