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The Importance of Urine Tests (Urinalysis) for Dogs

The Importance of Urine Tests (Urinalysis) for Dogs

In the post, our Tracy vets will discuss urinalysis for dogs, as well as how to understand your pet's urinalysis results so you can make the best decisions regarding their health care.

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How Long Does Spaying Take?

How Long Does Spaying Take?

Spaying your female pet is a great way to prevent unwanted litters of kittens or puppies. It can also help deter unwanted behaviors and protect your pet from some serious forms of cancer. Here, our Tracy vets explain more about the spaying process.

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Cavities In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Cavities In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Just like humans, poor oral hygiene can lead to our canine companions developing cavities. Today, our Tracy vets offer tips on how to prevent cavities in dogs and what to do if your dog has one.

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Neutering Male Cats: Before And After

Neutering Male Cats: Before And After

Neutering is a safe and common procedure for male cats that protects them from a range of health issues, prevents unwanted kittens, and even deters some undesirable behaviors. Today our Tracy vets explain what you can expect before and after neutering your male cat.

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When to spay or neuter your dog: what to know

When to spay or neuter your dog: what to know

Spaying or neutering your dog can provide many health and behavioral benefits. Today, our Tracy vets explain more about spaying or neutering, and how it can benefit your canine companion.

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Caring For Your Cat After Her Spay Surgery

Caring For Your Cat After Her Spay Surgery

If your cat or kitten needs to be spayed, you might be wondering what, exactly that means. This procedure prevents your pet from having unwanted kittens, and provides a number of other benefits like disease reduction and the prevention of unwanted behaviors. Today, our Tracy vet team shares tips on caring for your feline friend after her surgery. 

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How to Help a Choking Dog: Heimlich Maneuver for Dogs

How to Help a Choking Dog: Heimlich Maneuver for Dogs

Dogs are playful and curious, and most will chew just about anything - bones, toys, or shoes. Knowing what to do if your dog is choking is important! Today, our Tracy veterinarians share how to help your dog during a choking emergency.

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Why is my cat breathing heavily or panting?

Why is my cat breathing heavily or panting?

While other animals might commonly pant in order to cool themselves down, in cats it could be an indication of an underlying health issue. Our Tracy vets talk about why you might find your cat breathing heavy and when you should see your vet. 

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Which Houseplants Are Toxic To Cats?

Which Houseplants Are Toxic To Cats?

Many houseplants are toxic to cats. Our Tracy vets recommend that you learn to identify the plants in your home and garden in case your feline friend decides to nibble on a leafy snack; you will be able to tell your vet exactly what they have been eating.

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Facial Swelling in Dogs

Facial Swelling in Dogs

Facial swelling in dogs can happen suddenly. While there can be many factors that lead to facial swelling, it is most commonly caused by an allergic reaction. The cause of these allergic reactions can range from bug bites to medications or even environmental factors. In this post, our Tracy vets list causes, symptoms and treatment options for this condition.

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