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Why is my Cat Breathing Heavy & What Can I Do

Why is my Cat Breathing Heavy & What Can I Do

While dogs often pant to cool down, this is a much less common behavior in cats and can be a symptom of an underlying health issue. Our Sacramento vets share some of the reasons your cat might be panting or breathing heavily, and when to seek emergency care for your pet.

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Pet First Aid Guide: How to Give Your Dog or Cat First Aid

Pet First Aid Guide: How to Give Your Dog or Cat First Aid

While your pet won't require veterinary care in all situations, there will be some injuries that they should receive care for and quickly. Here our Sacramento vets talk about pet first aid and what you can do to help your dog or cat in an emergency.

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Constipation in Dogs: Is This an Emergency?

Constipation in Dogs: Is This an Emergency?

Constipation in dogs is one of the most common ailments we see in dogs and it can affect all dogs regardless of breed or size. Here, our vets in Sacramento discuss constipation in dogs and when it may be an emergency.

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Heatstroke in Dogs & Cats: Treatment & Prevention

Heatstroke in Dogs & Cats: Treatment & Prevention

While your pet can feel warm at any time, it is particularly common during the summer months for our furry companions to risk overheating. Today our Sacramento vets share the signs of heatstroke in dogs and cats as well as how to prevent or treat this potentially serious condition.

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My Dog Ate Gum: What To Do

My Dog Ate Gum: What To Do

It's no secret that dogs love to chew and eat things that they sometimes shouldn't. Today, our Elkhorn-Walerga Animal Hospital vets talk about what to do if your dog ate gum and when you should bring them in to see your veterinarian.

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What You Should Know About Dog ACL Surgery

What You Should Know About Dog ACL Surgery

While the cranial cruciate ligament or CCL on dogs is commonly referred to as the ACL or just cruciate, they all speak of the same bit of tissue that joins the upper and lower leg bones at the dog's knee. Today, our Sacramento vets discuss ACL injuries and the three main types of ACL surgery for dogs.  

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What Pet Parents Should Know About the Rabies Vaccine

What Pet Parents Should Know About the Rabies Vaccine

You may have heard your pet should have the rabies vaccine, but how much do you know about it? Our Sacramento vets discuss why the rabies vaccine should be administered to cats and dogs, when and how often, potential side effects and other facts about these dog and cat vaccinations. 

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Cushing's Disease in Dogs - Cause, Symptoms and Treatment

Cushing's Disease in Dogs - Cause, Symptoms and Treatment

If your dog experiences the symptoms of Cushing's disease, it can cause severe and potentially life-threatening complications. Our Sacramento vets discuss the causes Cushing's disease in dogs, as well as the frequently seen symptoms and how it can be treated.

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Symptoms, Causes & Treatment of Anemia in Dogs

Symptoms, Causes & Treatment of Anemia in Dogs

While we always hope that our pets will stay happy and healthy, sometimes they may be affected by a variety of conditions. One condition that could affect your dog is anemia. Today our Sacramento vets discuss the various types of anemia in dogs, what the most common symptoms and causes are as well as how they can be treated.

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Anaplasmosis in Dogs, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Anaplasmosis in Dogs, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Anaplasmosis is a serious disease that is spread by the black-legged deer tick which can be found all across the US. Today, our Sacramento vets discuss what anaplasmosis in dogs is and how it is transmitted along with information about the treatment and prevention of this disease.

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