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Our Novato veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets 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 want your pet to receive the best care available, so your new vet should have the right qualifications. Which qualifications should you look for? Our Novato vets offer insights.  

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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?

You can help make your pet's healthcare more affordable with two different options: wellness plans and pet insurance. Today, our Novato vets share more about each.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

This serious condition can result in heart failure, organ damage, severe lung disease and even death for pets in Novato. In this post, our vets explain why prevention is key. 

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Because they can spread many serious diseases, ticks are dangerous to both people and pets. Today, our Novato vets explain how these external parasites thrive, which signs to beware of, and how to keep your pets and family safe from ticks. 

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

One of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world, Lyme disease is a threat to people and animals. Our Novato vets share valuable facts about Lyme disease in pets.

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What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

Many cat illnesses and their symptoms can be concerning, or even be fatal if left untreated for too long. Our vets in Novato share insights on signs and symptoms to beware 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?

The best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites is to get annual fecal exams at your vet's office. With annual fecals, your vet in Novato can 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 can make your pet miserable and, left untreated, the most common external parasite can lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our vets in Novato explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet has fleas. 

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Bel Marin Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Novato companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

(415) 883-0578