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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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What Is Bordetella In Dogs

What Is Bordetella In Dogs

If your dog goes to the groomer or needs to be boarded at a facility while you go out of town, they will need to be protected from the highly contagious Bordetella virus. Our Merced vets are here to tell you all about it.

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Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Ear mites are common external parasites and are highly contagious. They can severely irritate both ears and skin in cats and lead to infections that cause excessive itching, scratching, and eventual health issues. Here, our Merced vets list symptoms, causes and treatments for ear mites in cats. 

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Everything To Know About Vaccine Reactions in Dogs

Everything To Know About Vaccine Reactions in Dogs

The benefits of having your dog vaccinated typically far outweigh the risk of reactions. That said, some dogs do react to getting their routine shots. Here's more from our Merced vets on the most common reactions to vaccines in dogs, and what to do if your dog has a reaction.

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What Every Owner Should Know About Cats Dental Care

What Every Owner Should Know About Cats Dental Care

If your cat has dental health issues, they may be suffering from chronic pain or other serious symptoms. Today, our Merced vets explain how to clean your cat's teeth and keep their mouth healthy and pain-free.

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Most Common Cat Dental Problems

Most Common Cat Dental Problems

Dental problems can cause your cat serious pain, and lead to other issues. Today, our Merced vets explain how to identify dental problems in your cat, what the most common dental diseases are in cats, as well as prevention and treatment.

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Dog Dental Care: Taking Care of Your Dog's Teeth

Dog Dental Care: Taking Care of Your Dog's Teeth

Gum disease and tooth decay are as problematic for dogs as they are for people. That's why caring for your dog's teeth is an important element of pet ownership. Today our Merced vets share some tips on how to keep your pup's teeth clean.

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Combatting Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Combatting Periodontal Disease in Dogs

A dog's oral health has a direct impact on their overall health, unfortunately, many dogs don't get the dental care they need to prevent oral health issues like periodontal disease. Here, our Merced vets explain how periodontal disease in dogs can be treated and prevented. 

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Can cats get a cold?

Can cats get a cold?

Cat colds are upper respiratory infections characterized by all the same symptoms as the human cold. If your feline friend is sneezing or has a runny nose there's a good chance they have a cat cold. Here, our Merced vets explain more about cat colds and when to seek veterinary care.

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My dog is constipated! What should I do?

My dog is constipated! What should I do?

Constipation is one of the most common digestive issues our Merced vets see in dogs. While constipation may not seem like a serious condition, it can be life-threatening for dogs depending on the cause. Our vets explain why... 

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm can lead to severe lung disease, heart failure, damage to other organs, and even death for pets in Merced. This serious condition is typically found in dogs, cats and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is essential. 

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