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Our Santa Cruz team of veterinary professionals share information to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Cat Hernia Surgery Cost & Recovery

Cat Hernia Surgery Cost & Recovery

When cat hernias are detected early they generally aren’t too serious and can be repaired with surgery. Today, our Santa Cruz vets describe various types of hernias seen in cats and provide insight into what to expect from your cat's hernia surgery.

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TPLO Surgery & Your Dog

TPLO Surgery & Your Dog

TPLO is a surgery commonly recommended by our Santa Cruz vets to help restore normal mobility to dogs suffering from painful cranial cruciate ligament injuries. Today, we explain more about this effective knee surgery for dogs.

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Signs of Cancer in Cats & Common Types

Signs of Cancer in Cats & Common Types

Many cases of cancer in cats go undetected until the condition becomes more advanced, but spotting and treating cancer early gives your pet their best shot at a good outcome. That's why it's important to know the signs of cancer in cats and see your Santa Cruz vet right away if your cat begins displaying symptoms. 

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Steps to Take When Your Dog Has Cancer

Steps to Take When Your Dog Has Cancer

If your dog has been diagnosed with cancer, you are bound to be feeling overwhelmed and have loads of questions. Today, our Santa Cruz specialist vets lay out some steps you could take to gain a calmer perspective and a clear understanding of what to expect from your dog's cancer journey. 

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Spotting The Signs of Heatstroke in Dogs

Spotting The Signs of Heatstroke in Dogs

Heatstroke can be fatal for our canine companions so knowing the signs of heatstroke could save your pet's life. Today our Santa Cruz vets explain heatstroke in dogs, the symptoms to watch for, and how to prevent it.

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Common Types of Cancer in Dogs

Common Types of Cancer in Dogs

Our Santa Cruz vets understand how upsetting it can be to find a new lump or bump on your dog. And while not all lumps will turn out to be cancer there are a few types of cancer that are commonly seen in dogs. Here are just a few.

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What to Expect From Your Pet's Soft Tissue or Orthopedic Surgery

What to Expect From Your Pet's Soft Tissue or Orthopedic Surgery

Veterinary surgery is performed on pets to treat health conditions, repair injuries, and help limit the birth of unwanted cats and dogs. But what's the difference between orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries, and how can you help your pet recover after surgery? Our Santa Cruz vets explain.   

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Symptoms of Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs & How It's Treated

Symptoms of Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs & How It's Treated

Laryngeal paralysis is a serious condition seen in dogs that causes the sides of your dog's windpipe to be sucked into the opening as they attempt to breathe in. Tragically, in severe cases, laryngeal paralysis can lead to suffocation, but treatment is available. Our Santa Cruz vets explain more.

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Cat Laryngitis Symptoms & Treatments

Cat Laryngitis Symptoms & Treatments

Is your cat's meow sounding scratchy and strange? Or have they lost their voice altogether? Cat laryngitis can occur due to a number of underlying conditions. Our Santa Cruz vets explain the symptoms, causes and treatments for laryngitis in cats.

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Signs of Kennel Cough in Dogs

Signs of Kennel Cough in Dogs

You have likely heard of it before, but what is kennel cough in dogs, and what are the symptoms? Today, our Santa Cruz vets discuss the symptoms, causes and treatments for kennel cough in dogs.

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