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Our San Diego veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Weight Loss In Older Dogs: When To Worry

Weight Loss In Older Dogs: When To Worry

What causes weight loss in older dogs? When should you be concerned about an old dog losing weight? Our San Diego vets answer these and other questions in this post. 

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How old is a senior cat?

How old is a senior cat?

Wondering whether your cat is a senior, and what it means if they are? Today our San Diego vets discuss at what age a cat is considered senior, how to spot signs of aging, and the special care requirements of an elderly cat.

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Why does my dog or cat need a rabies vaccine?

Why does my dog or cat need a rabies vaccine?

Wondering whether getting your dog or cat vaccinated against rabies is worth the hassle? The fact is that in most US states pets must be kept up-to-date on their rabies shots, but equally important is the fact that one day that vaccine could save your pet's life. Our San Diego vets explain. 

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Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Our San Diego vets understand that repeated appointments for your puppy's vaccines - and adult dog booster shots - may seem inconvenient, but following this puppy vaccination schedule is the best way to protect your pup from a host of potentially deadly diseases.

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Vaccine Reactions in Dogs & Puppies

Vaccine Reactions in Dogs & Puppies

Vaccinations protect your dog from a variety of serious illnesses, but owners are often concerned about the possibility of vaccine-induced adverse reactions. Today, our San Diego veterinarians discuss the most common vaccination reactions in dogs, as well as what to do if your dog has a reaction to their shots.

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Ear Mites in Cats & How They Are Treated

Ear Mites in Cats & How They Are Treated

Ear mites irritate your cat's ears and skin, often resulting in infections, excessive itching, scratching and other health issues. Thankfully ear mites are relatively easy to treat. Today, our San Diego vets explain the symptoms, causes and treatments for ear mites in cats. 

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Hookworm in Dogs: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Hookworm in Dogs: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Hookworms cause gastrointestinal upset in otherwise healthy adult dogs but can be fatal for puppies. Today, our San Diego vets share facts about hookworms in dogs and how these problematic parasites can be treated or prevented.

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How often should I take my cat to the vet?

How often should I take my cat to the vet?

You love your feline family member and want them to live a long and healthy life, so how often should you take your cat to the vet? Here's what our San Diego vets recommend for cats at each stage of their lifecycle.

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My dog keeps stopping on walks, what should I do?

My dog keeps stopping on walks, what should I do?

You want to ensure that your pup gets the exercise they should, but every time you head out on a walk your dog stops and refuses to go on. It's a frustrating issue faced by many pet parents. In today's post, our vets explain some reasons why dogs stop and what you can do to help get your pooch moving again.

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What To Bring To Your Pet's Preventive Care Exam

What To Bring To Your Pet's Preventive Care Exam

Preventive care exams for pets are like 'checkups' for people - designed to prevent illness, provide nutritional and lifestyle advice, and spot the earliest signs of developing health problems. Today our San Diego vets explain how to prepare for your pet's preventive care exam.

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