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Our veterinarians at San Roque Pet Hospital help to share tips, advice and information in order to keep you pets happy and healthy.

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Why Is My Cat Breathing Fast?

Why Is My Cat Breathing Fast?

Cats will often breathe fast if they are anxious or exerting themselves, but if your cat is breathing rapidly with no cause it could be due to an underlying health condition. Our vets share some causes of fast breathing in cats and when you should be concerned.

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How To Treat Constipation In Dogs

How To Treat Constipation In Dogs

Constipation can be very uncomfortable for dogs and concerning for dog owners. Our Santa Barbara vets share signs of constipation in dogs, causes and tips for treating the condition.

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My Cat Won't Drink Water! What Should I Do?

My Cat Won't Drink Water! What Should I Do?

Your cat needs to stay hydrated. If your cat won't drink water these tips from our Santa Barbara vets may help to explain why your cat won't drink and what you can do to help.

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The Reality of Excessive Panting in Dogs

The Reality of Excessive Panting in Dogs

Have you been noticing your dog panting, but they haven't been playing or exercising? In this blog, our Santa Barbara vets share some potential reasons why your dog may be panting excessively and when you should bring them to the vet.

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Kitten's First Vet Visit

Kitten's First Vet Visit

So you have just brought home a new kitten. Congratulations! Make sure to schedule their first vet checkup, as well as routine exams going forward. To help you prepare, our Santa Barbara vets discuss what to expect at your kitten's first visit.

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How Often Should Your Dog Go To The Vet?

How Often Should Your Dog Go To The Vet?

Regular veterinary checkups and preventive care provide your dog with the best chance at a long and healthy life. Today, our Santa Barbara vets explain how often your dog should go to the vet.

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What Is The FVRCP Cat Vaccine

What Is The FVRCP Cat Vaccine

Our team believes that prevention is the key to helping your cat live a long and healthy life. That's why our Santa Barbara vets recommend that all cats receive the FVRCP vaccine. Here's how the FVRCP protects your cat's health.

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What Does Dog Ringworm Look Like?

What Does Dog Ringworm Look Like?

Ringworm is a fungal infection comparable to athlete's foot. It generates infectious spores, which are highly resilient and therefore difficult to remove from the environment. Ringworm can infect the skin of all animals, including dogs. Today, our Santa Barbara vets discuss ringworm in dogs and what it looks like.

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Puppy & Kitten: Are They a Good Match?

Puppy & Kitten: Are They a Good Match?

Puppies and kittens may look adorable when photographed together and they can keep each other company, but there are some considerations that pet owners should keep in mind when raising a puppy and kitten in the same home. Here, our Santa Barbara vets explain what they are. 

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How Long Can I Leave My Cat Alone?

How Long Can I Leave My Cat Alone?

Cats may seem indifferent, but evidence suggests that cats can get lonely without company. Here, our Santa Barbara vets explain how long you can leave a cat alone, and give tips for keeping your cat safe and content while you are away.

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San Roque Pet Hospital welcomes cats, dogs, and their people to our clinic! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Santa Barbara companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's appointment.

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