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Signs of Chronic Pain in Dogs

Signs of Chronic Pain in Dogs

Dogs that suffer from chronic pain experience a serious decline in quality of life, yet the signs of chronic pain can be difficult for even the most attentive pet parents to spot. Here, our Pleasant Hill vets discuss chronic pain in dogs, the signs, and treatments that can help your dog live more comfortably.

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Dog Limping

Dog Limping

Limping is one of the most common reasons that our Pleasant Hill 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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Joint Pain in Dogs

Joint Pain in Dogs

Joint pain is a common condition that afflicts dogs of all ages, affecting their quality of life and, if untreated, potentially developing into serious conditions and injuries. It may be difficult to notice your dog is experiencing joint pain unless you know what to look for. Here, our Pleasant Hill vets walk you through joint pain in your pup, including its types, causes, and treatments. 

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Should I take my cat to the vet for limping?

Should I take my cat to the vet for limping?

Whether your feline friend is an indoor cat or an outdoor adventurer there is a myriad of ways that your cat could injure a leg or paw and wind up limping. But injuries aren't the only reason for a cat limping. Here, our Pleasant Hill vets share a few common reasons for limping in cats and what you should do.

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ECG for Pets

ECG for Pets

In this post, our Pleasant Hill vets will discuss ECGs for dogs and cats, when your vet will order one as well as how to understand your pet's results so you can make the best decisions regarding their health care.

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X-Rays for Dogs: What You Should Know

X-Rays for Dogs: What You Should Know

If your dog is booked to have an x-ray (radiograph) you may be wondering how the appointment will work and how you can prepare. Below, our Pleasant Hill vets share what you can expect when you bring your dog to us for an x-ray.

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Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Our Pleasant Hill vets understand that it can be challenging to understand why your pet needs blood testing, and what those results mean. Today we explain the results of the dog's blood tests.

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How can I help my dog recover after surgery?

How can I help my dog recover after surgery?

You can play an important role in assisting your dog's full recovery after surgery. To help them return to their daily routine as soon as possible, attentive, diligent post-op care is essential. Today, our Pleasant Hill veterinarians will discuss caring for your dog after surgery.

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Aural Hematomas in Cats

Aural Hematomas in Cats

If your cat has an ear hematoma you might wonder how to help. Today, our Pleasant Hill vet team shares more about what causes aural hematomas in cats, symptoms, and treatment options. 

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Male Cat Before & After Neutering: Behavior & Recovery

Male Cat Before & After Neutering: Behavior & Recovery

Neutering is a safe and common procedure for male cats, it protects them from a range of health issues, prevents them from fathering kittens, and even prevents some undesirable behaviors. Today our Pleasant Hill vets explain what you can expect before and after neutering your male cat, including behaviors and recovery.

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