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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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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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How to Take Care of an Open Cat Wound

How to Take Care of an Open Cat Wound

Cats can sometimes become injured and sustain wounds while exploring their environment. Here, our Novato vets list common causes of wounds in cats, how to care for a cat wound, and when to take your beloved kitty to a veterinarian. 

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How Many Sets of Teeth Do Adult Dogs Have?

How Many Sets of Teeth Do Adult Dogs Have?

As a pet parent, it is important to keep an eye on your dog's teeth because oral health issues are fairly common in dogs over the age of three. Our Novato vets are here to give you the inside scoop about the number of teeth your dog should have and why they might be losing teeth.

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Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Vet Care

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Vet Care

Knowing when your pet is in need of emergency care isn't always obvious. Here, our Novato vets share some of the signs and symptoms that indicate a trip to the emergency vet is necessary. 

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Why Won't My Cat Drink Water?

Why Won't My Cat Drink Water?

Staying hydrated is important for both pets and humans. What should you do if your cat refuses to drink water? Our Novato veterinarians explain why your cat may not be drinking and what you can do about it.

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Is a Dog’s Mouth Cleaner Than a Human’s Mouth?

Is a Dog’s Mouth Cleaner Than a Human’s Mouth?

The saying "a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's mouth" has been around for a long time, but is it true? Today, our Novato vets tackle this age-old question.

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Excessive Panting in Dogs

Excessive Panting in Dogs

Have you noticed your dog panting but he or she hasn't been playing or exercising? In this blog, our Novato vets discuss some of the possible causes of your dog's excessive panting and when you should take them to the vet.

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