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Vaccinations Explained

As part of our community resource programs, we launched Spay the Bay in 2016. In addition to affordable spay/neuter services to the public, Spay the Bay also offer a low-cost vaccine clinic four times a year. Click here for current dates and important information. Below are detailed description of common

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12 Spring Flowers That are Toxic to Pets

If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call animal poison control at 888-426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible. Note: This is not a complete list and flowers can vary in color and size. Check here for a complete list of plants that are poisonous to cats and dogs.  

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Heading Back to the Office: A Pet Parent Guide

Emotional wellbeing isn’t just for humans… If you’re not sure how your absence will affect your pets mental state, consider these common concerns and learn how to address them before you return to work outside the home.

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How to Trim Your Cat’s Nails

Berkeley Humane’s Dr. Crystal Heath and her sidekick Austin the cat, demonstrate how to trim your cat’s nails and how to make it an enjoyable bonding experience for the both of you! Keep it positive! Make sure your kitty is comfortable with handling. If they are purring, then now is

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From Street to Sleek—Thanks to You!

Once simple act of kindness can save a life. For senior cat Braveheart, it came in the form of a phone call to Berkeley Humane in late August 2020. Braveheart was your average neighborhood stray who survived off of handouts and garbage. Most people ignore strays, but some pay attention,

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And the “Longest Stay Award” Goes to…

In 2020, Ernest won the not-so-pleasant award for ‘Longest Stay.’ No, it’s not a testament to his patience to sit for a treat, but a tragic truth about senior dogs in rescue shelters. When we transported Ernest in February 2020, he was 12 years old, 65 lbs and deaf. The

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