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When To Worry About Weight Loss in Older Dogs

When To Worry About Weight Loss in Older Dogs

It's more typical to worry about your dog being overweight but as they get older senior dogs can actually start to have trouble keeping weight on. Our Santa Cruz County vets explain why.

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The Best Dog Food for Your Senior Dog

The Best Dog Food for Your Senior Dog

As your dog gets older, their diet starts to play a much bigger role in their overall health. Our Santa Cruz County vets address the best types of food that can help keep your senior dog happy and healthy.

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Help! How To Tell If My Cat Is Pregnant

Help! How To Tell If My Cat Is Pregnant

Has your female cat's belly started to become distended? It's possible she is pregnant. Below, our Santa Cruz County vets share a few clues that your cat may be pregnant, and what to do.

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The Art of Raising A Puppy

The Art of Raising A Puppy

Puppies may be cute but they can be a huge responsibility. Here is some advice from our Santa Cruz County vets to help you raise your puppy and ensure your new friend grows up to be a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog.

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Facts About PU Surgery In Cats

Facts About PU Surgery In Cats

Occasionally cats may experience urinary blockages. These blockages can be life-threatening if not treated immediately and a perineal urethrostomy (PU) may be advised. In today's post, our Santa Cruz County vets talk about what PU surgery is and what to expect.

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TPLO Surgery in Dogs With ACL Injuries

TPLO Surgery in Dogs With ACL Injuries

If your dog is suffering from a torn ACL (CCL) our Santa Cruz County vets may recommend TPLO surgery to repair the injury and help to return your dog to an active lifestyle. 

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Cat Hernia Surgery: What You Need To Know

Cat Hernia Surgery: What You Need To Know

Cat hernias typically aren't cause for panic and can be repaired with surgery. Today, our Santa Cruz County vets describe different types of hernias in cats and what you can expect if your cat has hernia surgery.    

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Getting Your Dog Fixed: What To Know

Getting Your Dog Fixed: What To Know

New dog owners often ask our Santa Cruz County vets if they should get their dog spayed or neutered. So today we share some great reasons why you should consider getting your puppy fixed.

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Dog Diabetes Symptoms

Dog Diabetes Symptoms

Our Santa Cruz County vets are seeing increasing cases of diabetes in dogs. While treatments are available for diabetes in dogs, there is no cure. Today, we look at some of the most common symptoms of diabetes in dogs, and their treatments.

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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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