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My old dog is losing weight, what should I do?

My old dog is losing weight, what should I do?

While it's true that our Rainbow City vets spend a lot of time discussing the dangers of pets gaining too much weight, sudden weight loss in dogs is also a concern, particularly in older dogs. Today we discuss a few reasons why senior dogs lose weight.

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Is my cat lonely? Do they need a friend?

Is my cat lonely? Do they need a friend?

Cats have a reputation for being aloof, solitary creatures but they are actually very sociable animals who thrive on building intimate ties with people and other animals. Today, our Rainbow City vets discuss getting a second cat as a companion for your first.

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Symptoms of Osteoarthritis in Dogs & How It's Treated

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis in Dogs & How It's Treated

If your dog is resisting walks, avoiding stairs and playing with less enthusiasm than they used to, osteoarthritis may be the problem. In today's post, our Rainbow City vets discuss the signs of osteoarthritis in dogs and how this painful condition can be managed.

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How To Help Your Dog's Bones Heal Properly After a Break

How To Help Your Dog's Bones Heal Properly After a Break

If your dog has broken a bone, getting them back on all fours and back to their regular activities as quickly as possible is going to be your primary goal. But how do you help your pup's bones to heal quickly? Try following these tips from our Rainbow City vets.

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IBD in Dogs - What You Need to Know About Inflammatory Bowel Disease

IBD in Dogs - What You Need to Know About Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Our Rainbow City vets at Central Valley Animal Hospital often treat dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and while there is no cure for this condition, in many cases IBD can be managed successfully. Read on to learn more.

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How To Tell If a Cat Has a Broken Leg

How To Tell If a Cat Has a Broken Leg

Whether your kitty is an outdoor adventurer or an indoor friend, accidents can happen. That's why our Rainbow City vets believe it's important to know how to spot whether your cat could have a broken or fractured leg. Today we look at the signs and symptoms of a broken leg in cats.

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How to Spot the Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs

How to Spot the Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs

Joint pain not affects your dog's ability to move comfortably but can also have a negative impact on their overall quality of life, but spotting the signs of joint pain isn't as straightforward as you may think. Today, our Rainbow City vets discuss joint pain in dogs, signs, causes and treatments. 

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Indoor Cat Vaccines & Why They Are Important

Indoor Cat Vaccines & Why They Are Important

Our Rainbow City vets understand how tempting it can be to skip vaccinations for indoor cats, but even our feline friends who are homebodies need protection against highly contagious, potentially serious conditions. Here's why...

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Parvo - What You Need to Know to Protect Your Dog

Parvo - What You Need to Know to Protect Your Dog

Parvovirus is an extremely contagious, often deadly, virus that spreads through contact with infected dogs or even through contact with contaminated objects. But you can protect your puppy against this serious disease, our Rainbow City vets explain how.

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Puppy Shots Schedule & When To Get Adult Dog's Their Booster Shots

Puppy Shots Schedule & When To Get Adult Dog's Their Booster Shots

Our Rainbow City vets know that repeated appointments for your dog's vaccines and boosters may seem inconvenient, but we believe that following the vaccination schedule below is the best way to help protect your four-legged friend from a range of potentially deadly diseases.

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Central Valley Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Rainbow City companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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