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Why does my cat sleep so much?

Why does my cat sleep so much?

No doubt about it, cats love sleeping. Our Poway vets are often asked by concerned cat owners if they should be worried that their cat sleeps so much. When does a cat nap indicate that there may actually be a health emergency?

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Why isn't my dog eating?

Why isn't my dog eating?

Is your dog not eating their food even though it's usually gone in seconds? There are quite a few reasons why a dog may stop eating out of nowhere. Our Best Friends Veterinary Hospital vets discuss some of the most common reasons, as well as how to respond when your dog won't eat.

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Best Dog Food for Dogs With Allergies

Best Dog Food for Dogs With Allergies

While food allergies are uncommon in dogs when they do strike the symptoms can be stressful for owners and their canine companions. Here, our Poway vets share the best foods to help to alleviate your dog's food allergy symptoms.

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Are a puppy & a kitten a good match?

Are a puppy & a kitten a good match?

If you think that one puppy or kitten is adorable, then two must be twice as adorable, right!? While puppies and kittens may look sweet in photographs together and can keep each other company, there are some considerations any pet owner should keep in mind when raising a puppy and kitten in the same home. Here, our Poway vets explain what they are. 

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Heavy Breathing in Dogs

Heavy Breathing in Dogs

If your pup is breathing heavily for no apparent reason, you're bound to be concerned. Today, our Poway vets share some of the reasons why your dog may be breathing hard and when it's time for your dog to see the vet. 

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Diagnostic Imaging for Cats & Dogs

Diagnostic Imaging for Cats & Dogs

Diagnostic imaging is an exceptional tool used by our Poway vets to help us pinpoint the cause, extent, or seriousness of your pet's illness or injury. Depending on your pet's condition, the type of diagnostic imaging used will vary. Below are a few of the tests that your vet may recommend to help diagnose or treat your dog or cat.

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Treatment for Constipation in Cats

Treatment for Constipation in Cats

Constipation in cats can cause discomfort and restlessness - not to mention become a health concern. Our Poway vets share signs, causes, and what to do to relieve constipation in cats.

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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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