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Our Torrance veterinarians share tips and advice that can help keep your pets happy and in tip-top shape.

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Signs & Symptoms of Gingivitis in Cats

Signs & Symptoms of Gingivitis in Cats

Dental problems can be incredibly painful for our cats. Dental disease such as gingivitis is incredibly pervasive in cats, with almost 85% of cats over the age of three developing some form of oral health issues. Our Torrance vets share signs and causes, along with information on how the disease is diagnosed and how it can be treated.

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How To Deal With Your Puppy Teething

How To Deal With Your Puppy Teething

Puppy teething can be a trying time for pet parents. Pain caused by teething often leads our pups to chew on things they shouldn't. Here are a few suggestions from our Torrance vets on how you can help relieve your puppy's pain and get you both through this difficult stage.

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Getting Your Cat Fixed: Expectations & Benefits

Getting Your Cat Fixed: Expectations & Benefits

Getting your cat spayed or neutered comes with a variety of benefits. Here, our Torrance vets explain when you should get your cat or kitten fixed, and the benefits of spaying or neutering your cat.

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How Long is a Spay Procedure?

How Long is a Spay Procedure?

Spaying your female cat or dog is the best way to prevent unwanted litters. It can also help prevent unwanted behaviors and protect your pet from some serious forms of cancer. Here, our Torrance vets explain the spaying process and how long the procedure takes to complete. 

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Sings of Infection After Spaying or Neutering Your Dog

Sings of Infection After Spaying or Neutering Your Dog

It's a big decision to spay or neuter your dog and you might be concerned about the complications that could follow. Rest assured the odds of a complication are very low, but here our Torrance vets discuss what you can expect from spaying/neutering your dog and the signs of complications or infection you should keep an eye out for.

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Male Cats Behavior & Recovery After Neuter

Male Cats Behavior & Recovery After Neuter

Neutering is a safe and common procedure for male cats, it protects them from a range of health issues, prevents them from fathering kittens, and even curbs undesirable behaviors. Today our Torrance vets explain what you can expect before and after neutering your male cat, including behaviors and recovery.

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What to Do if My Dog Cut His Paw Pad

What to Do if My Dog Cut His Paw Pad

While the pads of your dog's paws are a lot tougher than the bottoms of your feet, they can still suffer from cuts and other injuries. Our Torrance emergency vets and team explain what you should do if your dog cuts their paw pad.

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How Often Should My Cat Go To The Vet

How Often Should My Cat Go To The Vet

You love your cat and want to do everything you can to make sure they live a long and healthy life. So how often should your cat go to the vet to ensure they look and feel their best? From kittenhood to their golden years - here's what our Torrance vets recommend.

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What Qualifications Should I Look For in a Vet?

What Qualifications Should I Look For in a Vet?

You love your pet and want to be sure that the vet you choose has the right qualifications to provide the veterinary care that your animal needs. So what qualifications should you look for?

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What Is the Difference between Pet Insurance and a Pet Wellness Plan?

What Is the Difference between Pet Insurance and a Pet Wellness Plan?

There are distinct benefits to both wellness plans and pet insurance, but it's important to understand the differences between them. Here, our Torrance vets explain more about wellness plans and pet insurance.

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