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Boehringer Ingelheim issues a recall of Metacam

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim issues a recall of Metacam.

We have just been notified by our distributor about a recall of certain Metacam lot numbers:

Metacam 0.5mg/ml ‪#‎15ml‬, Lot AH001AN and AH006JG
Metacam 1.5mg/ml ‪#‎10ml‬, Lot 5402LHT, AH001AR and AH001G4

The reason for the voluntary recall is “due to the possibility that a small number of the unit cartons (which contain the bottle) may contain a bottle of Metacam Oral Suspension of a different strength than listed on the unit carton.”

If you think your pet has been affected please call Boehringer Ingelheim’s veterinary technical services at 1.866.638.2226



Up to $25 off Trifexis and Comfortis!

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Only two more weeks left to save up to $25 on Trifexis or Comfortis!


Both Trifexis and Comfortis are flavored tablets that can be administered orally, so no residue, no worries about washing off after swimming, bathing, or grooming.

Call us at 415.664.0191 for more information on how to save on your pet’s heartworm and flea preventatives.

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October is Pet Dental Month!

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Celebrate with us by receiving $50 off your pet’s dental cleanings all month long.


Research shows around the age of 2 years old, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have some signs of dental disease. If left unchecked, periodontal disease and tooth loss may leave your pet prone to infections and that may affect other organs.

Just like people, pets need preventative dental health care to avoid painful problems later in life.

Ask your veterinarian if it’s time to schedule a dental for your furry family member. Call 415.664.0191 to make to make an appointment today!


SF Dog Owners Warned Over Possibly Poisoned Meatballs Left On Streets « CBS San Francisco

Friday, July 5th, 2013

A number of strychnine laced meatballs have been found in the Glen Park and Twin Peaks area.

When walking the neighborhood, please be aware of what’s on the ground.


SF Dog Owners Warned Over Possibly Poisoned Meatballs Left On Streets « CBS San Francisco.

Welcome Dr. Robin Kelly!

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Irving Pet Hospital would like to welcome Dr. Robin Kelly to the IPH family!

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Dr. Robin Kelly received her B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Zoology and a minor in English from San Diego State University in 2004. She made her way to Northern California and graduated from the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. After graduating, she completed a one year internship at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in San Leandro, CA. Dr. Kelly has been working as an emergency veterinarian at Pet Emergency and Specialty Hospitals in Ventura and Thousand Oaks, CA for the past 4 years until starting at Irving Pet Hospital this June.

Dr. Kelly’s areas of professional interest include pain management, emergency and critical care, and ophthalmology. She is a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Ventura and Santa Barbara Veterinary Medical Association, and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

At home, Dr. Kelly has a cat named Gabriella, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Molly, and a horse named Crimson.  In her spare time, she enjoys riding and showing her horse, hiking, traveling, baking, and going to basketball and baseball games.

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month!

Friday, June 7th, 2013

“Kitten season” aka adopt-a-cat month is here!

Kitten season takes a toll on animal shelters as space and resources become limited. There are many fun and loving cats waiting for new homes and families. Visit your local shelter  with an open mind and open heart.

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Natura Pet Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk.

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Natura has expanded it’s voluntary recall if dry pet foods. Below is their release found on their  website. Please visit or (800) 224-6123 for more information.

Dear Natura Family,

On March 18, 2013, we informed you of a voluntary recall on select Natura products.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are extending our recall to include all Natura dry dog, cat and ferret food and treats that have expiration dates on or before March 24, 2014. We are sorry for the disruption, but we simply want to ensure that every product meets our highest quality standards.

Natura canned products and Mother Nature biscuits are not affected. (see Treats table below for further detail).

Please read below for more information about the recalled products and how to replace your pet food if it is included.

Your pet’s health and safety are our #1 priority. We are taking all actions necessary to ensure that our products meet both your expectations and ours. Our Fremont plant has been focused on quality enhancements and is now shipping new product to stores that will be on shelves soon.

As fellow pet owners feeding Natura products, we share your disappointment and again, we are very sorry. For additional inquiries, contact us at or (800) 224-6123.

Employees of Natura Pet Products

Updated Product Information

Natura has issued a voluntarily recall of all dry products with an expiration date on or before March 24, 2014, for the following brands.

California Natural

To clarify what is meant by “treats” in our communication above, only the following “treat” products are included in the recall:

Treats Included in Recall

Innova Cat Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Cat Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Herring & Salmon Formula Cat Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Weight Management Cat Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Herring Formula Dog Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Red Meat Formula Dog Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Dog Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Weight Management Dog Treats

NO other Natura biscuits/bars are included.


Virbac Recalls Six Lots of Heartworm Preventive Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables | petMD

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Virbac recently announced that it is voluntarily recalling six lots of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables due to efficacy concerns. According to PetMD, the heartworm preventive failed to meet stability specifications throughout the life of the product.

Virbac Recalls Six Lots of Heartworm Preventive Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables | petMD.




A goodbye from Kelly Lam

Monday, April 8th, 2013

It has been an honor being a part of the Irving Pet Hospital family for the past four years. I feel so proud to have been a part of such a knowledgeable, caring and compassionate team and I am so grateful for everything you guys have taught me. I can only hope that I’ll be able to find a hospital in Santa Barbara as amazing as IPH!

“Honey” wants to thank all of you for being so gentle with her during her frequent visits and for calling her a ‘sweetie’ even though she has tried to take a few tech’s fingers a couple times.


Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Our annual Staff Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest starts next Monday October 29th!  Come by our hospital between October 29th and October 31st to vote on the best pumpkin carved by Irving Pet Hospital employees.  One lucky voter will win a gift basket filled with doggie or kitty goodies!

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