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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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Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

While they are a common external parasite, ear mites are highly contagious. They are more common in cats than dogs and are fairly easy to treat. Here, our Santa Cruz vets list symptoms, causes and treatments for ear mites in cats. 

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Vaccine Reactions in Dogs: Everything You Should Know

Vaccine Reactions in Dogs: Everything You Should Know

Typically the risk of your furry friend having a severe reaction to a vaccine is very low, and in most cases well worth the risk.  Vaccines protect your dog from a number of serious conditions that can be difficult and expensive to treat. Here our Santa Cruz vets share advice on how to handle a reaction to a vaccine.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Cat Rabies Vaccine

Everything You Need To Know About The Cat Rabies Vaccine

Rabies is an exceptionally dangerous virus that is fatal for cats and other pets, fortunately, it is entirely preventable. In today's post, our Santa Cruz vets explain the costs, scheduling, and side effects associated with getting your cat vaccinated against rabies.

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Why Is My Cat Breathing Heavy?

Why Is My Cat Breathing Heavy?

It is very common for dogs to pant to cool down, but it can be quite alarming when our cats do this and could be a sign of an underlying health issue. Our Santa Cruz vets provide some reasons your cat might be breathing heavy and when to seek medical care.

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My pet can't stand and keeps falling! What should I do?

My pet can't stand and keeps falling! What should I do?

If your dog or cat is staggering, stumbling, or falling over, it could be the result of a number of medical issues, including injury, stroke, poisoning, or an infection. In today's post, our Santa Cruz Vets explain some of the reasons why your cat or dog may not be able to stand or move normally.

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Is Bloody Diarrhea in Dogs an Emergency?

Is Bloody Diarrhea in Dogs an Emergency?

Our Santa Cruz vets understand that it can be alarming if your dog has bloody diarrhea. There are a number of reasons why bloody stool in dogs can occur. Today we share some of the causes and when to head to your vet's office.

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My Cat Won't Drink Water

My Cat Won't Drink Water

Staying hydrated is just as important for our pets ad it is for us. So what should you do if your cat won't drink water? Our Santa Cruz vets share some reasons why your cat may not be drinking and what to do.

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Cat Urinary Tract Infection: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Cat Urinary Tract Infection: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

The occurrence of urinary tract infections in cats is less than in dogs, but older cats can still experience a number of other urinary tract issues that cause similar symptoms. Today our Santa Cruz vets share the symptoms, causes, and treatments for urinary tract infections and diseases in cats.

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How To Help A Constipated Dog

How To Help A Constipated Dog

All dogs can become constipated regardless of breed, age or size. Constipation is actually one of the most common digestive issues our Santa Cruz vets see in dogs. Our vets offer some tips on what you should do if you think your dog is constipated.

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

You love your pet and want to be sure that the vet you choose has the right qualifications to provide the veterinary care that your animal needs. So what qualifications should you look for?

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