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Help! My Cat Is Breathing Heavily, What Should I Do?

Help! My Cat Is Breathing Heavily, What Should I Do?

Heavy breathing and panting are often associated with dogs because that's how they cool down. However, this behavior isn't usually seen in cats. Here, our Torrance vets explain the reasons why your cat could be breathing heavily/panting and when you should call your vet.

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What is the Average Cost of Owning a Dog?

What is the Average Cost of Owning a Dog?

If you are considering getting a new puppy, you're probably wondering how much it will cost to own a dog. Today our Torrance vets will discuss the potential costs of owning a dog.

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X-Rays for Dogs and Cats

X-Rays for Dogs and Cats

If your cat or dog is booked to have an x-ray (radiograph) you may be wondering how it will help and what your vet will learn from it. Our Torrance vets share the purpose and necessity of taking X-rays of your cat or dog.

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Are Pet Wellness Plans Worth It For Routine Care?

Are Pet Wellness Plans Worth It For Routine Care?

Wellness plans are 'packages' that include commonly used vet care services offered at a discounted rate. Today, our Torrance team discusses the advantages of wellness plans, and some things to take into consideration.

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At What Age Is My Dog Considered a Senior?

At What Age Is My Dog Considered a Senior?

Today, our Torrance vets discuss at what age a dog is considered to be a senior, how to spot signs of aging, and the special care requirements that an aging dog may need.

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Rabbit Vaccinations

Rabbit Vaccinations

Getting your pet rabbit vaccinated is important for its overall health so it's important to know all about rabbit vaccinations and why your rabbit needs them. Our Torrance vets will provide you with information on rabbit vaccinations.

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Pet Wellness Plans vs Pet Insurance

Pet Wellness Plans vs Pet Insurance

There are two great options for helping make your pet’s healthcare more affordable pet insurance and wellness plans. Below, our Torrance Companion Animal Hospital vets explain some of the differences and benefits of a wellness plan and pet insurance.

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Gingivitis in Cats: Signs, Causes & Treatment

Gingivitis in Cats: Signs, Causes & Treatment

Proper oral care is important for your cat. If their teeth are not cleaned regularly your cat can develop gum diseases like gingivitis. Our Torrance Companion Animal Hospital vets can provide information on gingivitis in cats, its signs, causes, and treatments.

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What Owners Should Know About Total Hip Replacement For Dogs

What Owners Should Know About Total Hip Replacement For Dogs

Joint pain in dogs is a serious matter, especially when it onsets early because of conditions like hip dysplasia. In especially severe cases of joint pain and lost mobility in dogs, you may hear your vet recommend a total hip replacement (THR) as a treatment option. Here, our Torrance vets explain what dog owners should know about total hip replacements.

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Should I get my dog vaccinated?

Should I get my dog vaccinated?

Our vets know that repeated vaccination appointments for your dog as well as boosters each year throughout their life may feel a bit inconvenient. However, following your dog's vaccination schedule is the best way for you to protect your canine companion from a host of both serious and potentially deadly diseases. Here, our Torrance vets explain more. 

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