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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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The Most Common Dog Illnesses: Symptoms & Treatments

The Most Common Dog Illnesses: Symptoms & Treatments

Early intervention and treatment are crucial if your canine companion falls ill. Here, our vets in Novato share three of the most commonly seen illnesses in dogs, including symptoms and information about potential treatment options.

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Can a vaccinated dog get rabies?

Can a vaccinated dog get rabies?

While vaccines have been created to help prevent serious illness and reduce complications, they are not 100% effective. Even so, having your pup vaccinated can help ensure the effects of their illness are mild compared to unvaccinated dogs. Our Novato vets talk about the chances of a vaccinated dog getting rabies and what you should know about the vaccine.

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Behavioral Health: Anxiety & Stress During Routine Pet Wellness Exams

Behavioral Health: Anxiety & Stress During Routine Pet Wellness Exams

Taking your cat or dog to the vet is a fairly standard process, but what happens if your furry friend isn't a big fan of the experience? Here, our vets in Novato offer some advice on reducing stress and anxiety in pets during vet visits and what signs your cat or dog may show if they are frightened.

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Diagnostic Imaging: CT Scans and X-rays for Dogs and Cats

Diagnostic Imaging: CT Scans and X-rays for Dogs and Cats

The technology that we use in our veterinary clinic is vital to the ongoing care and treatment of animals. Here, our Novato vets share some information about CT scans and X-rays for dogs and cats and answer some common questions about diagnostic imaging for pets.

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How to Take Care of a Kitten: Complete Guide

How to Take Care of a Kitten: Complete Guide

Kittens are a wonderful addition to any family. They offer valuable companionship in an adorable, furry package. But how can you meet their needs in order to keep them healthy? Today, our Novato vets offer a kitten care guide to help you along the way.

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Dog Intestinal Blockage Surgery

Dog Intestinal Blockage Surgery

It happens to everyone. You are busy with things around the house, your dog is wandering around and playing, then it happens. You see them eating something they shouldn't be. Unfortunately, this can lead to a serious obstruction. Here, our Novato vets look at what happens during an intestinal blockage, the signs that your dog is experiencing one and what treatment will be needed.

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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

Bringing a new pet in for a routine exam can be nerve-wracking for any pet parent. After all, you don't know what to expect during this visit. Today our Novato vets share some information about routine care for cats and dogs and what to expect during these pet wellness exams.

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Questions to Ask During a Routine Vet Exam

Questions to Ask During a Routine Vet Exam

Routine vet visits are a standard part of owning a cat or dog. So it helps to have an idea of what to expect during your visit to help you prepare. Our Novato vets share some of the questions that are most commonly asked during routine vet exams.

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Heatstroke in Dogs

Heatstroke in Dogs

While heatstroke can happen at any time, your dog is more susceptible during the warmer months of the year and it's important to know the signs. Here, our Novato vets share some of the signs and symptoms of heatstroke in dogs, what to do and how you can prevent it.

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X-rays For Dogs

X-rays For Dogs

There may be times when your dog experiences injuries or medical conditions that require a look at their internal structures to diagnose or monitor. Today, our Novato pet vets share some information about X-rays for dogs, what they can be used to diagnose and what to expect during the process.

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