Pet Care Tips

On this blog our Novato veterinarians share some interesting tips and advice on how you can help your pets stay happy and healthy.

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Vaccine Reactions in Dogs & Cats

Vaccine Reactions in Dogs & Cats

All veterinary procedures come with some level of risk, even pet vaccinations. Most of the time the benefits are worth the minimal risks. In this post, our Novato vets discuss the possible reactions to vaccines and what you should do if your dog or cat experiences one.

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What is The FVRCP Vaccine For Cats?

What is The FVRCP Vaccine For Cats?

At South Novato Animal Hospital our vets believe that prevention is the key to helping your cat live a long and healthy life. That's why our Novato vets recommend that all cats receive the FVRCP vaccine. Here's how the FVRCP protects your cat's health.

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What Happens When My Dog Gets a Cavity?

What Happens When My Dog Gets a Cavity?

If you've ever developed a cavity in one or more of your teeth, you know they can be uncomfortable. Dogs can actually develop cavities too and here, our Novato vets explain the causes, symptoms and treatments of cavities in dogs. 

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What is Whipworm in dogs?

What is Whipworm in dogs?

Whipworms are a common parasite that makes its home in the large intestine of dogs, causing irritation and leading to many uncomfortable symptoms. Today our Novato vets explain more about whipworms in dogs such as symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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What Does Ringworm Look Like On a Dog?

What Does Ringworm Look Like On a Dog?

Despite its name, ringworm is a fungus, comparable to athlete's foot. It generates infective seeds known as spores, which are difficult to eliminate in the environment. Ringworm can infect the skin of all animals, including dogs. Today, our Novato vets discuss ringworm in dogs and what it looks like.

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Puppy & Kitten: Are They a Good Match?

Puppy & Kitten: Are They a Good Match?

While puppies and kittens may look sweet in photographs together and can keep each other company, our Novato vets know there are some considerations any pet owner should keep in mind when raising a puppy and kitten in the same home.

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How Long Can You Leave a Cat Alone?

How Long Can You Leave a Cat Alone?

While cats may appear to be independent, they do get lonely. Today, our Novato vets explain how long you can leave your cat home alone and offer you tips on how you can help your kitty stay safe and comfortable while you are gone.

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Signs & Symptoms of Pneumonia in Dogs

Signs & Symptoms of Pneumonia in Dogs

While it may not be a condition that most pet parents think about, dogs like people can develop pneumonia. Today our Novato vets explain some of the signs and symptoms of pneumonia in dogs, and how this condition is treated. 

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Why Is My Dog Limping?

Why Is My Dog Limping?

Limping is one of the most common reasons that our Novato vets see dogs at our animal hospital. Today we look at the causes of limping in dogs, what you can do to help your limping dog, and when it's time to see a vet.

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Pneumonia in cats: What To Look For

Pneumonia in cats: What To Look For

Is your cat showing flu-like symptoms, losing weight, or having difficulties breathing? It could be pneumonia. In today's post our Novato vets share more signs of pneumonia in cats as well as the causes and treatments for this serious condition.

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