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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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Can a cat have asthma?

Can a cat have asthma?

Our emergency and specialist vets at Pacific & Santa Cruz Veterinary Specialists often see cats struggling to breathe properly due to asthma. In today's post we explain the symptoms of asthma in cats, and what you should do if your cat is having an asthma attack.

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Hyperthyroidism in Dogs FAQ

Hyperthyroidism in Dogs FAQ

While relatively rare in dogs, hyperthyroidism is a serious health concern that requires fast treatment in order to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes. Today our Santa Cruz vets answer basic questions about hyperthyroidism in dogs.

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High Fever in Dogs - Causes & Symptoms

High Fever in Dogs - Causes & Symptoms

It can be difficult to know for sure if your dog has a fever. In today's blog, our Santa Cruz vets explain how to detect a fever in dogs, as well as what symptoms you should be on the lookout for.

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My Cat Sleeps Constantly!

My Cat Sleeps Constantly!

Staying hydrated is essential for pets as well as people. 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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Help! My Cat Won't Drink Water!

Help! My Cat Won't Drink Water!

Staying hydrated is essential for pets as well as people. 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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Digestive Issues in Dogs

Digestive Issues in Dogs

An upset stomach is a leading surface level cause of dogs needing a trip to see the veterinarian, but a litany of underlying conditions running the full gamut of severity from mild to life-threatening could be responsible for their upset tummy. Today, our Santa Cruz internal medicine veterinary specialists are here to talk about the most common digestive and gastrointestinal issues in dogs.

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What Pet Owners Can Do About Constipation in Dogs

What Pet Owners Can Do About Constipation in Dogs

Constipation in dogs may seem like a minor problem but it can be life-threatening depending on the cause. Here, our Santa Cruz veterinary team offers advice on what to do if your dog is constipated.

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Why is my dog panting at night?

Why is my dog panting at night?

Have you been noticing your dog panting at night, even when they haven't been playing or exercising? In this blog, our Santa Cruz vets share some potential reasons why your dog may be panting excessively and when panting is cause for a trip to the vet.

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Help! My Cat Won't Eat & I Don't Know What To Do!

Help! My Cat Won't Eat & I Don't Know What To Do!

You may think of your cat as just cuddly but carrying just a few extra ounces can make a big difference to your cat's overall health and longevity. In today's blog our Santa Cruz vets explain how you can tell if your cat is overweight.

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I Think My Cat Might Be Overweight - How can I tell?

I Think My Cat Might Be Overweight - How can I tell?

You may think of your cat as just cuddly but carrying just a few extra ounces can make a big difference to your cat's overall health and longevity. In today's blog our Santa Cruz vets explain how you can tell if your cat is overweight.

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