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Read our blog to get the pet care tips and advice you need from our Merced veterinarians to help keep your cat or dog happy and healthy at home.

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Should You Get Your Dog Fixed

Should You Get Your Dog Fixed

New pet parents often ask our Merced vets if they should get their dogs spayed or neutered. So today we share some great reasons why we believe you should consider getting your puppy fixed.

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Aural Hematoma in Cats: When is Surgery Needed

Aural Hematoma in Cats: When is Surgery Needed

If your cat has an aural hematoma you might wonder how to help and if they are going to need surgery. Today, our Merced vet team shares more about the causes and treatment for ear hematomas in cats. 

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ACL (CCL) Surgery in Dogs

ACL (CCL) Surgery in Dogs

The anatomy of your dog's leg means that injuries can be very common. Today our Merced vets explain the symptoms of ACL injuries in dogs and the surgeries that can be performed.

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Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat Hernia Surgery

While a cat hernia can be alarming to owners, they're not generally serious and can be repaired with surgery if spotted early. Today, our Merced vets describe hernias in cats and surgical treatment options.    

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Diagnostic Imaging For Your Dog Or Cat

Diagnostic Imaging For Your Dog Or Cat

Diagnostic imaging is an exceptional tool used by our Merced vets to help us pinpoint the cause, extent, or seriousness of your pet's illness or injury. Here are a few of the tests that your vet may recommend.

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Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Our Merced vets understand that it can be challenging to understand why your pet needs blood testing, and what their results are telling you about their health. Today we explain the results of the dog's blood tests.

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Why Does My Pet Need A Urinalysis?

Why Does My Pet Need A Urinalysis?

Our Merced vets believe in educating our clients so they can be the best possible pet owners. Today we will discuss urinalysis for dogs and cats, as well as how to understand your pet's urinalysis results so you can make the best decisions regarding their medical care.

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Pet Eating Problems: Why Won't My Dog Eat?

Pet Eating Problems: Why Won't My Dog Eat?

Has your dog refused to touch their food for a few meals? If so you are bound to be concerned. In today's post, our Merced vets share a few of the possible reasons why your dog won't eat, and what you can do.

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Is Your Dog Overweight

Is Your Dog Overweight

Carrying even a few extra pounds can significantly affect your dog's health and mobility. Not only that, weight gain can be a sign of a serious underlying health condition. Today our Merced vets explain how to tell if your dog is overweight, and what to do.

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Raising A Puppy & Kitten Together

Raising A Puppy & Kitten Together

Puppies and kittens are wonderful on their own, so two must be twice as great, right? While puppies and kittens may look sweet in photographs together and can keep each other company, there are some things pet owners should keep in mind when raising a puppy and kitten in the same home. Our Merced vets explain.

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