Petaluma Veterinary Hospital's Blog

Vet Care for Puppies vs. Adult Dogs

Raising a dog can be a rewarding experience for any household. However, it is crucial for all pet parents to put their pet's happiness and health first, regardless of expertise level.

Published: April 10, 2023

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Why Does My Pet Need an Annual Exam?

Annual pet exams are not ploys by vets to get money or over-vaccinate your pet. They help your companion maintain the best quality of life as you do. They are more preventative than reactionary. They help vets get ahead by detecting and diagnosing a disease or condition before it causes damage. Early treatment may even help reverse diseases and conditions that you can’t treat in later stages. Hence, you should never forego your pet’s annual exam.

Published: January 10, 2023

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Pets and Obesity

When pets are overweight or obese, it can hurt their overall health. Excess weight may affect a pet's quality of life as it is a serious issue that can be disabling and cause extreme suffering. Pet obesity may also affect the pet's ability to exercise and perform everyday activities.

Published: August 3 , 2022

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Dog Owners' Guide to California Foxtails

Summer is a great season for field days and walks with your dog, and these outdoor activities are the best for daily pet exercise. However, outdoor activities can become dangerous for your dog because of foxtails. Foxtails are a dry and prickly grass that typically reach maturity during the summer. Foxtails stick to pet fur but can also attach to other parts of the body. When they encounter your dog's skin and other vulnerable parts, they can cause significant damage.

Published: July 11, 2022

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Keeping Older Pets Healthy and Active

As your pet grows older, it becomes even more important to keep them active and in good health. From maintaining a healthy diet to giving them regular exercise, there are many ways in which you can keep your pet happy and healthy as they become older.

Published: February 28, 2021

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Risks of Poor Pet Dental Health

Veterinarians cannot stress enough the importance of dental health in pets. According to the American Veterinary Dental College, dental condition reflects your pet’s overall health and well-being. To make sure that your pet has optimal gums and teeth, you should take your pet to the vet at least once every year. If you haven’t been serious about your pet’s teeth and gum care, here’s what you should know about the risks of poor pet dental health.

Published: January 18, 2021

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Why Stay Up to Date with Pet Vaccinations

Pet vaccinations are used to protect our animals from falling sick with the most contagious and most dangerous illnesses that can affect them. Many of the infectious diseases that they provide immunity can also affect humans. 

Published: September 15, 2020

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Health Benefits of Spaying/Neutering Your Pet

Has your pet been spayed/neutered? Both of these terms refer to the removal of the reproductive organs so that your pet can no longer become pregnant or impregnate another. Some owners dislike the thought of putting their furbaby through an elective surgical procedure.

Published: May 31, 2020

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Importance of Nutritional Counseling

When you become a pet parent, you become responsible for every aspect of your pet’s care to ensure that they live a long, active and happy life. One of the easiest ways to do this is to schedule nutritional counseling appointments. 

Published: April 7, 2020

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Heartworm, Flea and other Parasite Control

Our dedicated and experienced veterinary team understands just how important it is to keep your pet properly protected against parasites at all times and offer a comprehensive parasite control service right here at our veterinary hospital in Petaluma, CA. In the meantime, here is what you need to know about parasites and the importance of protecting your pet.

Published: December 12, 2019

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