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

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How Often Should I Take My Dog to the Vet?

How Often Should I Take My Dog to the Vet?

You love your pup and want to give them their best chance at a long and happy life, that's where regular preventive veterinary care comes in. But exactly how often should you take your dog to the vet? Our Los Angeles vets explain...

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Fever in Dogs FAQ

Fever in Dogs FAQ

It can be challenging to know for sure if your dog has a fever. Today, our Los Angeles vets answer questions about how to detect a fever in dogs, what could be causing your pup's fever, associated symptoms and what to do.

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FAQ on Cat Rabies

FAQ on Cat Rabies

Rabies is a deadly virus that is very contagious for pets including cats. In this blog, our Los Angeles vets discuss the impact the rabies virus can have on cats including how common it is, its symptoms, and how it can be prevented.

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Dog Vaccines and Adverse Reactions

Dog Vaccines and Adverse Reactions

Typically the risk of your furry friend experiencing a severe negative reaction to a vaccine is marginal, and the benefits outweigh any risks in all but the most fringe situations. Today, our Los Angeles veterinarians explain how vaccines protect your dog from a number of serious conditions that can be difficult and expensive to treat.

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Scheduling Vaccines for Cats

Scheduling Vaccines for Cats

Our Los Angeles vets recommend following a judicious vaccination schedule to protect your kitten from a number of potentially deadly feline diseases. Vaccinations play a critical role in keeping cats healthy throughout their lifetime, so it's important to make sure they are protected.

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What Every Puppy Owner Needs to Know About Parvo in Puppies

What Every Puppy Owner Needs to Know About Parvo in Puppies

Parvovirus is a highly contagious often deadly virus that is spread between dogs through contact with infected dogs or contaminated objects such as bowls or toys. Puppies are especially vulnerable to parvo. Today our Los Angeles vets share facts about parvovirus that you need to know to help keep your four-legged friend healthy.

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Is it Possible for a Vaccinated Dog to Catch Rabies

Is it Possible for a Vaccinated Dog to Catch Rabies

The chances of a vaccinated dog contracting rabies are certainly low, but a rabies vaccination does not guarantee 100% protection. Today, the vets from Shatto Veterinary Center discuss rabies and what to do if you suspect your dog might have been exposed.

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How to Take Care of a Kitten: The Complete Guide

How to Take Care of a Kitten: The Complete Guide

When you are caring for a newborn kitten there are lots of things you will need to know, especially if they don't have a mother. Today our Los Angeles vets share with you how you can take care of a baby kitten that doesn't have a mother, what can go wrong as well as when you should take them to the vet for the first time.

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How Long Can I Leave My Dog at Home Alone?

How Long Can I Leave My Dog at Home Alone?

As much as you would love to stay home with your canine companion all day, it isn't always feasible because of work, school, or errands. That being said, you are probably wondering how long can you leave your dog alone and what they do all day when you are gone. Today, our Los Angeles vets answer these questions.

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Six Tips To Keep Your Dog Healthy

Six Tips To Keep Your Dog Healthy

Along with unending adoration, love and attention, there are basic steps that are must-haves when it comes to helping to ensure your dog's health.  We are here today to educate on those steps and help our readers be the best pet owners they can be. Today, our Los Angeles vets recommend SIX things you can do to help your dog along with having a long and healthy life.

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