Dog Care Tips - Sun Surf Veterinary Hospital - Sunset Beach, CAHere at Sun Surf Veterinary Hospital, we truly believe that to give your dog the very best life possible, you must first understand how to properly care for your canine friend. From the puppy years to the golden years, dogs have certain needs that must be met to keep them healthy. We are here to help!

We are a team of dog lovers and owners too and are excited to share our knowledge with you. Here are some basics:

Let’s first talk about diet. With so many options out there, it can be hard to be confident in which one to choose. Puppies need specially formulated puppy food, while adults should be eating food appropriate for their needs. There are also breed diets, and prescription diets created for the many breeds and medical issues that must be addressed. Feeding a premium diet is always recommended as well as providing lots of fresh water. We can help you choose the right food for your pet!

Exercise is another key to keeping your dog healthy. Not only are there physical benefits to exercise, but there are mental benefits. Bored dogs tend to behave badly, and sedentary dogs can gain too much weight. There are tons of ways to get your dog active! Taking him for a walk, tossing a ball, going to the dog park, or taking him to daycare while you work are just some of the options available.

Finally, excellent veterinary care is crucial! Our veterinarians recommend routine examinations so that we can monitor your dog’s overall health. Yearly vaccinations and things like flea and heartworm preventatives will be discussed at your visits as well as dental care. Without proper care, dogs will develop dental disease which can lead to even more severe health problems.

Contact us today at (714) 840-1381 or (562) 592-1391 if you have any questions! We look forward to helping keep your canine companion safe and healthy!