Our La Mesa veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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What is whipworm in dogs? Causes, Treatment & Prevention

What is whipworm in dogs? Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Intestinal parasites, like whipworms, can enter pets' gastrointestinal systems and cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms. Here, our La Mesa vets discuss the causes and symptoms of whipworm in dogs, how these infections are diagnosed and what can be done to treat them.

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How To Treat Mold Allergies In Dogs

How To Treat Mold Allergies In Dogs

Just like people, dogs can experience a number of different allergies, including mold. Here, our La Mesa vets discuss the symptoms of mold allergies, how they can be diagnosed, and how immunotherapy can help treat your dog.

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Hookworm in Dogs: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Hookworm in Dogs: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

While hookworms may only cause gastrointestinal distress for healthy, adult dogs, this type of infection can be life-threatening for puppies. Here, our vets in La Mesa share information about hookworms in puppies, their lifecycle and how they can be treated and prevented.

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Can cats eat chocolate?

Can cats eat chocolate?

People often talk about how a dog can't eat chocolate, but what about your feline friend? Here, our La Mesa vets discuss treats for cats and the dangers of chocolate toxicity along with the symptoms and how you can prevent it from happening.

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Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Surgery

Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Surgery

CCL injuries are quite common in dogs. This is because their knees are load-bearing at all times due to the structure. Here, our La Mesa vets share the ins and outs of cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) ruptures in dogs and how veterinary surgery can help get your pet moving again.

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What is the best food for dogs?

What is the best food for dogs?

What your dog eats has a huge impact on their overall health and the function of their body and internal systems. Our La Mesa vets talk about what is the best food for dogs and share some vet-recommended dog food ingredients.

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How long can a dog go without water?

How long can a dog go without water?

Dehydration is a serious condition that can lead to life-threatening complications if not treated quickly. Here, our La Mesa vets talk about dogs experiencing dehydration and answer the question of how long can a dog go without food and water. 

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Diarrhea in Cats: Common Causes & When It's Serious

Diarrhea in Cats: Common Causes & When It's Serious

Gastrointestinal issues are some of the most common ailments among our feline friends, with diarrhea being near the top of that list. Our La Mesa vets talk about what causes diarrhea in cats, how you can stop it, and when it might be considered an emergency.

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What to Say When Someone Loses a Pet

What to Say When Someone Loses a Pet

Many people consider their companion animals to be members of their family. So it can be very difficult when it comes time to say goodbye. Our La Mesa vets offer advice on what to say when someone you know loses a pet and some simple ways that you can show support while they deal with the loss of their beloved friend.

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Pet Wellness Exams: Importance of Dog & Cat Checkups

Pet Wellness Exams: Importance of Dog & Cat Checkups

Regular pet wellness exams can help your vet diagnose and address health concerns before they become too advanced. But what can you expect during these visits? Here, our La Mesa vets share the importance of these routine vet exams for dogs and cats, how often they are needed, and how to prepare your pet.

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