Pets and baby proofing

Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, shares advice for parents on what they can do to help safety proof their home for young children and pets
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Safety always comes first, whether you are dealing with a child or a pet. It is up to you, as a parent, to look around the house and yard ahead of time to make sure there is nothing harmful to your pets and your child. Common household objects like paperclips, coins, dental floss. These things can be deadly to both your pet and your child. Plants, look around inside the house and tell your gardener to look around outside. Many toxic plants and flowers that can be harmful to your pet and your child. Look out for these ahead of time so that both your animal and your child can be kept safe.

Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, shares advice for parents on what they can do to help safety proof their home for young children and pets

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Kim Carvalho, DVM

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Dr. Kimberly Carvalho attended the University of California at Davis for her undergraduate studies, then went on to graduate from Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She completed a small animal medicine and surgical internship at California Animal Hospital in 1993 and went on to become a partner at Brentwood Animal Hospital in West Los Angeles. Dr. Carvalho became a Board-Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 2002 and is a Clinical Associate Professor at Western University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, California.

Dr. Carvalho has served on the Medical Advisory Board of PetDrx Corporation, is currently serving as a member of the Medical Advisory Board of Veterinary Centers of America (VCA corporation), and donates a lot of her time and resources to the Friends of Animals Foundation. She also currently serves on the board of The John Thomas Dye School Parent's Association.

Dr. Carvalho is a native of Hawaii and resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. When not working in the office or at her children's schools, she enjoys the outdoors, traveling and golfing.

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