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Why Dogs Chew Things They Shouldn't and How To Stop Them

Why Dogs Chew Things They Shouldn't and How To Stop Them

While chewing is a normal activity for any dog, you likely don't want to sacrifice your new shoes, socks or a favorite book to your dog's pastime of choice. If you're at the end of your rope with your dog's destructive chewing, our Montecito veterinarians are here to explain why your dog may be chewing and how to help curb this habit. 

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Why Isn't My Cat Eating?

Why Isn't My Cat Eating?

It may be alarming to see that your cat has suddenly stopped eating. It can also be difficult to determine whether or not your feline companion requires an emergency veterinary visit because of this. Here, our Montecito vets share some of the common reasons why cats may stop eating and how to tell if they are in an emergency situation. 

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Skin Problems in Dogs: Itching, Scratching and More

Skin Problems in Dogs: Itching, Scratching and More

Excessive itching, scratching or licking are sure signs that your dog has some kind of irritation affecting their skin—often a condition call dermatitis. Discover here what may be causing these skin problems and how our Montecito vets can help you to treat them.

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Ear Infections in Dogs

Ear Infections in Dogs

Ear infections are a quite common reason for dogs to have to visit us at Montecito Pet Hospital. Thankfully, most ear infections in our canine companions are relatively easy to treat if they are caught early. Here are some of the signs of ear infections in your dog and what to do if your pup's ears aren't as healthy as they should be.

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

As a conscientious pet parent, you love your four-legged friend and want to make sure that the vet you choose has the right qualifications to provide the veterinary care your animal needs. So, which qualifications should you look for? Our Montecito vets share insight. 

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Did you know heartworm disease can lead to severe lung disease, heart failure, organ damage and even death for pets in Montecito? This serious disease is typically found in dogs, cats and ferrets. Today, our vets explain why prevention and annual testing are key to maintaining your pet's good health.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks are dangerous to both people and pets, as they can spread many serious diseases. Today, our vets in Montecito explain how these external parasites thrive, including which signs to watch for, and how to guard your pets and your family against ticks. 

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world and is passed among infected animals. Today, our vets in Montecito share facts about Lyme disease in pets: what it is, symptoms and treatment options. 

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Getting yearly fecal exams at your vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals give your Montecito vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise. 

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

The most common external parasite can make your pet extremely miserable! Left untreated, they may even cause serious diseases and lead to infections. Our vets in Montecito lise early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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