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FHO Surgery for Cats - What it Is & How Much it Costs

FHO Surgery for Cats - What it Is & How Much it Costs

FHO surgery can be an effective and cost-effective treatment for cats with painful hip problems. Read on to learn more about the FHO process, what to expect as your cat recovers from FHO surgery and how much you can expect to pay for this procedure.

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Symptoms of Lung Cancer in Dogs

Symptoms of Lung Cancer in Dogs

Our oncology team at Pacific & Santa Cruz Veterinary Specialists provides advanced diagnosis and care for dogs with cancer. In today's post, we delve into the topic of lung cancer in dogs, including signs and treatment options.

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Diet For Cats With Hyperthyroidism

Diet For Cats With Hyperthyroidism

When your cat's body overproduces thyroid hormones—hyperthyroidism—your kitty is at risk of developing a number of serious health issues. Today, our Santa Cruz vets explain more about hyperthyroidism in cats and how it can be treated with dietary changes. 

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Your Guide to Dog Ear Hematoma Surgery Cost & More

Your Guide to Dog Ear Hematoma Surgery Cost & More

Does your dog have a painful lump or swelling on their ear? It could be an ear hematoma. While this condition is common in our canine companions, ear hematomas do require veterinary care, and in most cases surgery to correct. Our  Santa Cruz vets explain.

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Comprehensive Guide to Cataract Surgery for Dogs

Comprehensive Guide to Cataract Surgery for Dogs

Do your pup's eyes look cloudy? Does their vision seem to be deteriorating? Cataracts could be the problem. When diagnosed early, cataract surgery for dogs can often be successful in restoring your good vision. Our Santa Cruz vets explain.

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Pneumonia - Dog Symptoms, Types & Treatments

Pneumonia - Dog Symptoms, Types & Treatments

Pneumonia in dogs is a common canine respiratory condition, but what exactly is pneumonia? Are there different types? What symptoms should pet parents watch for? Our Santa Cruz vets answer your questions about pneumonia in dogs.

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ACL Injuries & Surgery for Dogs

ACL Injuries & Surgery for Dogs

The ACL, or Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL), is a vital ligament in a dog's knee that stabilizes the joint during movement. Our Santa Cruz vets explain why surgery is typically the most effective way to restore your dog's pain-free mobility.

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Mastitis in Dogs - Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Mastitis in Dogs - Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Mastitis is a serious condition seen in pregnant and nursing dogs that requires treatment by a veterinarian as quickly as possible. Today, we discuss the symptoms, causes and treatment of mastitis in female dogs.

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Cat Diarrhea - Possible Causes & Treatments

Cat Diarrhea - Possible Causes & Treatments

Recurrent or ongoing diarrhea in cats is typically a sign of an underlying health concern that should be investigated by your veterinarian. Here, our Santa Cruz vets discuss some common causes of cat diarrhea and when a vet appointment should be booked.

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Hypertension - Symptoms of High Blood Pressure in Dogs

Hypertension - Symptoms of High Blood Pressure in Dogs

Did you know that dogs, like people, can suffer from high blood pressure? In fact, some breeds have a genetically increased risk of developing hypertension. Here, our Santa Cruz vets discuss high blood pressure and the signs/symptoms you should recognize.

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