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Is Your Dog Overweight? How to Recognize It & When to Act

Is Your Dog Overweight? How to Recognize It & When to Act

Obesity in dogs is on the rise and poses serious health risks to our canine companions. While your dog may just seems extra comfy to cuddle, they may actually be carrying too much weight around. Here, our Oakland vets explain how you can tell that your dog may be a bit overweight and what you should do about it if they are. 

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Is Your Cat Overweight? Signs & What to Do

Is Your Cat Overweight? Signs & What to Do

You may think of your cat as perfect cuddling size rather than overweight, but carrying even a few extra ounces or pounds can make a big difference to the cat's health and well-being in the long term. Here, our Oakland vets explain how you can tell if your feline friend is overweight.

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What Blood Tests Can Tell You About Your Pet's Health

What Blood Tests Can Tell You About Your Pet's Health

If your vet recommends bloodwork for your Oakland pet, you need to make sure you understand why these diagnostic tests are performed and what they can tell your vet about your pet's health. 

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Dog Skin Problems: Dog Scratching, Itching, and Other Skin Conditions

Dog Skin Problems: Dog Scratching, Itching, and Other Skin Conditions

Excessive itching, scratching and licking are all signs that your pup may have a skin condition like dermatitis. Our Oakland vets here explain what may be causing your canine companion's discomfort and how your can help your pet feel better.

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Pet Eating Problems: Why My Cat Won't Eat?

Pet Eating Problems: Why My Cat Won't Eat?

Our Oakland veterinary team knows that cats have a well-earned reputation as picky eaters. So, when they refuse to eat, it can be difficult to figure out why. Here are a few reasons your cat may not be eating and when you should bring them to your vet.

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Heatstroke in Dogs

Heatstroke in Dogs

Heatstroke in dogs is something every pet owner with hot summers, whether they be seasonal or all year round, needs to know about. Today our East Bay Veterinary Clinic vets explain the symptoms of this potentially deadly condition, and what to do if you think your dog has heatstroke.

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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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