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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 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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Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs

Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs

A dog with acute kidney failure experiences a sudden and rapid decline in kidney function, necessitating immediate veterinary attention. Our Poway veterinarians discuss the symptoms of acute kidney failure in dogs and what to do if your dog exhibits these symptoms unexpectedly.

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Dog Food For Kidney Disease

Dog Food For Kidney Disease

If your dog has chronic kidney disease, feeding them the right diet is going to be a key element of their treatment. For dogs with kidney disease, our Poway vets may recommend a therapeutic diet with restricted protein, phosphorus, and sodium combined with increased levels of omega-3 fatty acids. 

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Should my dog be vaccinated?

Should my dog be vaccinated?

Our Poway vets believe that vaccinations play an essential role in keeping your dog healthy throughout their lifetime. While we recommend core vaccinations for all dogs there are a number of lifestyle vaccines that are only given to specific animals based on their level of risk for contracting particular conditions.

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Hepatitis in Cats: Treatment & Life Expectancy

Hepatitis in Cats: Treatment & Life Expectancy

Hepatitis is a liver disorder that can lead to a number of serious symptoms and health complications for your cat. Today, our Poway vets explain the two types of hepatitis in cats, their causes, symptoms, and treatments. 

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IBD in Cats Life Expectancy

IBD in Cats Life Expectancy

IBD in cats cannot be cured, but it is often treatable, giving cats who receive successful treatment a good life expectancy. Today, our Poway veterinarians discuss feline inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the outlook for affected cats.

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Dental Disease in Dogs: Unhealthy Dog Teeth vs. Healthy Dog Teeth

Dental Disease in Dogs: Unhealthy Dog Teeth vs. Healthy Dog Teeth

Taking care of your dog's teeth is crucial for their oral and overall health. Our Poway vets discuss some common signs and types of dog dental problems in today's post.

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Cat Teeth Cleaning: How to Clean Your Cat's Teeth

Cat Teeth Cleaning: How to Clean Your Cat's Teeth

Dental problems in cats can be just as painful as they are in humans. In fact, mouth and tooth pain may cause your feline companion to refuse to eat. Our Poway veterinarians explain how to keep your cat's mouth clean and healthy today.

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Signs of Infection After Spaying/Neutering a Dog

Signs of Infection After Spaying/Neutering a Dog

Spaying or neutering your dog is a big decision, and you might be worried about the complications that could arise. The chances of a complication are very low, but our Poway vets discuss what to expect after spaying/neutering your dog and the signs of complications or infection to look out for.

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How to Help Your Cat Recover After Surgery

How to Help Your Cat Recover After Surgery

You can help your cat return to normal life as soon as possible after surgery by doing some things at home. Our Poway veterinarians provide tips and advice on how to help your cat recover after a procedure.

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