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Our Capitola veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat hernias generally aren't serious and can be repaired with surgery. Today, our Capitola vets describe different types of hernias in cats and offer insight into what you can expect if your cat has hernia surgery.

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Signs of Pain / Discomfort in Dogs

Signs of Pain / Discomfort in Dogs

No one should want to see their dog suffering from pain or discomfort. In this post, our Capitola explain how dogs deal with pain, how they show pain or discomfort, how to know when your dog is suffering, and when they might require urgent care. 

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Why Are Regular Veterinary Checkups Important?

Why Are Regular Veterinary Checkups Important?

During routine exams, your vet will check for early symptoms of illness, internal damage, and other serious medical conditions. Our vets in Capitola explain why regular veterinary checkups are essential.

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Best Guard Dog Breeds For Your Family

Best Guard Dog Breeds For Your Family

If you'd like a dog that will be loyal and affectionate while protecting you and the people you love, read on. Today, our Capitola vets discuss some dog breeds that are well-suited to be guard dogs for families.

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How Do I Choose A Cold-Weather Dog House?

How Do I Choose A Cold-Weather Dog House?

If your dog spends most of their days (and some nights) outside, you’ll want to invest in a winter dog house to keep your pooch comfortable during cold weather. Our Capitola vets share how to choose the best dog house for cold weather, and offer three possible solutions.

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How Often Should I Take My Dog To The Vet?

How Often Should I Take My Dog To The Vet?

We know that you love your dog and want to provide them with their best chance at a long and happy life; that's where regular preventive veterinary care comes in. Our Capitola vets discuss how often to take your dog for a checkup.

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Can Dogs Get Cavities?

Can Dogs Get Cavities?

Dental health issues in dogs can be just as troublesome as they are in people. If you've ever had one or more dental cavities, you know they can be painful. Dogs can develop cavities too and today, our Capitola vets explain the causes, symptoms and treatments of cavities in dogs.

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15 Cute Cat Breeds For Your And Your Family

15 Cute Cat Breeds For Your And Your Family

If you're looking for a cat for your family, you might be wondering about the cutest cat breeds that will cuddle with your family for a long time to come. Today, our Capitola vets share more about 15 of their favorite cute cat breeds.

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Senior Dog Care: Tips For Making Your Pet Happy And Healthy

Senior Dog Care: Tips For Making Your Pet Happy And Healthy

If your dog is 'getting on' in years, there are several things to keep in mind for your aging pooch. Today our Capitola vets discuss senior dogs, their needs, and what you can do to help your pet live out their golden years happily.

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What To Expect When Your Cat Is Expecting: Pregnancy in Cats

What To Expect When Your Cat Is Expecting: Pregnancy in Cats

Our Capitola vets get a fair number of questions from pet parents about how to tell if their cat is pregnant, and what to do if she is. Read on for ways to tell if your cat is going to have kittens, and how to plan and prepare. 

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