Blog Posts in 2017

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The Basics of Kitten Care

The Basics of Kitten Care Getting a new kitten is an exciting time. In most cases it won’t take long for your kitty to feel right at home. To make sure your new kitten feels comfortable, you ...
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Top Tips for Socializing Puppies

Top Tips for Socializing Puppies Socialization is one of the most important things you can do with your puppy. When your pup is young, effective socialization can help you avoid the need to talk to ...
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What's Causing Your Pet's Skin Issues?

What’s Causing Your Pet’s Skin Issues? Skin conditions are not just a human problem. Many four-legged family members can also fall prey to dermatological problems that will require ...
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Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Puppy

Do's and Don’ts of Buying a Puppy Buying or adopting a puppy is a major decision. Going into the process uninformed can be costly and frustrating, not to mention dangerous for your puppy. If ...
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Human Food: Poisonous to Your Dog

Human Food: Poisonous to Your Dog When your dog is sitting at your feet with those begging eyes while you eat, it’s hard to say no. Unfortunately, giving your dog human food is usually not a ...
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How to Coax Your Chubby Cat to Exercise

Fat cats may be a common sight on the funny pages, but real-life feline obesity is no joke. Being obese or overweight can make your cat more likely to develop any number of serious health problems, ...
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Here's Why You Shouldn't Feed Your Dog Chocolate

If you’re a dog owner, you may have already heard that you should never feed your pet anything containing chocolate. But why exactly is this delicious treat so dangerous for dogs? Chocolate ...
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Creating an Emergency Supply Kit for Your Dog

All of us at Reed Animal Hospital are saddened for the devastating damage that communities hit by natural disasters have endured. Many families and their pets have been injured and separated. Having ...
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Health Problems Common in English Bulldogs

If you’re the proud owner of an English bulldog, you will be glad to know that your dog comes from a healthy and resilient breed. It’s still important, however, to make sure that your pet ...
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FAQs About Spay and Neuter Services

If you have not already gotten your pet spayed or neutered, it is crucial that you have this important procedure done at an animal clinic in Saratoga or Campbell as soon as possible. Spaying or ...
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Is Your Dog Dehydrated?

Every dog needs access to plenty of fresh, clean water every day. Many dog owners are not aware of how much water their pets need to drink. Most veterinarians advise that dogs should be consuming ...
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Get the Facts About Pyoderma in Dogs

Pyoderma is a bacterial skin infection that causes a number of unpleasant symptoms, ranging from itchy skin and scratching to pustules and hair loss. While cats can develop pyoderma, dogs are ...
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Cat Body Language 101

Our cats are constantly trying to talk to us—even if we are not always sure what they are saying. What does it mean, for instance, when a cat wags its tail? What about when a cat arches its ...
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We Can Help with Your Pet's Medical Emergency

When it comes to medical emergencies, pets need fast and effective treatment just as much as their owners do. If your pet has been badly injured, is having difficulty breathing or urinating, or has ...
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Recognizing the Signs That Your Pet Is Aging

As your pet gets older, you may start to notice some changes. Preventative care becomes increasingly important with the onset of age, as your pet may start to require different types of medical ...
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Why Consider a Non-Anesthetic Dental Cleaning for Your Pet

Your pet needs clean teeth and healthy gums just as much as you do. Regular dental checkups and cleaning at your Saratoga animal clinic are important in order to keep your pet’s mouth clean and ...
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What to Do When Your Dog Is a Picky Eater

If your dog is refusing to eat, your first impulse may be to panic. However, there are numerous reasons why your dog might be ignoring his meals. Your pet is on any medications they may not be as ...
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Why Spaying or Neutering Is Important to Your Pet's Health

When you bring a cat or dog into your home, one of the first and most important steps you’ll need to take is to have your new pet spayed or neutered at an animal clinic in Campbell or Saratoga. ...
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Taking a Bite Out of Common Myths About Pets

We all think we know our pets well, but even the most attentive pet owner may have stumbled across some misinformation about our animal companions. As your veterinarian near Campbell can tell you, ...
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Preparing for Your Pup's First Night Home

In all the excitement of bringing your new puppy home, it’s easy to forget that you have to get through that very first night. You should keep the crate that your puppy is staying in close to ...
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What Are Some Causes of Appetite Changes in Cats?

As every cat owner knows, most cats’ days revolve around eating and sleeping. Changes in appetite may be an indication of a possible health issue. If your cat seems reluctant to eat or is ...
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A Look at the Issue of Chronic Pain in Dogs

When a human is in pain, he or she can call a doctor—but an animal cannot. That’s why it’s important for pet owners to watch for signs that their beloved companion is in pain. If you ...
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Can You Clean Your Pet's Ears?

Both dogs and cats need to have their ears cleaned from time to time, which means that pet owners should do an ear inspection regularly. If you notice any signs of inflammation, it could be due to ...
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Getting Your Pets on Flea and Tick Medicine

Since the record-breaking rains that hit the Bay Area at the start of 2017, wild animals have been venturing closer to residential areas—which means that they are bringing fleas and ticks along ...
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Questions to Ask Your Vet About Your Pet's Skin Condition

Just like their owners, dogs and cats can be vulnerable to problems with their skin. These issues may manifest themselves in behavior such as scratching, or they may even be visible in the form of red ...
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