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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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Excessive Panting in Dogs

Excessive Panting in Dogs

Panting is normal in dogs but when it becomes excessive, it may be a sign of a larger health concern. In this blog, our Poway vets share some potential reasons why your dog may be panting excessively and when you should bring them to the vet.

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Why does my cat's breath smell bad?

Why does my cat's breath smell bad?

As most cat parents know, our feline friends enjoy getting up close and personal. This is especially true first thing in the morning, and there's nothing quite like waking up to stinky cat breath. Most of the time this condition can be linked to dental concerns, but that is not always the case. Our Poway vets talk about some of the reasons for your cat's bad breath and what you can do to help treat this smelly condition.

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What does ringworm look like on a dog?

What does ringworm look like on a dog?

Ringworm, contrary to popular belief, is a fungus similar to athlete's foot. It produces infective seeds known as spores, which are extremely resilient and difficult to remove from the environment. Ringworm can infect all animals' skin, including dogs. Today, our Poway veterinarians talk about ringworm in dogs and what it looks like.

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What is parainfluenza in dogs?

What is parainfluenza in dogs?

Canine parainfluenza virus (CPIV) is a highly contagious ribonucleic acid virus that causes respiratory illness in dogs all over the world. Today, our Poway vets lay out the symptoms and causes of parainfluenza in dogs and how to treat it.

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Parvovirus in Dogs

Parvovirus in Dogs

Parvovirus is a highly contagious and often fatal virus that is passed from dog to dog through contact with infected dogs or contaminated objects like bowls or toys. Our Poway veterinarians have compiled a list of parvovirus facts that you should be aware of in order to keep your four-legged friend healthy.

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Gingivitis in Cats

Gingivitis in Cats

As with humans, dental problems can be very painful for your cat, yet, as many as 85% of cats over the age of three have some form of dental disease. Below, our Poway vets discuss the signs of dental disease in cats, along with information on diagnosis and treatment.

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Reasons for Coughing in Cats

Reasons for Coughing in Cats

Has your cat’s purr turned into a cough? Coughing is a sign that something is irritating your kitty's lungs, airway, or throat. Today, our Poway vets explain some of the reasons why your cat may be coughing, and what you can do to help.

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My Dog Keeps Shaking His Head. Why?

My Dog Keeps Shaking His Head. Why?

Has your dog been shaking her head lately, leaving you at a loss as to why? In this post, our Poway vets share what you should do if you notice your dog is shaking their head, when to go to your vet, and more. 

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Vet Checkups: Why They Are So Important

Vet Checkups: Why They Are So Important

Routine veterinary exams assist in keeping your pet healthy by providing your vet with the opportunity to give your cat or dog a checkup, look for any early signs of illnesses and monitor their overall physical health. Here our Poway vets give you more information on when you should bring your fury friend in for a checkup and what to expect.

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Kitten's First Vet Visit: What to Expect

Kitten's First Vet Visit: What to Expect

So you have just brought home a little bundle of joy. Congratulations! But make sure you're scheduling your first veterinary appointment, as well as routine exams going forward. To help you prepare, our Poway vets discuss what to expect at your kitten's first appointment.

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