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6 Reasons Non-Anesthetic Dentistry for Pets is Contraindicated

Pet stores and grooming facilities commonly offer non-anesthetic dentistry (NAD) to remove tartar from your pet’s teeth while they are awake. This may sound like a good option for keeping your pet’s teeth clean and healthy, but NAD is not considered appropriate for pets. Our Livermore Family Pet Hospital team is well-trained in the most [...]

10 Reasons You Should Microchip Your Pet

Losing your pet can be extremely traumatizing, but if they are microchipped, you have a better chance of being reunited with your four-legged friend. Our Livermore Family Pet Hospital team is dedicated to keeping you and your pet together. We explain 10 reasons you should microchip your pet as soon as possible.  #1: Microchipping provides [...]

What a Pain in the Mouth: Stomatitis in Cats

Imagine your mouth always being inflamed, making eating difficult and downright painful. Sadly, this problem—known as feline stomatitis—occurs in 0.7% to 10% of the general cat population. Feline stomatitis has been known by many names, and most recently is being referred to as feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS). This debilitating, inflammatory condition affects the mucous membranes [...]

Sweet, Sweet Poison: Xylitol Toxicosis in Dogs

Sweet treats are not good choices for your four-legged friend, and not only because they typically lack nutritional value. Although you can swap out low-calorie substitutes, such as xylitol, for sugar, sweetened foods are best kept away from your pet. Sugar substitutes continue to rise in popularity in foods and many other household products, and [...]

Make Pet Preventive Care a Priority

Pets are more likely to develop diseases and adverse health conditions as they age, because their bodies—like ours—become less resilient over time. Aging is difficult for everyone, but providing your pet with proactive wellness and preventive care can help keep them healthier throughout their life, and prevent or delay common conditions’ onset or progression.  Our [...]

10 Steps to Improving Your Pet’s Oral Health

Your pet’s oral health is an often overlooked—but vitally important—component of their overall wellbeing. Most pets older than 2 years of age have early stage periodontal disease—dogs’ and cats’ most commonly diagnosed medical issue. Plaque and bacteria below the gumline are periodontal disease’s primary drivers, and the best way to control these pathogens is through [...]

How to Preserve Your Pet’s Smile Through Daily Toothbrushing

You might fondly remember your sweet little puppy’s fresh breath. But, stinky doggy breath? Not so sweet! While many people think malodorous doggy breath is normal, the rank odor is actually a dental disease sign. In addition to oral and systemic health issues, bacteria that attack your pet’s mouth cause the stench. However, by caring [...]

The ABCs of Cold Weather Safety for Pets

Pets in our Livermore community are accustomed to relatively warm winter conditions, so when a sudden temperature drop coincides with wet weather, your four-legged pet can be ill-equipped to handle the abrupt change. If you and your pet take a winter trip to a much colder area, your furry pal can have difficulty adjusting to [...]

Tooth Resorption in Cats

Feline tooth resorption is a common condition that affects more than 50% of cats older than 3 years of age and causes irreparable damage to the cat’s teeth. Our Livermore Family Pet Hospital team offers information about this extremely painful condition and explains how to know if your cat is affected. Cat dental disease terminology [...]

Holiday Pet Safety Do’s and Don’ts

Christmas music is playing non-stop on the radio, and the malls are packed with shoppers searching for a holiday deal. But, at this exciting time of year, the festivities can be dangerous for your pet. Our Livermore Family Pet Hospital team wants to help by providing do’s and don’ts to protect your four-legged family member [...]

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