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

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X-Rays for Dogs

X-Rays for Dogs

Your dog has an X-ray (radiograph) coming up. You may be wondering about the process during the appointment and how you can prepare. In this post, our Stockton vets explain what you can expect when you take your dog for an X-ray. 

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ECG for Cats & Dogs

ECG for Cats & Dogs

In this post, our Stockton vets discuss ECGs for dogs and cats, when your vet will order one and how to understand your pet's results.

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Ultrasound for Dogs & Cats: What Pet Owners Want to Know

Ultrasound for Dogs & Cats: What Pet Owners Want to Know

Your vet just told you your cat or dog needs an ultrasound. If you're wondering what an ultrasound is and how it can help your vet, you're reading the right post. Here, our Stockton veterinarians explain how veterinary ultrasound scans are done.

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What is a Pet Endoscopy, and Why is it Important?

What is a Pet Endoscopy, and Why is it Important?

The purpose of a veterinary endoscopy procedure is to identify the underlying cause of symptoms such as loss of appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain or swelling, vomiting, or diarrhea in cats and dogs. In this post, our Stockton veterinarians discuss this diagnostic test. 

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Nutrition, Skin & Dogs

Nutrition, Skin & Dogs

A dog's diet can significantly impact the quality of their skin and coat. Here, our Stockton veterinarians explain how your dog's nutrition and the health of their coat and skin are connected. 

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Senior Dog Nose Dripping: Causes, Care & Comfort

Senior Dog Nose Dripping: Causes, Care & Comfort

As your dog gets older, health issues that haven't been a problem previously may arise. If you've noticed that your senior dog's nose is dripping, you're not alone. Here, our vets in Stockton explain why this might be happening and offer solutions to help ease your concerns.

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Weight Loss in Older Dogs: When to Worry

Weight Loss in Older Dogs: When to Worry

As your dog reaches their senior years, you'll likely notice changes in their health and behavior. While some of these changes are normal, others may cause concern, such as sudden weight loss. Today, our Stockton vets discuss weight loss in older dogs and when you should be concerned. 

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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 dog deeply and do everything you can to help them live a long, happy life. However, you might wonder how often you should take your dog to the vet for a checkup. Our Stockton vets answer this common question.

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What Age is a Dog Considered a Senior?

What Age is a Dog Considered a Senior?

Dogs' health and nutritional needs will naturally evolve as they grow older. In this post, our Stockton vets discuss the age at which dogs are considered seniors, and the care they'll need to keep them happy and healthy in their golden years. 

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What Is Giardia in Dogs?

What Is Giardia in Dogs?

Giardia is a parasitic infection that can cause issues for dogs, cats and even humans if they become infected. Today, our Stockton vets talk about what it is, and how it can be treated. 

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