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Our veterinarians at Diablo View Veterinary Hospital share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Why Does My Dog Eat Everything Off the Ground?

Why Does My Dog Eat Everything Off the Ground?

Some dogs will eat anything, from toys and grass to feces and roadkill. There's a reason to be concerned if your dog eats things he shouldn't. Today, our Pleasant Hill veterinarians look at why some dogs eat everything and offer advice on how to stop them.

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When to Take a Cat to the Vet

When to Take a Cat to the Vet

You adore your cat and want to do everything in your power to ensure that it lives a long and healthy life. So, how frequently do you take your cat to the vet to keep him or her looking and feeling their best? From kittenhood to old age, here's what our Pleasant Hill veterinarians recommend.

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What is Osteoarthritis in Dogs? Can it Be Treated?

What is Osteoarthritis in Dogs? Can it Be Treated?

In dogs, osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that worsens over time. Although there is no cure for this excruciating condition, our Pleasant Hill veterinarians can provide treatments to help manage symptoms and allow your dog to live a good quality of life as they age.

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Common Health Problems in Geriatric Dogs

Common Health Problems in Geriatric Dogs

Health problems are more likely to arise in our senior dogs as they age. In this post, our Pleasant Hill veterinarians discuss common health issues in senior dogs and how diligent geriatric care can help.

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Senior Dog Care: How to Take Care of an Old Dog

Senior Dog Care: How to Take Care of an Old Dog

Today our Pleasant Hill discuss at what age a dog is considered senior, how to spot signs of aging, and the special care requirements that an aging dog may need.

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What Vaccines Does My Outdoor Cat Need?

What Vaccines Does My Outdoor Cat Need?

Because they are exposed to other neighborhood cats and wildlife, outdoor cats are at a higher risk of developing health problems. Vaccinations for cats can help protect your cat from serious illnesses, according to our Pleasant Hill veterinarians.

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Why Do Cats Knead?

Why Do Cats Knead?

Cat "kneading" is also known as "making biscuits" because the activity is similar to kneading dough. It's when they push their paws against something soft, like a blanket or your lap. Our Diablo View Veterinary Hospital veterinarians talk about cat kneading, why cats do it, and whether you should be concerned.

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How Old is a Senior Cat?

How Old is a Senior Cat?

Our senior cats are living far longer than they used to thanks to advances in veterinary care and medicine, pet nutrition and diet research and development, and information accessibility for pet owners. Our Pleasant Hill veterinarians discuss what to expect as your cat ages and offer advice on how to care for a senior cat today.

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Matted Cat Hair: How to Clean an Older Cats' Fur

Matted Cat Hair: How to Clean an Older Cats' Fur

As cats approach their golden years, extra care must be taken with their grooming. Today, our Pleasant Hill veterinarians discuss why older cats' fur may become matted more easily and how to safely groom them.

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The Best Dog Food for Senior Dogs

The Best Dog Food for Senior Dogs

As our canine companions grow older, they will likely require a different diet to meet their changing nutritional requirements. Today, our Pleasant Hill vets talk about senior dogs' dietary needs and the foods they recommend for them.

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