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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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Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Ear mites are more common in cats than dogs. While they are relatively easy to treat, they can irritate the ears and skin. Our Novato vets list the causes, symptoms and treatment options for ear mites in cats. 

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Surgery in Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Surgery in Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Our Novato vets understand how frightening you may be to find out your dog needs surgery. Today, we discuss types of surgery in dogs and recovery after procedures. 

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Routine Exams: Why Are Regular Vet Check-ups Important?

Routine Exams: Why Are Regular Vet Check-ups Important?

During routine exams, your vet will look for early signs of illness, internal damage and other serious health conditions that should be addressed. Our Novato vets explain why regular veterinary checkups are essential to your pet's health. 

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Should I Get My Indoor Cat Vaccinated? Why & When to Do It

Should I Get My Indoor Cat Vaccinated? Why & When to Do It

Our vets in Novato offer advice and insights as to why it's important to have your cat vaccinated, even if they stay indoors. 

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6 Benefits To Pet Wellness Plans

6 Benefits To Pet Wellness Plans

Are you wondering what a wellness plan is, and what's in it for you and your pet? Here, our vets in Novato share some benefits of wellness plans for your furry friend. 

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Dog Cavity: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Dog Cavity: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Just like people, dogs can develop cavities that may become uncomfortable. Today, our Novato vets explain the causes, symptoms and treatment of these, and what happens if your dog has a cavity.

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Gingivitis in Cats - Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Gingivitis in Cats - Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

It's essential that your cat receive proper oral care. If their teeth are not cleaned on a regular basis, your cat can develop gingivitis and other diseases. Our Novato vets share information on gingivitis in cats in this post. 

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Most Common Dental Problems in Dogs

Most Common Dental Problems in Dogs

Dental problems can cause significant pain for your dog, and lead to other health issues. In this post, our Novato vets explain how to spot dental health problems in your dog, what the most common issues are and how they can be prevented or treated. 

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Periodontal Disease in Dogs - How to Stop and Prevent Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal Disease in Dogs - How to Stop and Prevent Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal disease can negatively impact your dog's overall health as well as their dental health. Today our Novato vets explain periodontal disease in dogs, and how can you prevent it.

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My Cat Won't Eat - Is This an Emergency?

My Cat Won't Eat - Is This an Emergency?

When your cat is not eating you may be wondering whether your furry friend needs to see an emergency vet. Our Novato vets list some common reasons why cats may stop eating, and how to tell if your cat’s case is an emergency. 

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