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Santa Monica Pet Medical Center Blog

10 Common Dog Health Problems

Being a responsible pet owner means knowing when there is something not quite right with your pet. Dogs, like all animals, can develop health problems. Here is a list of 10 of the most common dog health problems you will see along the way.

Helpful Tips for Exercising With Your Pets

For long life and good health, pets need exercise and activity as much as people do. As many people struggle to do their exercise routines, they don't realize their pets need their help to get the right amount of activity.

Signs & Symptoms of Poisoning in Pets

Pets love to explore their surroundings, but this can land them in all kinds of trouble. While you do not want to imagine your pet eating things he or she should not, accidental poisoning is more prevalent than you think.

The Health Dangers of Poor Pet Dental Hygiene

Poor dental hygiene is the most common cause of dental disease – an oral inflammatory condition that is also known as gum disease, periodontal disease, and periodontitis. On its own, dental disease can be extremely painful and debilitating for your pet. However, many owners are surprised to learn that advanced dental disease can also lead to other chronic health issues, such as diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease.

Top Signs Your Pet Is Having an Allergic Reaction

Like humans, your four-legged friend can also be allergic to a wide variety of things. These allergens can be found in food, household items, and outdoors.

The Importance of Annual Wellness Exams for Your Pet’s Health

Human beings have annual physicals, while pets get wellness exams. Pets need regular physical examination. They cannot speak to express themselves when in pain.

Why Is Pet Dental Care Important

The buildup of food particles and bacteria around your pet’s teeth makes it susceptible to dental diseases. Without dental care, bacteria destroy the teeth and their support structures.

Top Tips on How to Care for Senior Pets

With time, you will start to notice certain subtle changes in your pet. For example, your once energetic pet friend will stop jumping after his or her tennis ball with vigor.

Why Heartworm Protection Is Important

Every summer, the media buzz with tales about diseases in humans spread by pesky insects. Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance to people, though. It could be a serious health risk to your pets as well.

Internal Medicine

Through state-of-the-art-equipment, we’ll perform advanced diagnostics such as ultrasound and endoscopy to find the cause of your pet’s sickness.

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