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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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Veterinary Qualifications in the United States

Veterinary Qualifications in the United States

You love your pet, right? It only follows then that you want to make sure you'll love their vet too! In today's post, our Walnut Creek vets outline the qualifications veterinarians need to practice medicine in the United States.

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Heartworm in Pets: A Silent Threat

Heartworm in Pets: A Silent Threat

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs, and even death. Pets in Walnut Creek are at risk of contracting the disease, which is typically found in cats, dogs, and ferrets. Today, our vets explain why prevention is the only viable strategy for combating these parasites.

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Protecting your Animal and Human Family from Ticks

Protecting your Animal and Human Family from Ticks

Because ticks can spread a number of serious diseases they bring with them a danger that greatly outsized their small stature. In this post, our Walnut Creek vets explain how these external parasites thrive, what signs indicate a tick bite may have occurred, and how to keep the pests away from your animal and human family. 

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Lyme Disease FAQ

Lyme Disease FAQ

Lyme disease bears the dubious distinction as one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. In this post, our Walnut Creek vets answer questions about Lyme disease - about both its symptoms and how it is treated.

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The Benefits of Annual Fecal Exams

The Benefits of Annual Fecal Exams

Getting yearly fecal exams at your vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals give your Walnut Creek vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise. 

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Fleas - The Unwelcome Hitchhiker

Fleas - The Unwelcome Hitchhiker

Fleas are the most common external parasite, and they can make your pet miserable! If left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Walnut Creek vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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Ygnacio Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Walnut Creek companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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