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Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Our Thousand Oaks vets see far fewer urinary tract infections in cats than in dogs, nonetheless, there are a number of other urinary tract conditions that frequently affect older cats. Below we explain more about urinary tract infections and other urinary conditions in cats.

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs

Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs

Dilated cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart, also known as DCM) in a dog can have numerous potential causes and many severe side effects. Here, our Thousand Oaks vets list causes of this serious condition, symptoms and treatment options. 

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Veterinary Echocardiography for Pets

Veterinary Echocardiography for Pets

In this post, our Thousand Oaks vets discuss echocardiograms (ECG) for dogs and cats, when your vet will order one and how to understand your pet's results.

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X-Rays for Dogs: What to Expect

X-Rays for Dogs: What to Expect

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 Thousand Oaks vets share what you can expect when you bring your dog to us for an x-ray.

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Knee Surgery in Dogs

Knee Surgery in Dogs

If your dog is experiencing knee pain because of a torn cruciate ligament (the equivalent of ACLs in humans), surgery may be your best bet for treatment. Here, our Thousand Oaks vets look at 3 surgery options for treating this very common knee injury in dogs.

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Endoscopy for Diagnosing & Treating Digestive Issues in Pets

Endoscopy for Diagnosing & Treating Digestive Issues in Pets

The purpose of an endoscopy for a dog or cat is to help your veterinarian discover the reason for their vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain or swelling, loss of appetite, and many other gastrointestinal issues. Today, our Thousand Oaks vets will guide you through the process of an endoscopy in dogs and cats.

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MRI vs. CT Scan vs. X-Ray: Understanding Your Pet's Diagnostic Imaging Options

MRI vs. CT Scan vs. X-Ray: Understanding Your Pet's Diagnostic Imaging Options

Diagnostic imaging capabilities allow your vet to efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options. The imaging tool used will vary depending on the condition that is being diagnosed. Our Thousand Oaks vets talk about the various types of diagnostic imaging for your cat or dog such as CT scans, X-rays, and MRIs.

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Common Cause of Diarrhea in Dogs & How to Stop it

Common Cause of Diarrhea in Dogs & How to Stop it

Diarrhea in your dog can be quite distressing when pet parents need to cope with it. If your pup has diarrhea, you'll also want to figure out how to help them as soon as you can! Here, our Thousand Oaks vets explain some of the common causes of this condition and how to put a stop to diarrhea in your do QUICKLY.

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Toxic Dog Food & Treats List

Toxic Dog Food & Treats List

Most dog owners love giving their canine companions scraps from the table, but it's important to know exactly which human foods can be poisonous to dogs and why it is important to keep them out of reach when you're away. In this post, our Thousand Oaks vets share a comprehensive list of foods that are toxic to dogs.

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Pet First Aid Guide

Pet First Aid Guide

Our pets are curious, energetic creatures. But sometimes that sense of fun and adventure leads to accidents and injuries. Today, our Thousand Oaks vets share a few pet first-aid tips and discuss what to do if your dog or cat gets injured.

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