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Does My Indoor Cat Want A Cat Friend?

Does My Indoor Cat Want A Cat Friend?

Although cats have a reputation for being solitary creatures, they are gregarious animals who thrive on building intimate ties with other animals. Today, our Sacramento vets discuss getting another cat if you already have one, and how to introduce them to each other.

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How Long are Cats Pregnant?

How Long are Cats Pregnant?

If you have a female cat that is still intact and she has access to other male cats then at some point you will most likely be expecting kittens. But what should you know about pregnancy in cats? Our Sacramento vets talk about what happens when your kitty is expecting and how long you cat will be pregnant.

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CT Scans, X Rays and Other Diagnostic Imaging For Your Dog or Cat

CT Scans, X Rays and Other Diagnostic Imaging For Your Dog or Cat

When your pet is feeling unwell or experiencing an injury then your vet will utilize a variety of tools, such as diagnostic imaging, in order to determine the cause. Our Sacramento vets talk about the types of diagnostic imaging, such as CT scans and x rays and how they help diagnose your cat or dog.

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Blood Tests For Dogs: What They Tell Us

Blood Tests For Dogs: What They Tell Us

If you have a healthy pet and your vet has recommended that they perform a blood test on your dog, you may wonder if it is necessary. Our Sacramento vets talk about the benefits of blood tests for dogs and why your vet may recommend this diagnostic testing at regular intervals.

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Pet Care: Why My Dog Needs a Urinalysis

Pet Care: Why My Dog Needs a Urinalysis

Part of your pet's routine veterinary care will be standard diagnostic testing that can provide great insight into your dog or cat's overall health. Today, our Sacramento vets will share some information about urinalysis for dogs and cats, a diagnostic test that can reveal conditions affecting your pet's overall health.

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Why Are Routine Cat and Dog Checkups Important?

Why Are Routine Cat and Dog Checkups Important?

During routine exams, your vet will check for early symptoms of illness, internal damage and other serious conditions that should be addressed. Our vets in Sacramento talk about routine dog and cat exams and how vet checkups can help your pet stay healthy.

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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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Common Injuries to Dogs That Require Emergency Treatment

Common Injuries to Dogs That Require Emergency Treatment

No matter the situation, an animal emergency is one of the biggest fears for pet parents. But how do you know if urgent care is needed? Our Sacramento vets talk about some common dog injuries and when you should bring them in for emergency vet care.

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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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