Dental problems can be extremely painful for our feline companions. Like humans, cats with poor oral health can develop oral health issues such as gingivitis. Our Santa Barbara vets share signs and causes, as well as how the disease is diagnosed and treated.
A dog's oral health has a direct impact on their overall health but unfortunately, most of our canine patients don't get the dental healthcare they need to prevent oral health issues such as periodontal disease. Here, our Santa Barbara vets explain how periodontal disease in dogs can be treated and prevented.
Giardia is a group of parasites that can infect people, as well as cats and dogs, leading to symptoms such as diarrhea and an upset stomach. Today our Santa Barbara vets share tips on how to tell if your cat may be infected with Giardia, and how to help resolve symptoms and prevent family members and other pets from infection.
Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death for pets in Santa Barbara. The disease is typically found in cats, dogs and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is key.
Ticks can spread a number of serious diseases and are therefore dangerous to people and pets. In this post, our Santa Barbara vets explain how these external parasites thrive, including which signs to beware of, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.
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 Santa Barbara vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise.
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 Santa Barbara vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas.