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Our Santa Cruz veterinary team is here to share helpful tips and advice in order to keep your pets healthy and happy, from their first year to their golden years. 

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Cat Hernia Surgery: What To Consider

Cat Hernia Surgery: What To Consider

Often times cat hernias aren't serious and can be repaired with surgery if spotted early. Today, our Santa Cruz vets what you can expect if your cat has hernia surgery.

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Dog Hip Dysplasia Surgery

Dog Hip Dysplasia Surgery

Signs of hip dysplasia in dogs can look as simple as pain or discomfort when exercising, it’s important to get checked right away. Our Santa Cruz vets describe symptoms, causes and surgical treatment for this condition.

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Why Your Dog Won't Eat

Why Your Dog Won't Eat

Is your dog refusing to eat their food? If so you're likely to be a little concerned. Our Santa Cruz vets share a few of the possible reasons why your dog is not eating, and what you should do.

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Is Your Cat Overweight

Is Your Cat Overweight

Although you may think your feline friend is just extra cuddly, carrying even a few extra ounces can make a big difference to your cat's health. Our Santa Cruz vets explain how you can tell if you have an overweight cat.

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Does My Bird Like Being Pet?

Does My Bird Like Being Pet?

Every pet bird is different, some are more affectionate than others and they might be making you wonder if they like being pet. Our Santa Cruz vets explain how you can pet a bird, and answer other common questions.

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Is A Turtle Considered A Reptile?

Is A Turtle Considered A Reptile?

Is a turtle a reptile? The short answer is yes. But what about a turtle makes it a reptile? Today, our Santa Cruz vets answer your questions.

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How Often Should Your Bunny Go To The Vet

How Often Should Your Bunny Go To The Vet

You want to make sure your bunny receives the care they need to live a long and healthy life. In this blog, our Santa Cruz vets share how often you should be taking your bunny to the vet and discuss the importance of routine exams.

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Best Reptiles For Beginners

Best Reptiles For Beginners

Reptiles are excellent pets, but they have certain requirements that cats and dogs do not. When adopting a reptile you need to understand the requirements to determine whether it is appropriate for you and your home. Our Santa Cruz vets list the best reptiles for beginners.

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Signs Of Joint Pain In Dogs

Signs Of Joint Pain In Dogs

Joint pain is very common in dogs of all ages. It will start to affect their quality of life if left untreated and can develop into serious conditions and injuries. Joint pain in dogs can be challenging to spot so our Santa Cruz vets walk you through the types, causes, and treatments. 

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Osteoarthritis is a progressive, degenerative condition in dogs. There's no cure for this painful condition, however, our Santa Cruz vets can provide treatments that may help manage symptoms and allow your dog to enjoy a good quality of life as they age.

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