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The Benefits of Endoscopy for Diagnosing GI Issues in Pets

The Benefits of Endoscopy for Diagnosing GI Issues in Pets

Endoscopy can be a beneficial tool for pinpointing the cause of internal issues in pets. Here, you can learn about some of the benefits of cat and dog endoscopy and when your veterinarian may use it.

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All About Cat Blood Tests

All About Cat Blood Tests

Blood tests may be recommended to help diagnose your cat's symptoms or as part of their wellness exam. Here, we explain some common blood tests for cats and what they tell us about their health.

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Cat & Dog ECG

Cat & Dog ECG

Your vet wants your pet to have an ECG, but why? What conditions can ECG be helpful with? What will an ECG tell you and your vet about the health of your dog or cat? Read on to find the answers to these questions and more.

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What is Giardia in Dogs?

What is Giardia in Dogs?

Giardiasis is a condition seen in dogs, cats, and humans. Characterized by symptoms affecting the gastrointestinal tract, this condition is caused by the parasite giardia. Today, you will learn how giardia is spread and how pets with giardiasis are typically treated.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Dog Leptospirosis

A Comprehensive Guide to Dog Leptospirosis

The rising incidence of leptospirosis in dogs poses a threat not only to the health of our canine companions but also to us. Thankfully there is a way to protect your pup against lepto. Our Santa Cruz County vets explain.

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What can I give my dog for a urinary tract infection?

What can I give my dog for a urinary tract infection?

Urinary tract infections are a common health problem for our canine companions. In today's post, our Santa Cruz County vets explain some of the most common symptoms of UTIs in dogs, and what you can give your dog if they have a UTI.

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What You Need to Know About Vomiting in Dogs

What You Need to Know About Vomiting in Dogs

Vomiting is a common but troubling symptom in dogs, that every pet parent will find themselves dealing with at some point. But why is your dog vomiting? Is it normal? Our Santa Cruz County vets answer these questions and more.

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Your Guide to Hip Dysplasia Surgery for Dogs

Your Guide to Hip Dysplasia Surgery for Dogs

Hip dysplasia is a painful condition in dogs that can result in significantly restricted mobility, but surgery can often be used to treat hip dysplasia and restore comfortable mobility. Does your dog need hip dysplasia surgery? How much will it cost? Our  Santa Cruz County vets explain.

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Is my dog old?

Is my dog old?

Is your dog slowing down and looking a bit grey around the muzzle? Today, the veterinary team at our Santa Cruz County clinic discusses when a dog is considered senior, and how to care for your dog as they age.

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Your Guide to Parvo in Dogs

Your Guide to Parvo in Dogs

Few conditions are more dangerous to the health of our canine companions than parvovirus. Today our Santa Cruz County vets explain how this highly contagious condition is spread, the symptoms to watch for, and how to safeguard your pup against this deadly virus.

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