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

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Surgery For Dog Hip Dysplasia

Surgery For Dog Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia describes an abnormality in how one or both of your dog's hips form that can occur in any breed. This condition causes discomfort and pain when exercising, or even just changing position. Here, our Oakland vets explain some more about hip dysplasia, its symptoms and what surgical treatments are available to treat it.

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Laser Spay vs Traditional Spay

Laser Spay vs Traditional Spay

Having your female cat or dog spayed is both a loving and responsible thing to do for them. But when you are having the surgery done on your companion, should you have it done with a laser or using traditional methods? Here, our Oakland vets share some more info you should know about spaying your pet.

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IVDD In Dogs: Symptoms and Treatments

IVDD In Dogs: Symptoms and Treatments

IVDD—or intervertebral disc disease—is a degenerative condition affecting the spinal cord of your dog and causing a host of painful issues with mobility. Our Oakland veterinarians are here to explain IVDD in pets, including its diagnosis and treatment. 

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Does Your Dog Need A C-section?

Does Your Dog Need A C-section?

Emergency c-sections can be performed on dogs who are in labor when things aren't going smoothly. In some cases, though, your vet may recommend an elective c-section if your pup faces an increased risk of complications from their labor. Here, our Oakland vets take a look at how you can tell whether or not your dog needs a c-section.

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TPLO Surgery for Dogs

TPLO Surgery for Dogs

One of the most common reasons for a dog to undergo surgery is lameness or limping in a rear leg. And, while there are often other causes or conditions to rule out, a torn cranial cruciate ligament is often the root of the problem. Here, our Oakland vets explain how TPLO surgery can help.

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Mouth Cancer in Dogs

Mouth Cancer in Dogs

Although mouth cancer—or oral cancer—can be found in dogs of any age, it is most common in dogs 11 years old or older. Here, our Oakland vets explain some of the symptoms of this disease you should look out for and the treatments that are available.

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The Signs of a Choking Pet and What To Do

The Signs of a Choking Pet and What To Do

If something becomes lodged in your dog or cat's throat and they begin choking, our Oakland veterinarians recommend following these steps to help your pet recover. 

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Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal disease is capable of threatening your dog's oral health as well as their overall health. Here, our Oakland vets explain this disease as well as its symptoms, causes and options for treatment.

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How to Properly Care For Your Dog's Teeth

How to Properly Care For Your Dog's Teeth

Just like humans, dog's aren't born with a set of perfect teeth that natural stay healthy until they are adults. They need oral hygiene care, just like you! Dental health is very important for your dog, but up to 80% of dogs don't receive the dental care they need. Here, our Oakland vets walk you through why and how you should care for your dog's teeth.

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5 Reasons Why Dog Dental Care Is Important

5 Reasons Why Dog Dental Care Is Important

Your dog's dental care is an important aspect of not just their oral health, but their overall health and well-being too. However, many dog's don't get the dental care they need to stay optimally healthy. Here, our Oakland vets walk you through 5 reasons why dental care for dogs is so important.

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