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Diarrhea in Dogs - What causes it and is is bloody diarrhea in dogs an emergency?

Diarrhea in Dogs - What causes it and is is bloody diarrhea in dogs an emergency?

It can be stressful when your dog has unexplained diarrhea, our dogs cannot tell us how they're feeling and it can feel like guesswork trying to find out if they are OK. Today, our Bakersfield vets explain some common causes of diarrhea, what to do if your dog's stool is bloody, and when it's time to call an emergency vet.

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Pet Emergencies - When does my dog or cat need to see an emergency vet?

Pet Emergencies - When does my dog or cat need to see an emergency vet?

It is not always obvious when a situation qualifies as a pet emergency warranting a trip to an emergency vet. Today, our Bakersfield vets discuss signs that your dog or cat needs a visit to an ER for pets.

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Heatstroke in Dogs - Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Heatstroke in Dogs - Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Here, our Bakersfield vets define heatstroke in dogs and provide a list of symptoms that you should watch out for as the temperature rises. We also share recommendations on how to prevent heatstroke and what to do if you think that your dog is suffering from this serious condition.

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My cat won't eat! What should I do?

My cat won't eat! What should I do?

It can be alarming if your cat suddenly stops eating. Should you rush your feline friend to the emergency vet clinic or wait until your vet is available? Our Bakersfield vets share some common reasons why cats stop eating, and how to tell if it’s an emergency situation.

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Dog Dental Care & How to Clean Your Dog's Teeth

Dog Dental Care & How to Clean Your Dog's Teeth

Tooth decay and gum disease are as common in dogs as they are in people, and just as painful. That's why caring for your dog's teeth is an important element of caring for your pup's overall health. Here, our Bakersfield vets explain how to clean a dog's mouth and keep your pup's teeth in great condition.

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

You love your pet and want to be sure that the vet you choose has the right qualifications to provide the veterinary care that your animal needs. So what qualifications should you look for?

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What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

There are distinct benefits to both wellness plans and pet insurance, but it's important to understand the differences between them. Here, our Bakersfield vets explain more about wellness plans and pet insurance.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious, often fatal condition in Bakersfield pets that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, and damage to other organs. Here, our vets explain why prevention is far better than treatment.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks can spread a number of serious diseases and are therefore dangerous to people and pets. In this post, our Bakersfield vets explain how these external parasites thrive, including which signs to beware of, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.  

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world and is seen in people and pets across California. In this post, our  Bakersfield vets share information about Lyme disease in pets: what it is, symptoms to watch for, and treatment options.

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