Ear mites are a highly contagious external parasite. They can seriously irritate both the ears and skin in cats and dogs and lead to infections that may cause excessive itching, scratching and more serious health issues down the road. Ear mites are more common in cats than dogs and are relatively easy to treat. Here, our Oakland vets list some of the causes, symptoms and treatments of these parasites.
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Here, our Oakland vets discuss the possible side-effects of dog vaccinations for Bordetella and answer other questions dog owners have around optional shots for dogs.
Oral health issues affecting our feline friends can be just as painful as toothaches and other dental health issues are for people. In fact, pain affecting a cat's mouth or tooth may be enough to prevent them from eating. Here, our Oakland vets explain some of the best ways of keeping your cat's entire mouth clean and healthy.
From grass and toys to feces and even roadkill, some dogs will eat just about anything. If your pooch is consistently eating things that they shouldn't, there may be a good reason to be concerned. Here, our Oakland veterinary team explains why some dogs will eat just about anything and tips for you on how to curb this behavior.
Our Oakland veterinary team knows that it can be quite tempting to skip vaccinations for indoor cats, but even if your feline companion isn't allowed outside, there are many good reasons to keep your cat's shots up to date even if they are a homebody.
While you may not think it at first, depression and anxiety can affect dogs just as much as they can affect humans. Here, our Oakland vets explain some strategies you can use to help cheer up your canine companion.
During a routine exam, your veterinarian will check for symptoms of early and emerging illnesses, internal damage and other serious conditions that require attention. The veterinary team at our Oakland hospital are here to explain why regularly scheduled veterinary checkups are so important.