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IVDD in Dogs - Can a dog recover from IVDD without surgery?

IVDD in Dogs - Can a dog recover from IVDD without surgery?

IVDD (intervertebral disc disease) is one of the most commonly seen neurologic disorders in dogs.  In its path, IVDD leaves terror and heartbreak for afflicted dogs and their owners; generally, treatment is required early to combat IVDD, so in today's article our Tracy vets discuss IVDD surgery and its costs, as well as non-surgical treatment options.

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How to Keep Your Cat From Jumping After Surgery - and what to do if they won't eat?

How to Keep Your Cat From Jumping After Surgery - and what to do if they won't eat?

After surgery, it is important to give special attention to your cat's care in order to avoid re-aggravating the injury. Today our Tracy vets discuss strategies to care for a cat recovering from surgery, what to do for a cat not eating after surgery, and how to stop a cat from jumping after surgery.

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How much does cat hernia surgery cost?

How much does cat hernia surgery cost?

If spotted early, cat hernia surgery generally absolves cats of any serious complications from a hernia they are suffering from. Today our Tracy vets answer pertinent questions, like how much cat hernia surgery costs, cat hernia surgery recovery times, and what a hernia even is.

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The 10 Best Types of Pet Birds

The 10 Best Types of Pet Birds

Birds can make for some of the most gentle, friendly, and long-lived pets you can invite into your home.  There can be a dizzying array of different types of pet birds for new bird owners to consider, our Tracy vets give their recommendations for 10 of the BEST companion birds to brighten up your home.

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Why You Should Vaccinate Your Indoor Cat

Why You Should Vaccinate Your Indoor Cat

You might not think that your indoor cat is susceptible to feline-specific diseases but out Tracy vets are here to tell you why it's just as important to get your indoor cat vaccinated. 

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Heartworm Disease Prevention & Treatment in Dogs

Heartworm Disease Prevention & Treatment in Dogs

If a mosquito becomes infected by heartworm then bites your dog, the parasite can be transmitted and live in your dog's lungs, heart and blood vessels. Our vets in Tracy explain how heartworm in dogs is prevented and treated. 

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Heatstroke in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & What to Do

Heatstroke in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & What to Do

In this post, our Tracy vets list symptoms of heatstroke in dogs to watch for and actions to take if you suspect your pooch is suffering from the condition. We also provide tips on prevention. 

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Dry Heaving and Vomiting In Cats

Dry Heaving and Vomiting In Cats

All cats will vomit or dry heave every so often. However, severe or frequent dry heaving may be a sign that your kitty is suffering from a more serious health issue than an upset stomach. Here, our Tracy vets explain some of the causes of dry heaving or vomiting in cats, what conditions may cause them and how they are diagnosed. 

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How to Stop & Prevent Periodontal Disease in Dogs

How to Stop & Prevent Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Here, our Tracy vets describe periodontal disease in dogs and its symptoms. We also give tips on preventing and treating the condition. 

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Dog Chewing Problems: Why They Chew & How to Stop Them

Dog Chewing Problems: Why They Chew & How to Stop Them

Wondering how you can cure your dog’s chewing problems for good? Our vets in Tracy offer some tips on how to help your canine companion develop better habits.  

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