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Old Dog Care: How to Make an Old Dog Happy and Comfortable

Old Dog Care: How to Make an Old Dog Happy and Comfortable

If your dog is 'getting up there' in years, there are a number of things to keep in mind for your aging pooch. Today, our Los Angeles vets discuss how to take care of a senior dog, their needs, and what you can do to help your pet live out their golden years happily. 

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Cataract Surgery For Dogs - What to Expect

Cataract Surgery For Dogs - What to Expect

Cataracts are a fairly common eye condition in dogs, leading to blurred vision and eventual blindness if left untreated, but surgery can often help to restore a pet's sight. Here, our Los Angeles vets share more about cataract surgery for dogs.

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How Old Do Kittens Have to Be to Get Fixed?

How Old Do Kittens Have to Be to Get Fixed?

By having your cat spayed or neutered, you're preventing more than just the birth of unwanted kittens. You'll also be protecting them from a range of serious health conditions. Here, our Los Angeles veterinary team discusses the benefits of having your kitten spayed or neutered, and the best age to have your four-legged friend fixed. 

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Signs & Symptoms of Pneumonia in Dogs

Signs & Symptoms of Pneumonia in Dogs

Although it's not a condition that most pet parents think about, pneumonia in dogs is relatively common. While many dogs recover well from pneumonia the conditions can be a serious health concern for dogs that are senior, immunocompromised, or very young. Our Los Angeles vets explain more about how pneumonia could affect your dog.

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How Long Does Puppy Teething Last? A Guide to Help Your Teething Puppy

How Long Does Puppy Teething Last? A Guide to Help Your Teething Puppy

For puppy owners, teething can be a challenging time. Our four-legged babies who are teething frequently chew on forbidden objects, such as accessible toes or favorite shoes. Today, our Los Angeles veterinarians offer guidance on how to lessen your puppy's suffering and help him or her get through this trying time.

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Common Cat Dental Problems

Common Cat Dental Problems

Dental problems can cause your cat significant pain, and lead to other health issues. Today, our Los Angeles veterinary team explains how to spot dental health problems in your cat, what the most common dental diseases are in cats, and how these issues can be prevented or treated.

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Dog Allergic Dermatitis: What Can You Do About It?

Dog Allergic Dermatitis: What Can You Do About It?

At Shatto Veterinary Center, we often see dogs with "hot spots" or allergic dermatitis (also called atopic dermatitis). Dogs often develop these skin conditions when they are exposed to an allergen. In this post, our Los Angeles vets discuss ways you can recognize the different types of allergic dermatitis in dogs and how they are treated.

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When do Newborn Baby Kittens Open Their Eyes and Start Walking?

When do Newborn Baby Kittens Open Their Eyes and Start Walking?

Cats are the second most popular pet in the United States, and the majority of pet parents begin caring for them as kittens. Today, our Los Angeles veterinarians discuss when newborn kittens open their eyes and other early development tips.

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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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