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Our veterinary team is here to share helpful tips and advice to help you keep pets across Santa Cruz County happy and healthy.

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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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Diarrhea in Dogs: Causes & Treatment

Diarrhea in Dogs: Causes & Treatment

It's never fun when your dog has diarrhea. In this post, our Santa Cruz County vets explain some common causes of diarrhea in dogs and how you can help your canine friend feel better. 

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Why do dogs eat grass?

Why do dogs eat grass?

Do you often look outside to see your pup munching away on the lawn? Today, our Santa Cruz County vets explain some of the reasons your dog might be eating grass and when you should seek veterinary care. 

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Help! My Cat Keeps Dry Heaving

Help! My Cat Keeps Dry Heaving

It's never fun to watch your cat dry heave, however, rest assured in most cases it is harmless. That said, there are a few underlying conditions that can lead to dry heaving that cat owners should be aware of. Here, our Santa Cruz County vets explain.

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Heatstroke in Dogs

Heatstroke in Dogs

When temperatures rise and the sun comes out heatstroke becomes a very serious health concern for our canine companions. Here our Santa Cruz County vets share the signs of this potentially deadly condition, and what to do if your dog has heatstroke. 

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Cat Urinary Tract Infections: Causes & Recovery

Cat Urinary Tract Infections: Causes & Recovery

There are a number of other urinary tract conditions that can affect cats, particularly cats that are older or male. Here, our Santa Cruz County vets explain more about urinary tract infections and other urinary conditions in cats.

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