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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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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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What is an AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital?

What is an AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital?

At Kearny Mesa Veterinary Center, our team is proud to meet the rigorous veterinary service and care requirements needed to achieve accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

This serious condition can lead to heart failure, organ damage, severe lung disease and even death for pets in San Diego. Heartworm disease is typically diagnosed in dogs, cats and ferrets. Our vets explain why it's important to prevent this illness.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Because they can spread numerous serious diseases, ticks are dangerous to people and pets. Today, our San Diego vets explain how these external parasites thrive, including signs to beware of, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.

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What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

Many cat illnesses and their symptoms might worry you, and they can even turn fatal if left untreated for too long. Our vets in San Diego offer insight on signs and symptoms to beware of.

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