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The veterinary team at Shane Veterinary Medical Center shares helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Aural Hematoma in Cats: When is Surgery Needed?

Aural Hematoma in Cats: When is Surgery Needed?

If you notice that your cat has developed an ear hematoma, you might be wondering how to help. Today, our Marina del Rey vet team talks about the causes of aural hematomas in cats, symptoms, and treatment options.

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Dog Recovering from Surgery

Dog Recovering from Surgery

After a dog undergoes surgery, its owners play a key role in helping them fully and safely recover. Diligent and attentive post-operative care is key to helping your pup return to its daily routine as quickly as it can. Our Marina del Rey vets share some tips for how to care for your dog after surgery. 

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Getting Your Dog Fixed: When and What To Know

Getting Your Dog Fixed: When and What To Know

Having your dog spayed or neutered prevents unwanted litters, but can also help to curb undesirable behaviors and even reduce the risk of certain diseases. Here, our Marina del Rey vets share what you need to know about getting your puppy fixed.

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What is Whipworm in dogs? Causes, Treatment & Prevention

What is Whipworm in dogs? Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Worms in dogs are not a pleasant thing to deal with no matter the type. Today, our vets in Marina del Rey discuss common types of worms in dogs, how they can be prevented, the signs of worms, and how they are diagnosed.

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How To Choose The Perfect Pet For Your Family

How To Choose The Perfect Pet For Your Family

So you're ready to commit to the responsibility of owning a pet, but you're not sure what kind to get. There are loads of things to consider when adding an animal to the family. Here, our Shane Veterinary Medical Center vets discuss types of pets and the rewards and challenges that come with each kind. 

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Should I get my dog vaccinated? Why do it and When to do it

Should I get my dog vaccinated? Why do it and When to do it

Our Marina del Rey vets understand that repeated appointments for your dog's vaccinations and boosters may seem inconvenient, but following the vaccination schedule below is the best way for you to protect your canine friend from a host of serious and potentially deadly diseases.

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Is It Better To Have Two Dogs?

Is It Better To Have Two Dogs?

There are certainly some benefits to having two dogs in your home for you and your pup. However, there are also some factors that you may have to consider before adding a second dog to your household. Here, our Marina del Rey vets explain more.

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What are Vaccines and Why do they Matter?

What are Vaccines and Why do they Matter?

Vaccines are products designed to trigger protective immune responses and prepare the immune system to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Our Marina del Rey vets explain why core vaccinations are those essential to the health of your pet. 

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Preventing & Treating Leptospirosis in Dogs

Preventing & Treating Leptospirosis in Dogs

If left untreated, fleas may lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Marina del Rey vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death for pets in Marina del Rey.

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