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Our Ventura veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you ensure your pets stay happy and healthy.

What is the most common cause of diarrhea in dogs?

What is the most common cause of diarrhea in dogs?

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 Ventura 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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Is My Cat Overweight?

Is My Cat Overweight?

You may just think of your cat as cute a cuddly, but carrying some extra weight—even just a few ounces—can impact their long-term health. Here, our Ventura vets can explain how to tell if your cat is overweight and what to do to help your cat maintain a healthier weight.

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Is Your Dog Overweight? How To Recognize And Treat

Is Your Dog Overweight? How To Recognize And Treat

You see your dog so frequently, it can be difficult to tell when they've put on a few pounds. Here are some common causes for overweight dogs, and some tips to help them shed some pounds.

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Fungal Infections in Cats - Types, Causes & Treatments

Fungal Infections in Cats - Types, Causes & Treatments

Fungal infections can pose a serious health threat for our feline friends. In some cases, your cat's fungal infection could even be passed along to you and your family. Our Ventura vets explain some causes, symptoms and treatments for fungal infection in cats.

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Ehrlichiosis in Dogs

Ehrlichiosis in Dogs

Ehrlichiosis is a disease carried by ticks that is found in dogs across the southern United States. Early diagnosis and treatment of this condition are critical in preventing it from reaching its more severe stages. Here, our Ventura vets explain ehrlichiosis' stages, symptoms and treatments in dogs.

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Anaplasmosis in Dogs

Anaplasmosis in Dogs

Tick-borne diseases can pose a quite serious health risk for people and their pets across the United States. Spread by western black-legged deer ticks, Anaplasmosis is one of these diseases. Here, our Ventura vets share the symptoms of this disease in dogs and how it can be treated. 

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Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme disease is a common tick-borne disease that is found in people and pets across the United States. In people and dogs, Lyme disease can lead to chronic symptoms like kidney failure and joint pain or arthritis if not promptly caught and treated. Here, our Ventura vets share some of the causes, symptoms and treatment for Lyme disease in dogs, as well as the impact of chronic Lyme on your canine companion's life.

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MRIs for Dogs: How They Can Help

MRIs for Dogs: How They Can Help

At Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (VMSG) in Ventura, our board-certified veterinary specialists use the MRI in our in-house diagnostic lab to help diagnose and create treatment plans for a wide range of health issues in dogs. These include brain tumors, ruptured CCLs and more. Here our vets explain why MRI scanners can be helpful for dogs and the conditions this technology can help us to diagnose and treat.

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Cat Urinary Tract Infection - What You Need To Know

Cat Urinary Tract Infection - What You Need To Know

Although they are rare when compared to the occurrence of Urinary tract infections in dogs, older cats may experience UTIs or other urinary tract issues that cause similar symptoms. Here, our Ventura vets share the causes, symptoms and treatments for these infections and related diseases in cats.

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10 Reasons Why Your Cat is Not Eating

10 Reasons Why Your Cat is Not Eating

Cats are notorious for being picky eaters. But, you shouldn't assume that this is the only reason your kitty isn't eating. Here, our Ventura vets explain some other possible causes and when it is time for a veterinary visit.

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