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Our Citrus Heights veterinarians are committed to helping pet parents provide their four-legged friends with everything they need for a long and healthy life. Our blogs are filled with tips and advice to help you keep your pets looking and feeling great.

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Types of Anemia in Dogs

Types of Anemia in Dogs

While anemia needs to be addressed and treated quickly, it is actually a symptom itself, not a condition. This means that the underlying cause must also be treated. Here, our Citrus Heights vets talk about the different types of anemia in dogs and how they occur as well as what to expect if your dog is diagnosed with anemia.

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Tooth Resorption in Cats

Tooth Resorption in Cats

There are some cases where a cat's tooth may be broken down and absorbed by their body. this is referred to as resorption. Here, our Citrus Heights vets share the symptoms and types of tooth resorption in cats and how veterinary dentistry can help to treat and prevent this condition.

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Fever in Dogs

Fever in Dogs

Just like you or I, our canine companions can get a little warm when they are under the weather. Here, our vets in Citrus Heights share the common symptoms of fever in dogs, what the typical causes are, and what you can do to help your dog cool down fast.

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Ear Hematoma Surgery in Dogs

Ear Hematoma Surgery in Dogs

When a dog's ear experiences trauma of any sort it can lead to various secondary conditions such as blood blisters known as hematomas. Here, our vets in Citrus Heights discuss the causes and symptoms of hematomas and what you can expect from your dog's ear hematoma surgery.

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Dog Rabies Vaccinations:  Shot Schedule

Dog Rabies Vaccinations: Shot Schedule

Rabies is a serious disease that can affect any type of mammal including humans, cats, and dogs. Prevention is crucial due to the infectious nature and fatal outcome. Here, our Citrus Heights vets talk about the importance of pet vaccinations and what you need to know about rabies shots for dogs.

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Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

One of the most common orthopedic issues that can affect dogs is a torn cruciate ligament. These injuries can occur fairly easily as a dog's knee is entirely weight-bearing. Here, our Citrus Heights vets discuss cranial cruciate ruptures in dogs, the typical signs, and what can be done to treat them.

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Ear Hematoma Surgery in Cats

Ear Hematoma Surgery in Cats

A hematoma is a type of blood blister and when these occur in your feline friend's ears we call them ear or aural hematomas. Here, our Citrus Heights vets talk about how ear hematomas develop and how we use surgery to treat this condition in cats.

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Cat Breeds That Live the Longest

Cat Breeds That Live the Longest

Cats can live a long time, more than a decade in most cases. Some cats, however, are able to live much longer, especially with routine veterinary care. Today, our Citrus Heights vets share the cat breeds that live the longest and how senior cats benefit from geriatric veterinary care.

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Entropion Surgery in Dogs

Entropion Surgery in Dogs

Entropion is an ocular condition that results in the inward rolling of your pup's eyelid and can lead to complications that can affect your dog's vision. Today our Citrus Heights vets discuss entropion surgery in dogs, the procedure and what to expect with recovery.

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Dog Intestinal Blockage Surgery

Dog Intestinal Blockage Surgery

If you are seeing the telltale signs of an intestinal blockage in your dog then it's likely that they've eaten something that they shouldn't have and needs immediate care. Here, our Citrus Heights vets talk about how intestinal blockages occur, what the signs are and why it is an emergency situation.

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