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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Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care: What to Do

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care: What to Do

Despite our best efforts, our pets can become injured and require emergency care. Our Novato vets are here to talk about when emergency care might be warranted and how to prepare for them.

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Aging cats:  When Is a Cat Considered a Senior?

Aging cats: When Is a Cat Considered a Senior?

While cats can are often better at hiding their age, once they hit a certain point they are considered senior. Our Novato vets discuss at what age a cat is considered senior and how you can spot the signs of aging.

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The Recommended Puppy Vaccination Schedule

The Recommended Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Vaccinations are vital for protecting your puppy against dangerous and potentially deadly conditions. Here, our Novato vet shares the recommended schedule for getting your dog vaccinated.

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What Is Bordetella In Dogs?

What Is Bordetella In Dogs?

If your pup goes for professional grooming or has to be boarded at a kennel, they will need to be protected from the highly contagious Bordetella virus. Our Novato vets are here to tell you all about it.

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Rabies Symptoms in Cats

Rabies Symptoms in Cats

Rabies is a deadly virus that is very contagious for cats and all other mammals. In this post, our Novato vets discuss the impact the rabies virus can have on cats including how common it is, the symptoms, and how it is prevented.

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The Signs of Hookworm In Dogs

The Signs of Hookworm In Dogs

Hookworm can cause gastrointestinal upset in healthy adult dogs but can be fatal to puppies. Today, our Novato vets share facts about hookworms in dogs and how these parasites can be treated or prevented.

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What Is PU Surgery In Cats?

What Is PU Surgery In Cats?

Occasionally cats may experience urinary blockages. These blockages can be life-threatening if not treated immediately and a perineal urethrostomy (PU) may be suggested. Our Novato vets talk about what PU surgery is and what to expect from your cat's recovery.

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C-Sections in Dogs: Everything You Need To Know

C-Sections in Dogs: Everything You Need To Know

It can be amazing when your dog has a litter of puppies but what if she needs a c-section? In this post, you will learn everything you need about c-sections for your dog. Our Novato vets are her to prepare you.

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Helping Your Cat Recover from Surgery

Helping Your Cat Recover from Surgery

Caring for your cat after they have surgery will help your feline friend return to their normal activities as soon as possible. Here is some advice from our Novato veterinary team about how to care for your cat after surgery.

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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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