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

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Signs of Emergency Health Situations in Pets & What to Do

Signs of Emergency Health Situations in Pets & What to Do

Knowing when your pet is in need of emergency care is important. Here, our Turlock vets share some of the signs and symptoms that indicate a trip to the emergency vet is necessary.

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My Cat Won't Eat

My Cat Won't Eat

Is your cat not eating? You may wonder whether your feline friend needs to see an emergency vet. Our Turlock vets list some common reasons why cats may stop eating, and how to tell if your cat’s case is an emergency. 

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Puppy’s First Vet Visit Checklist

Puppy’s First Vet Visit Checklist

You have a new puppy in your life. You've got all the essentials, and you've booked your new puppy's first vet appointment. Our Turlock veterinarians explain what to expect and what to bring to your first appointment.

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How Long Should Dogs be Staying Home Alone

How Long Should Dogs be Staying Home Alone

CAs much as you'd love to stay home and with your dog all day but it's just not feasible, you have work, school, and errands to take care of. So, how long can you leave your dog home alone, and what they will get up to while you are gone? Our Turlock vets explain.

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Is My Cat Overweight?

Is My Cat Overweight?

Carrying just a few extra ounces can make a big difference to your cat's overall health and longevity. Our Turlock vets explain how you can tell if you have a fluffy cat or an overweight cat.

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A Guide to the First Year of Raising a Puppy

A Guide to the First Year of Raising a Puppy

Puppies are cute, but raising a puppy takes work. Here are some tips on raising a puppy from our Turlock vets to help you get through the first year with your new puppy to help them grow up to be a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog.

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My Cat is Having Trouble Breathing

My Cat is Having Trouble Breathing

Your cat may be panting but that doesn't necessarily mean that its breathing is labored. Labored breathing actually means that your pet is struggling to breathe. Below our Turlock vets explain what to do if your cat is having difficulties breathing.

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What To Do If Your Dog Is Choking: Heimlich Maneuver For Dogs

What To Do If Your Dog Is Choking: Heimlich Maneuver For Dogs

Dogs are known for chewing on almost everything they can fit their jaws around, such as shoes, bones, and toys. Today, our Turlock vets explain what you should do in an emergency where an item gets stuck in your dog's throat or mouth and they start to choke.

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Routine Veterinary Check-Ups For Pets

Routine Veterinary Check-Ups For Pets

Routine exams allow your veterinarian to check for early symptoms of illness, internal damage and other serious conditions that should be addressed. Our vets in Turlock explain why regular veterinary checkups are essential.

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Bladder Stones in Cats & Their Symptoms

Bladder Stones in Cats & Their Symptoms

It's typically rare for cats to develop a bladder infection, but it's relatively common for cats to suffer from bladder stone symptoms. In this post, our Turlock vets talk about bladder stones in cats, including the symptoms and treatments available.

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