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

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Was that a Woof or a Wheeze? Labored Breathing in Dogs

Was that a Woof or a Wheeze? Labored Breathing in Dogs

Just because your dog is panting doesn't mean that their breathing should be categorized as 'labored.' If your favorite furry friend is struggling to inhale and/or exhale, this is termed 'labored breathing.' Below, we briefly explain what labored breathing in dogs is and what to do if your pet is experiencing breathing difficulties.

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Why is my cat coughing?

Why is my cat coughing?

If your cat is coughing, wheezing, or sneezing, it generally indicates that something is irritating your pet's lungs, airway or throat. Today, our La Mesa vets explain a few of the underlying illnesses and conditions that can cause these symptoms. 

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Help! My Dog Keeps Falling Over: Causes & What To Do

Help! My Dog Keeps Falling Over: Causes & What To Do

If your dog can't stand up or is staggering and stumbling, it may be the result of a variety of medical issues, including injury, stroke, or an infection. Today, our La Mesa vets explain some potential causes for a dog staggering and why you should seek emergency care right away. 

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Why is my cat biting me?

Why is my cat biting me?

Does your cat ever bite you while you're petting them? You're not alone. Today our La Mesa veterinarians weigh in on why cats engage in this behavior, and how pet parents can react appropriately to biting. 

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Ear Infections in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Ear Infections in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Ear infections in cats are relatively uncommon but can cause your cat some serious pain when they do occur. If left untreated, they can lead to more serious complications. Today, our La Mesa vets discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatments for ear infections in cats. 

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Anemia in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Anemia in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Anemia in dogs occurs when their bodies are not producing enough red blood cells. There is a wide range of underlying conditions that can cause anemia. Today, our La Mesa vets discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment of anemia in dogs. 

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Is my cat overweight?

Is my cat overweight?

Although you might think of your cat as just being "extra fluffy," carrying even a few extra ounces can have a large impact on your cat's overall health and longevity. Today, our La Mesa vets explain how to tell if you have an overweight cat. 

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

You love your pet and want to be sure your vet has the right qualifications to provide the veterinary care they need. So what qualifications should you look for?

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The Difference Between Pet Insurance & Wellness Plans

The Difference Between Pet Insurance & Wellness Plans

There are distinct benefits to both wellness plans and pet insurance, but it's important to understand the differences between them.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death. Here, our vets explain why prevention is key.

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