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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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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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What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

There are a number of common cat illnesses that can result in serious symptoms, or even be fatal if left untreated for too long. Our Bakersfield vets offer insight on signs and symptoms of pet parents should be aware of. 

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Annual fecal exams at your vet's office are the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Yearly fecals give your Bakersfield vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise.

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Fleas are the most common external parasite, and they can make your pet miserable! If left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Bakersfield vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet has fleas. 

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