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

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Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs

Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs

Unfortunately, kidney failure is a serious condition that commonly affects pets of all ages. It can be caused by many things, from illnesses to ingestion of toxins. In today's post, our vets in Sacramento share the signs and causes or acute kidney failure in dogs and what to expect after diagnosis.

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Should I get my dog microchipped?

Should I get my dog microchipped?

Along with parasite prevention and vaccinations, microchipping is another way to help keep your pet safe. It can also help you reunite with your beloved companion if you are separated. Here, our vets in Sacramento talk about the microchipping procedure and what to expect if your dog is microchipped.

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My Cat Won't Drink Water: What should I do?

My Cat Won't Drink Water: What should I do?

There are many reasons why your cat may not be drinking enough. Unfortunately, this can lead to serious complications like dehydration. Here, our veterinarians in Sacramento talk about why your cat won't drink water (or eat) and what to do if you suspect that your feline friend is dehydrated.

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Dog Wound Care: Complete Guide

Dog Wound Care: Complete Guide

Many injuries that your dog experiences will be minor and can be cared for at home while others will require veterinary care. Here, our Sacramento vets share the items you should keep in your doggy first-aid kit, how to care for dog wounds at home and when urgent care may be needed.

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Diarrhea in Cats: Common Causes & When It's Serious

Diarrhea in Cats: Common Causes & When It's Serious

When your cat's tummy isn't feeling great it can lead to uncomfortable symptoms that can quickly become dangerous. Our veterinarians in Sacramento share some of the potential causes of diarrhea in cats and when it may become a serious concern requiring urgent veterinary care.

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Teething Puppies: Tips & Tricks

Teething Puppies: Tips & Tricks

When puppies are teething, they will find anything and everything they can to sink their teeth into. This isn't to cause mischief. It's just their way of relieving the pain caused when the new teeth break through the gums. Today, our Sacramento vets talk about teething in puppies and what you can do to help ease some of the pain felt by your puppy as they teethe.

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Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Pests among pets can be fairly common. One of the most common are tiny mites that live inside the folds of your pet's ears. Here, our Sacramento vets discuss the causes of ear mites in cats, the symptoms they may experience, and how they can be treated.

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Rabies in Cats: Signs & Symptoms

Rabies in Cats: Signs & Symptoms

Rabies is a deadly virus that commonly affects animals across the United States. While this disease is serious and untreatable, it is also preventable. Here, our Sacramento vets talk about rabies in cats, preventing this disease, and how to tell if a cat has rabies.

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Cat Parvovirus Symptoms

Cat Parvovirus Symptoms

As pet parents, it's our job to protect our feline friends against a number of preventable, yet serious diseases such as parvo. Our Sacramento vets talk about the effects of parvovirus on cats, the symptoms and how vaccinations can help to keep them safe and healthy.

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High Blood Pressure in Dogs

High Blood Pressure in Dogs

While it may not be common, it is possible for our canine companions to develop hypertension (high blood pressure). Here, our Sacramento vets talk about the causes or high blood pressure in dogs, the symptoms to watch for and how it can be treated.

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