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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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Ear Hematoma Surgery for Cats

Ear Hematoma Surgery for Cats

Today our Santa Cruz vets explain a little about ear hematomas in cats and the surgery used to treat this condition.

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FHO Surgery For Dogs

FHO Surgery For Dogs

FHO surgery can be an effective way to treat painful hip problems in smaller dogs. Here, our team of Santa Cruz veterinary surgeons discuss how FHO surgery could help to restore your dog's mobility and what's involved in this common surgical procedure.

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Dog Hip Dysplasia Surgery - Cost & Recovery

Dog Hip Dysplasia Surgery - Cost & Recovery

Hip dysplasia is a painful condition in dogs characterized by the abnormal formation of one or both hips. Below, our Santa Cruz vets explain more about hip dysplasia in dogs, its symptoms and the surgeries used to treat this painful condition.

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What breed of dog is most likely to get cancer?

What breed of dog is most likely to get cancer?

The truth is that cancer can strike any breed of dog, but there are certain purebred varieties that appear to have an increased predisposition for specific forms of cancer. Our Santa Cruz vets discuss dog breeds and that may face an increased risk of some cancers.

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Tips To Keep Your Pet Healthy & Happy

Tips To Keep Your Pet Healthy & Happy

Keeping your pet healthy and happy is a big responsibility but it doesn't have to be hard. Simply provide your pet with lots of love and attention and follow these 11 easy tips from our Santa Cruz vets.

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Osteosarcoma in Dogs - A Pet Parent's Guide

Osteosarcoma in Dogs - A Pet Parent's Guide

Osteosarcoma is a painful and aggressive bone cancer seen in dogs that must be detected and treated in its very earliest stages in order to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes. Here, our Santa Cruz vets discuss the symptoms and treatments for this common bone cancer in dogs.

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Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs - Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs - Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Congestive heart failure is a relatively common condition in dogs that can often be characterized by coughing, breathing difficulties, and other troubling symptoms. Today, our Pacific & Santa Cruz Veterinary Specialists vets discuss the causes of congestive heart failure, symptoms to watch for, and available treatment options.

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What causes seizures in dogs?

What causes seizures in dogs?

Seizures can occur in dogs due to a number of factors ranging from heat exhaustion to epilepsy. To help you to understand more about seizures in dogs our Santa Cruz vets explain some of the most common causes and how to tell if your dog is having a seizure.

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Lymphoma in Cats - Treatment & Symptoms

Lymphoma in Cats - Treatment & Symptoms

Lymphoma is a cancer that our Santa Cruz vets often see in cats. Lymphoma affects specific white blood cells in the cat's body called lymphocytes. Today we discuss the types of lymphoma seen in cats, how they are diagnosed and how they are treated. 

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Pet ICU - Critical Care for Dogs & Cats

Pet ICU - Critical Care for Dogs & Cats

Much like intensive care units for people, ICU for pets provides critically ill or injured dogs and cats with intensive often life-saving veterinary care. In today's post, our Santa Cruz veterinary specialists discuss the role of pet ICU and when a pet may require critical care.

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