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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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Kidney Failure in Cats - A Pet Parent's Guide

Kidney Failure in Cats - A Pet Parent's Guide

Your cat's kidneys play a key role in keeping your feline healthy. In today's post, our Santa Cruz vets explain kidney failure in cats, potential causes, symptoms and available treatment options.

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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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