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Anemia In Cats - Treatment & Recovery

Anemia In Cats - Treatment & Recovery

If your cat is acting lethargic or experiencing some shortness of breath, they might be suffering from anemia. Our Santa Cruz County veterinarians describe anemia in cats and offer some insight on causes, symptoms and treatment options. 

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Dog Worms: How to Get Rid of Worms in Dogs

Dog Worms: How to Get Rid of Worms in Dogs

Dogs of every age, breed, and lifestyle are at risk of contracting worms. Most worms can't be seen by the human eye and can only be detected with a fecal exam at your veterinarian's office. Today our Santa Cruz County vets discuss the types of worms in dogs and how they can be treated. 

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How to Bathe a Cat

How to Bathe a Cat

We all know that cats generally hate water, and they are constantly cleaning themselves, but there are times that they will require an actual bath. Our Santa Cruz County vets are here to explain.

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Hyperthyroidism in Cats: Treatment Options

Hyperthyroidism in Cats: Treatment Options

Hyperthyroidism is a common health issue for middle-aged and senior cats in Santa Cruz County, but what exactly is it? What are the symptoms, and how can hyperthyroidism in cats be treated? Our vets explain.

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Tick Borne Diseases in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

Tick Borne Diseases in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

Tick-borne diseases pose a serious threat to the health of dogs and people throughout Santa Cruz County. Symptoms of these conditions can be uncomfortable and even life-threatening for your pup. Today our vets explain some of the most common tick-borne illnesses in dogs, and the symptoms to watch for.

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Why Won't My Cat Eat: Pets Eating Problems

Why Won't My Cat Eat: Pets Eating Problems

You may be alarmed to find that your cat has suddenly stopped eating. It can be difficult to decide whether they need to visit an emergency vet clinic. Our Santa Cruz County vets share some common reasons why cats stop eating, and how to tell if it’s an emergency situation. 

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Is My Dog Overweight?

Is My Dog Overweight?

Obesity in dogs is a growing issue and can pose a serious health risk to our dogs. If your pooch seems extra squishy then they may be carrying a little too much weight. Today our Santa Cruz County vets explain how you can tell if your dog might be overweight.

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Should Your Cat Be Microchipped?

Should Your Cat Be Microchipped?

Microchipping your cat can help to increase your chances of being reunited with your feline friend if they get lost. Read on to learn more from our Santa Cruz County vets about how microchipping is beneficial for cats.

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Why Dogs Chew & How To Stop Them

Why Dogs Chew & How To Stop Them

Chewing is a normal activity for dogs but most owners would prefer not to lose their favorite pair of shoes or brand new rug to their dog's pastime. Our Santa Cruz County vets offer some tips on how to stop your dog from chewing things they shouldn't.

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Constipation in Cats

Constipation in Cats

If your cat is constipated it can cause discomfort and restlessness. Here, our Santa Cruz County vets share symptoms, causes, and treatment options for constipation in cats. 

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