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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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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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How to Tell if Your Cat Is Sick: Signs & Symptoms

How to Tell if Your Cat Is Sick: Signs & Symptoms

Cats often conceal signs of illness. However, it's important to know if they may not be feeling well as early as possible so their symptoms can be treated. Today, our Stockton vets share some insights into how to tell if your cat may be feeling sick or uncomfortable. 

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Annual Cat Vaccines & Shots: What Your Cat Needs & When

Annual Cat Vaccines & Shots: What Your Cat Needs & When

Vaccinations are an essential component of your cat's preventive care and offer your feline friend protection against many serious diseases and illnesses. In this post, our Stockton vets list which shots your kitten will need, and the annual vaccines your cat will require.

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What is the Best Dog Food for Senior Dogs?

What is the Best Dog Food for Senior Dogs?

You understand that a nutritious diet is important for maintaining your senior dog's good health, but with so many brands to pick from, choosing the best food for your older dog can feel daunting. Here, our Stockton vets offer a few tips to help you make an informed choice.  

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How to Care for a Cat With a Urinary Tract Infection or Disease

How to Care for a Cat With a Urinary Tract Infection or Disease

While urinary tract infections in cats are not especially common, when they do occur, it's typically in senior cats or cats with another condition afflicting their urinary tract in addition to the infection. Today, our Stockton vets explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for urinary tract infections and diseases in cats. 

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Fever in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

Fever in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

Fever in dogs can be difficult to detect. In this post, our Stockton vets explain how to detect a fever in dogs, in addition to the causes, symptoms, and what you need to know to care for your pet. 

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How to Tell if a Cat Has a Broken Leg

How to Tell if a Cat Has a Broken Leg

Whether they remain indoors or venture outdoors, cats are at risk of accidents. Here, our  Stockton vets will guide you on how to identify whether your cat has a broken leg and the steps you can take to have it treated. 

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My Pet Can't Stand & Keeps Falling - Possible Causes & What to Do

My Pet Can't Stand & Keeps Falling - Possible Causes & What to Do

Have you noticed your dog or cat staggering, stumbling or falling over? One or more underlying medical issues may be to blame, including infection, injury, stroke or poisoning. Our Stockton vets discuss why you should bring your pet to an animal hospital as soon as possible.

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Vomiting in Dogs

Vomiting in Dogs

Today, our Stockton vets share what you should know about vomiting in dogs and what to do if your dog is vomiting.

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