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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

You love your pet and want to make sure that the veterinarian you choose for them has the right qualifications and certifications to provide your pet with the care they need throughout their life. But what qualifications should you be looking for?

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What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

Pet insurance and wellness plans are two very different options available to pet owners to try and help make their companion's care more affordable. There are distinct benefits each offer, but it's important that you understand the differences between the two of them. Here, our Capitola vets explain some more about wellness plans and pet insurance. 

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious parasite-borne condition that can impact your pet's health, resulting in heart failure, lung disease and even death for dogs, cats or ferrets in the Capitola area. Here, our vets explain why the prevention of this disease is so important. 

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks are capable of spreading a number of quite serious diseases and, therefore, can be quite dangerous both to people and to pets. Here, our Capitola veterinarians explain the factors in the success of these parasites, what signs to beware of and how to keep them away from your family and your pet. 

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-borne diseases in the world. Here, our Capitola vets share some information with you about Lyme disease in your pet including what it is, what symptoms to keep an eye out for and your treatment options. 

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Getting your pet their yearly fecal exam at your vet's office is one of the best ways you can keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecal exams give your vet an opportunity to check for intestinal parasites before a more serious condition arises. 

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Fleas are one of the most common external parasites in the world and are capable of making your pet absolutely miserable. If they aren't promptly treated, they may even lead to infectious diseases for more serious health issues. Here, our Capitola vets explain the early signs fo fleas and what to do if your pet has them.

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