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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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Rabies Symptoms in Cats

Rabies Symptoms in Cats

Rabies is a fatal virus that is extremely contagious among pets, including cats. In this blog, our Pleasant Hill veterinarians discuss the effects of the rabies virus on cats, including how common it is, the symptoms it causes, and how it can be avoided.

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Can a Dog Have a Reaction to a Bordetella Vaccine?

Can a Dog Have a Reaction to a Bordetella Vaccine?

Vaccinating your dog almost always outweighs any vaccine-related risks. Vaccines for dog illnesses like Bordetella can cause some side effects. What to do if your dog has a severe reaction to the Bordetella vaccine is discussed by our Pleasant Hill veterinarians.

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Whipworm In Dogs - A Pet Parent's Guide

Whipworm In Dogs - A Pet Parent's Guide

Whipworms are a common parasite that makes its home in the large intestine and cecum of dogs, causing irritation and leading to a host of uncomfortable symptoms. Today our Pleasant Hill vets explain more about whipworms in dogs including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Should I Get Cat Vaccines for an Indoor Cat?

Should I Get Cat Vaccines for an Indoor Cat?

For indoor cats, it can be tempting to skip vaccinations, but even if you keep your pet inside, there are a few good reasons why it's still a good idea to get them vaccinated.

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Causes of Diarrhea in Dogs

Causes of Diarrhea in Dogs

It can be difficult for dog owners to deal with the symptoms of diarrhea in their pets. If your dog is experiencing diarrhea, you'll want to find a solution quickly! Some of the most common causes of diarrhea in dogs are discussed today by our Pleasant Hill veterinarians.

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Cat Dental Care: What You Should Know About a Cat's Dental Health

Cat Dental Care: What You Should Know About a Cat's Dental Health

Cats' dental issues can be just as agonizing as human ones. In fact, if your cat is suffering from oral and dental problems, he or she may refuse to eat. In this post, our Pleasant Hill veterinarians explain how to properly clean your cat's mouth and keep their teeth in good condition.

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