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Our Bakersfield team of veterinary professionals shares tips and advice to help you keep your lovable four-legged friend healthy and happy.

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Why does my cat's breath smell bad?

Why does my cat's breath smell bad?

Are you having trouble snuggling your cat because of its super-smelly breath? You may want to speak with your vet. Our Bakersfield vets can explain some of the reasons cats have bad breath and the treatment options.

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Pet First Aid Guide: How to Give Your Dog Basic First Aid

Pet First Aid Guide: How to Give Your Dog Basic First Aid

Accidents involving pets can be nerve-wracking. Knowing what to do can help you manage the situation efficiently. Here, our vets share what to keep in a pet first aid kit and what to do when seeking emergency veterinary care for your dog in Bakersfield.

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Teething Puppies: Tips & Tricks

Teething Puppies: Tips & Tricks

It happened. You left the room for two seconds and came back to your favorite shoes being used as a chew toy. But why did your new pup do this? Here, our Bakersfield vets discuss teething in puppies, why they do it and how you can help relieve the pain your puppy may be feeling.

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Cavities in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Cavities in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Your dog's oral health is vital to their overall health and quality of life. After all, they use their mouths for more than just eating. Here, our vets in Bakersfield talk about how cavities develop in dogs, the symptoms they might experience and what we can do if they get a cavity.

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Can a vaccinated dog still get rabies?

Can a vaccinated dog still get rabies?

Vaccines are developed to help decrease the risk associated with various serious and potentially life-threatening diseases such as rabies. Our Bakersfield vets answer questions about rabies in dogs including 'What are the chances of a vaccinated dog getting rabies?' and 'Can dogs get rabies after vaccination?'.

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Should I get my cat microchipped?

Should I get my cat microchipped?

Cats can be quick to slip outside if the opportunity presents itself. Finding them can be difficult, especially if they don't have a collar with any identifying information. Here, our vets in Bakersfield talk about how microchipping a cat can help reunite them with their owners and how quick and simple the process is.

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Pregnant Cat: Signs & Care

Pregnant Cat: Signs & Care

If you think that your cat is pregnant then you have many questions about both the pregnancy and what to expect. Today, our Bakersfield vets discuss caring for your cat, how long they are pregnant, and how to prepare for delivery.

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What to Expect When You Attend a Wellness Exam for Your Pet

What to Expect When You Attend a Wellness Exam for Your Pet

By bringing your companion in for ongoing veterinary checkups and care you allow your vet the opportunity to monitor your pet's ongoing health. Here, our vets in Bakersfield talk about the purpose of routine visits and what to expect when you attend your pet's annual wellness exam.

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Does my cat need a friend?

Does my cat need a friend?

Cats, while seemingly content with being on their own, actually thrive in social settings. In this post, our Bakersfield vets talk about the signs that your cat is lonely and what steps to take if you believe that your cat may need a friend.

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Weight Loss In Older Dogs: When To Worry

Weight Loss In Older Dogs: When To Worry

Weight fluctuations happen, especially as your pup begins to age. While most of the time it's caused by natural changes there may be an underlying condition behind it. Here, our Bakersfield vets talk about the reasons behind weight loss in older dogs and when it becomes a concern.

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