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Santa Monica Pet Medical Center Blog

What to Expect During a Pet Acupuncture Session: Tips for Preparing Your Pet

Alternative therapies for pets have gained popularity in recent years. One such therapy is acupuncture, adopted from traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the insertion of fine needles into particular points on the body to stimulate healing and balance.

Common Pet Skin Conditions That Require a Veterinary Dermatologist's Expertise

Pets can experience different skin conditions that cause discomfort and distress. Some issues may resolve on their own, but others need professional help.

From Anxiety to Arthritis: How to Spot Signs of Health Issues in Your Dog

Canine arthritis is a progressive disease that affects the joints and can be very painful for your dog. Unfortunately, the condition has no cure, but it is manageable.

Flea and Tick Prevention: The Best Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe and Comfortable

As a dog parent, you want to provide security and comfort for your canine companion. However, the threat of parasites is one of the main worries for dog owners. Besides being annoying, these bugs can infect your furry friend with diseases. Fortunately, there are various strategies to avoid fleas and ticks while also maintaining the health and happiness of your dog.

How Do You Treat a Dog's Ear Hematoma?

Do you have a canine companion? If so, you understand the happiness and comfort that your four-legged buddy offers to your life. Yet, like you, your furry friend can experience health issues, including ear hematomas. 

Should I Take My Dog to the Vet for Allergies?

The American Veterinary Medical Association suggests bringing your pet in for allergy treatments. Sometimes, the level of discomfort can be intolerable for your dog. Seeing your vet as soon as possible can ensure your pet’s health and safety. Here are the signs you must bring your canine friend to the vet for allergy symptoms. 

The Benefits of a New Year's Resolution for Your Pet: How to Improve Their Health and Well-being

It takes significant time and effort to care for a pet; hence, you should not take the commitment lightly. As the new year comes close, you can resolve to take better care of your pet. Various animal breeds and varieties have different care needs. 

5 Signs Your Pet Is in Pain

When a person is experiencing pain, they can communicate and complain about their discomfort. You can lie down or yell out when hit by something like a stone. Unfortunately, reading whether your pet is in pain may not be that easy. They cannot talk or tell their owners of their discomfort. 

Can Dogs and Cats Have Seasonal Allergies?

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? If so, you know how terrible they can make you feel. However, you may not be the only one suffering from this problem in your home. Your furry friends may also react to environmental allergens, making them unhappy and uncomfortable. As with humans, animals’ immune systems can perceive pollen and other allergens as a threat, leading to an adverse reaction. 

Can My Dog Be Affected by Seasonal Allergies?

Just like humans, pets can suffer from allergies. Have you noticed your pet sneezing more than usual, licking paws, or scratching persistently? Maybe your pooch is shedding more than ever. These could be signs of seasonal allergies. 

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