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

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Thyroid Hormone Testing in Dogs

Thyroid Hormone Testing in Dogs

The diagnosis and management of thyroid diseases in dogs need valid testing for it to be accurate. Today, our Poway vets discuss what thyroid testing is, how thyroid testing is done, and some common types of tests.

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MRI vs. CT Scan vs. X-Ray: Understanding Your Pet's Diagnostic Imaging Options

MRI vs. CT Scan vs. X-Ray: Understanding Your Pet's Diagnostic Imaging Options

Diagnostic imaging capabilities allow your vet to efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options. The imaging tool used will vary depending on the condition that is being diagnosed. Our Poway vets talk about the various types of diagnostic imaging for your cat or dog such as CT scans, X-rays, and MRIs.

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Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

We understand that it can be upsetting to take your pet for a blood test. To help ease your concerns, our Poway vets are here to help explain blood tests for dogs.

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Urinalysis for Dogs & Cats

Urinalysis for Dogs & Cats

We at Best Friends Veterinary Hospital strongly believe in educating our clients to help them be the best pet owners they can be. In order to help you make the best choices for your pet's medical care, our Poway veterinarians will talk to you today about urinalysis for dogs and cats as well as how to interpret your pet's urinalysis results.

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Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Ear mites are more common in cats than dogs. Here, our Poway vets list symptoms, causes, and treatments for ear mites in cats.

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When to Take a Cat to the Vet

When to Take a Cat to the Vet

You love your cat, and you want to ensure that they live a long, healthy life with you. Today, our Poway vets explain how often you should take your cat to the vet for routine checkups and preventive care.

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How often do dogs need a dental cleaning?

How often do dogs need a dental cleaning?

Tooth decay and gum disease are just as common in dogs as they are in humans. As a result, brushing your dog's teeth is an important part of maintaining your dog's overall health. Our Poway vets explain how to clean a dog's mouth and keep his teeth in good shape in today's post.

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Common Cat Dental Problems

Common Cat Dental Problems

Dental problems can cause a lot of pain for your cat and lead to other health problems. Today, our Poway veterinary team explains how to recognize dental health issues in your cat, the most common dental diseases in cats, and how to prevent or treat these issues.

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Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat Hernia Surgery

If your cat has a hernia surgery will likely be required to correct the issue. In today's post, our Poway vets discuss different types of hernias seen in cats, the surgical process, and cat hernia surgery cost.  

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When is a dog considered a senior?

When is a dog considered a senior?

At what age is a dog considered a senior? How can an attentive dog parent spot signs of aging, and what special care needs does your aging dog have? Our Poway vets answer these questions in today's post. 

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