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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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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

People and pets can contract a number of serious diseases from ticks. Today, our Merced vets describe how these external parasites thrive, including which signs you should beware of and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family. 

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Bringing your pet into your vet's office for an annual fecal exam is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Yearly fecals give your Merced vet an opportunity to test for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise. 

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

The most common external parasites can have your pet feeling miserable! Left untreated, they may even lead to infections that cause serious diseases. Our vets in Merced explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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