When a dog's thyroid overproduces the hormones that help regulate systems around the body it can actually have an adverse effect and cause a condition known as hyperthyroidism. In today's post, our Citrus Heights vets explain more about the causes of hyperthyroidism in dogs, the symptoms that appear and how it can be treated.
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Cats love to snuggle, and most of the time you like it too. Except if your cat is experiencing terrible-smelling breath or other oral concerns. Our Citrus Heights vets discuss the reasons for bad breath in cats and how you can help to resolve this issue and get back to cuddling your feline friend.
If your dog begins to experience dental pain and shows signs of discomfort in their mouth then they may be suffering from a cavity. Here, our Citrus Heights vets share some information about how your dog can develop a cavity, what the symptoms are and what treatments your vet may recommend.
Much like people, cats can suffer from painful dental health issues due to injury or poor oral hygiene. But what exactly is good oral hygiene for cats and what sort of dental care do cats need? Our Citrus Heights vets explain how to clean your cat's mouth and keep their teeth healthy.
We know that all pet parents want to help protect their furry friends the best they can. Routine preventive care can help ensure the lifelong help of your kitty, especially if they spend time outside. Here, our Citrus Heights vets share the importance of vaccinations for outdoor cats and what shots your cat should have to stay safe.
Ear mites are an easily transmitted parasite that affects our beloved pets causing them great discomfort. Today our Citrus Heights vets discuss ear mites in cats, what treatment is used and how you can help prevent them from infesting your pet's ears.
If you have an indoor cat then you may be wondering if you even need to have them vaccinated, you do keep them away from outdoor animals after all. But it may surprise you to know that the risk is still there, even if they live inside. Our Citrus Heights vets share some reasons why vaccines are important for indoor cats and when you should bring your kitten for their shots.
When your dog receives their rabies vaccination it will drastically decrease their odds of contracting this fatal disease, however, the odds will never be zero. Today, our vets in Citrus Heights share some information about the rabies vaccine and answer the question of whether a vaccinated dog can get rabies.
If your dog is approaching their golden years then you may have noticed that they are beginning to show the signs of aging. Today our Citrus Heights vets share some advice on how to take care of your senior dog and help them live comfortably into their golden years.
While we are normally concerned with our dogs becoming overweight, as they become older senior dogs some canines start to lose weight. Here, Our Citrus Heights vets discuss geriatric pet care and what to watch for with weight loss in senior dogs.
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Family Friends Veterinary Hospital is happy to accept new patients! Our vets are passionate about improving the health of Citrus Heights companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.