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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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Aural Hematoma in Cats: When is Surgery Needed?

Aural Hematoma in Cats: When is Surgery Needed?

If your cat develops an ear hematoma, you may be concerned and wonder how to help. In this post, our Capitola vets discuss what causes aural hematomas in cats, in addition to symptoms and treatment options.

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C-Section for Dogs: Everything You Should Know

C-Section for Dogs: Everything You Should Know

Watching your dog give birth can be an incredible - and emotional - moment for both you and your pet. But what if your dog needs a c-section? Today, our Capitola vets share everything you need to know about potential birth complications in dogs, how a c-section can help and how to prepare for the procedure.

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Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

Of all the injuries dogs can get in their knees, cruciate ligament tears are the most common. Today, our Capitola vets explain what a cruciate ligament rupture is in dogs and how it can be treated with surgery.

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Deciding on the Best Method of Artificial Insemination

Deciding on the Best Method of Artificial Insemination

You want your dog to have a set of puppies of their own but either traditional breeding hasn’t worked or you want to optimize the chance of breeding your female dog. Here, our Capitola vets discuss the various methods of artificial insemination for your dog.

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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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