Pet Blog - VCA Kennel Club Resort & Spa

A Brand New Site!

We are so excited to be rolling out a brand new website! We have spent the past few months putting it all together and our big day is finally here. We hope you enjoy it. While we have kept many of the features our previous site had, we have changed a few things to enhance your experience.
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Fun Event To Support Homeless Animals

Our favorite annual fundraiser is almost here! Come support SPARE at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. We'll be there for a fun night of comedy and sleight of hand. Read More...

Vacation!

Wow! Next Sunday is the official first day of summer, but around our resort, we can tell vacation season is already here.

The last two weeks have seen quite a few area schools get out for summer or even graduate. By the end of next week, all area schools will be on vacation. That means, you better be planning a vacation for your family, including your furry members. Whether you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World, New York, or even Europe, we know your furry friend will love their summer vacation at their favorite resort–VCA Kennel Club Resort & Spa!

Remember, we have everything they need to have a fun-filled vacation. For our canine guests, our warm water pool is always the perfect temperature–cozy during cooler morning or refreshingly cool on warmer afternoons. Your cat will purr with delight during Cuddle Time each afternoon. Afterwards, she'll return to her sunny Window apartment and day dream the rest of the day.

All of our staff is looking forward to an exciting summer and can't wait to see you and your pets.

Flea Control Application

It’s still summer! Does your furry friend have flea and other parasite protection? This is the time of year it is needed the most. Fleas especially love warm and humid weather and an infestation can easily get out of control. Almost all flea control products, whether they are topical or oral, are to be administered monthly.

Don’t forget to apply topical products properly. Products such as our SimpleGuard, or Advantage and Frontline need to applied on the skin for it to work best. We love the fine tipped applicator of SimpleGuard–it allows you to really cut through your pet’s coat and apply it to the skin.

Remember, all flea control products work best when applied correctly and regularly.

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Microchipping: Advanced Identification

Modern technology allows you to have an invisible leash on your pet at all times. Microchipping is a very safe and effective way to always have some type of identification on your pet.

Microchipping is usually done by your veterinarian. Your doctor, using a syringe, will place the microchip under your pet’s skin around the shoulder area. Microchips for pets are a radio frequency identification device (RFID) that is encoded with a serial number and are about the size of a grain of rice. The chip transmits the number at a certain radio frequency that special scanners can read. After the chip is implanted, it is very important for a pet owner to register their contact information with the chip’s manufacturer.

If a pet is found missing, animal control or a veterinarian will read the chip’s number with a scanner. Once the number is found, a call to the registry will help reunite the pet with its family. While there are a few manufacturers and radio frequencies used, veterinarians and shelters have scanners that are universal.
If you lose your pet, a call to the registry will help find your pet.

Basic contact information is always included with the price paid for a microchip, usually around $40. HomeAgain, one manufacturer, offers a premium service for helping to reunite a pet with its family. Once you realize your pet is missing, if you subscribe to the service, HomeAgain will send out fax alerts to shelters, veterinarians, and other pet professionals in your area, increasing the chances of finding your furry family member.

Hopefully you never have to find out how it works, just be glad knowing your pet has identification.

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