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Our blog is where you can read some helpful tips and advice provided by our knowledgable Poway vets to help you keep your pets happy and healthy.

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Infection After Spaying or Neutering Your Dog

Infection After Spaying or Neutering Your Dog

It's a big decision to spay or neuter your dog and you might be worried about the possible complications. Rest assured the odds of a complication are very low, but here our Poway 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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What To Do About Heatstroke In Dogs

What To Do About Heatstroke In Dogs

Here, our Poway vets define heatstroke in dogs and provide a list of symptoms that you should watch out for as the temperature rises. We also share recommendations on how to prevent heatstroke and what to do if you think that your dog is suffering from this serious condition.

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Why is My Dog Always Panting at Night?

Why is My Dog Always Panting at Night?

Although panting during a warm day or while playing fetch is normal for dogs, excessive panting at night can be a sign of a health issue. Besides causing sleepless nights for you and your dog, nighttime panting can be an indication that something is wrong. Today, our Poway vets discuss signs, treatments, and when to go to the vet.

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Signs & Treatment For Constipation In Dogs

Signs & Treatment For Constipation In Dogs

Constipation is one of the most common digestive issues our Poway vets see in dogs. While it may not seem serious, constipation can be life-threatening to your dog depending on the cause. Here's why.

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How To Treat Heavy Bleeding in Dogs & Cats

How To Treat Heavy Bleeding in Dogs & Cats

For any pet emergency, you should contact a veterinarian right away. In some emergency situations, like when your dog or cat is bleeding, you may need to administer first aid until you can get there for treatment. Here, our Poway Emergency veterinarians explain. 

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Why Is My Cat Coughing & Wheezing?

Why Is My Cat Coughing & Wheezing?

Is your cat coughing rather than purring? coughing in cats is a sign that something is irritating their lungs, airway or throat. Some causes of cat coughing, sneezing, or wheezing are easy to treat but others are much more serious. Here, our Poway vets share some common causes.

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Help! My Cat Won't Eat!

Help! My Cat Won't Eat!

It can be worrying to owners when their cat is not eating. They may wonder whether their cat needs to go to the emergency vet. Our Poway emergency vets list some common reasons why cats may stop eating, and how to tell if it is an emergency. 

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What To Do If Your Dog Is Choking

What To Do If Your Dog Is Choking

Most dogs will chew anything - bones, toys, shoes. But what should you do if something gets lodged in your dog's throat and they start to choke? Here, our Poway emergency veterinarians share what to do in a choking emergency. 

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Common Veterinary Emergencies For Pets

Common Veterinary Emergencies For Pets

Our pets are just as prone to sickness or injury as we are. Unfortunately, sometimes sudden illness or injury is so severe that it necessitates emergency medical treatment from a trained and experienced veterinarian.

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7 Pet Emergencies That Require Immediate Attention

7 Pet Emergencies That Require Immediate Attention

For most pet parents, our furry friends are part of the family. This means that we often treat them with the same kinds of considerations as we would our children or other cherished family members. When it comes to emergency preparedness, our pets need us more than we know. They are much less likely to show us they are having trouble than our human family members will. This means we need to take proactive steps to ensure we know what to look for when it comes to pet emergencies that require ...

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Experienced Emergency Vet Care

Animal Emergency Clinic of San Diego is a family-run after-hours and critical care hospital, providing veterinary emergency care since 1985. If your pet is experiencing an emergency, contact us to get the help your pet needs.

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