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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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Why is my cat breathing heavy?

Why is my cat breathing heavy?

While panting is common for dogs, panting or heavy breathing in cats is rare. In fact, if your cat is breathing heavily it could be a sign of an underlying health concern. Here, our Poway vets share a few of the reasons why cats may breathe heavily or pant, and when it's time to head to the vet.

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Is bloody diarrhea in dogs an emergency?

Is bloody diarrhea in dogs an emergency?

It is alarming whenever our canine companions aren't feeling great, and that's why it can be stressful when your dog has unexplained diarrhea. Today, our Poway vets explain some common causes of diarrhea, what to do if your dog's stool is bloody, and when it's time to call an emergency vet.

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

Osteoarthritis is a progressive, degenerative condition in dogs that becomes more severe over time. Although there is no cure for this painful condition, symptoms can often be successfully managed to help your dog enjoy a good quality of life as they continue to age with OA.

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Signs of Chronic Pain in Dogs

Signs of Chronic Pain in Dogs

Dogs suffering from chronic pain experience a serious decline in quality of life, yet the signs of chronic pain can be difficult for even the most attentive pet parents to spot. Here, our Poway vets discuss chronic pain in dogs, the signs, and treatments that can help your dog live more comfortably.

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Common Cat Emergencies & What to Do

Common Cat Emergencies & What to Do

While some veterinary emergencies are easily recognized, other conditions requiring urgent veterinary care are often less obvious and harder to spot. Below, our Poway vets share some examples of situations that may require emergency vet care. 

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Best Breeds For House Cat

Best Breeds For House Cat

Cats can make loving companions and faithful friends. Here are a few suggestions from our Poway vets on the best breeds to consider if you are looking for the perfect indoor house cat.

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Diabetes in Cats: Symptoms & Treatment

Diabetes in Cats: Symptoms & Treatment

Cases of cat diabetes are rising. Untreated, it can threaten your cat's quality of life and longevity. Today, our Poway vets explain some of the symptoms of diabetes in cats and the available treatment options.

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Degenerative Joint Disease in Dogs

Degenerative Joint Disease in Dogs

As our pets age, the tissues lining the joints may deteriorate and degenerate. In today's post, our Poway vets explain degenerative joint disease, how to spot it, and what you can do to help your dog.

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My dog is limping: What should I do?

My dog is limping: What should I do?

Limping is one of the most common reasons why dogs come to see us at Best Friends Veterinary Hospital. In this blog, our Poway vets discuss some possible causes for your dog's limp and when you should seek veterinary care.

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Why do dogs eat grass?

Why do dogs eat grass?

Today, our [SITEWIDE][LOCATION[ vets talk a little about why dogs eat grass, and whether or not it's safe or even good for them.

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