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Our Walnut Creek veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Dog Intestinal Blockage Surgery

Dog Intestinal Blockage Surgery

Our dogs sometimes eat things they shouldn't. So, it's important to watch for signs of intestinal blockages in your dog. Today, our Ygnacio Animal Hospital vets explain the cause and symptoms of this very serious issue, as well as the surgery that could save your dog's life. 

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Dog Knee Surgery

Dog Knee Surgery

If your dog is experiencing knee pain due to a torn cruciate ligament (ACL), surgery may be the best treatment option. Today our Walnut Creek vets look at 3 surgery options for treating this common knee injury in dogs.

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Puppy’s First Vet Visit: Checklist & What to Expect

Puppy’s First Vet Visit: Checklist & What to Expect

If you’re the proud pet parent of a new puppy, our Walnut Creek vets will tell you everything you should know about what to do to prepare for your puppy's first visit and what will happen when you take your puppy to its first vet visit.

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Puppy & Kitten: Are They a Good Match?

Puppy & Kitten: Are They a Good Match?

Are you planning on adding a new fur baby to your family but you're not sure if you want a puppy or a kitten? Our Ygnacio Animal Hospital vets will provide you with information on why raising puppies and kittens together is a great idea.

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Grooming Puppies: When & How to Do It

Grooming Puppies: When & How to Do It

Grooming your puppy can be a daunting task. There are many things to consider like when to start, what you'll need, and what needs to be done to ensure they are groomed properly. Our Ygnacio Animal Hospital vets can answer all those questions for you.

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Cat Breeds That Live the Longest

Cat Breeds That Live the Longest

Although most cats live for 10-14 years or so on average, some breeds of cats do live longer than others. Today, our Walnut Creek vets list some breeds of cats that tend to live longer lives so you can have your feline companion for many years to come.

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How to Take Care of a Senior Dog: Tips & Advice

How to Take Care of a Senior Dog: Tips & Advice

If your dog is 'getting up there in years, there are several things to keep in mind for your aging pooch. Today our Walnut Creek vets discuss senior dogs, their needs, and what you can do to help your pet live out their golden years happily. 

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Feeding and Caring for the Elderly Cat: Ways to Help Prolong Its Longevity

Feeding and Caring for the Elderly Cat: Ways to Help Prolong Its Longevity

As your cat gets older its needs are going to change. Today, our Walnut Creek vets explain how to feed and care for your elderly cat and hopefully with ways to help prolong your cat's life.

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Aging cats: When Is a Cat Considered a Senior?

Aging cats: When Is a Cat Considered a Senior?

Today our Walnut Creek vets discuss at what age a cat is considered senior, how to spot signs of aging, and the special care requirements that an aging cat might need.

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Can Acupuncture Help My Pet Feel Better?

Can Acupuncture Help My Pet Feel Better?

If your pet suffers from chronic pain, arthritis, or the discomfort of gastrointestinal issues, acupuncture may be able to help relieve your pet's pain and help your pet feel better. Today, our Walnut Creek vets discuss veterinary acupuncture for pain management and more.

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