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All About Pet Oncologic Surgery (and Our New Doctor!)

Although cancer is not a word that any pet owner wants to hear, the fact remains that some of our pets will wind up with this diagnosis. Cancer is a reality for roughly 12 million dogs and cats in the … Continue reading

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Reasons to Spay and Neuter Your Pets

No one wants to have to have a sweet pet go through surgery, but it is advisable for most of our four-legged family members to have surgery at least once in their lifetimes. It is typically recommended for pets to … Continue reading

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Different Perspectives: Understanding the Differences in Animal Vision

We depend on our senses to help us navigate and understand the world around us, and our animal friends are no different. While our pets use their eyes in a similar fashion as we do, there are some fascinating differences … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy for Pets – How Will It Affect My Pet?

More pet owners want the best for their pet so they are choosing advanced options for their care. One example is in the treatment of animals diagnosed with cancer–a scary concept when you’re a pet owner. You want your fur … Continue reading

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The Power of Prevention: Orthopedic Injuries in Pets

Human and animal athletes have more in common than you might think, including a wide variety of orthopedic injuries and problems. In both human and veterinary medicine, we are learning more and more about preventing this kind of trouble. We … Continue reading

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Options for Helping Pets with Hyperthyroidism

The endocrine system is a group of glandular organs that secrete hormones, and is responsible for regulating bodily functions such as metabolism, growth, tissue function, and reproduction. It is composed of important players, including the adrenal glands, the thyroid gland, … Continue reading

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On Pins and Needles:  Acupuncture for Pets with Cancer

When a pet is diagnosed with cancer, their human family members are often on a mission to find answers. Thankfully, we have more options than ever before when it comes to treating animal neoplasia. Some treatments are more traditional – … Continue reading

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It’s That Time Again: Our 2016 TEAR Cancer Fundraiser

At Oakland Veterinary Referral Services, helping pets in need is our passion; which is why October is such an exciting month for us! After much planning and many preparations, we are thrilled to announce the arrival of our annual TEAR … Continue reading

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Combating Pain in Pets: It’s What We Do

Our pets are arguably one of the best parts of life. We naturally want to do what is best for them. They deserve it, after all. We are better than ever at recognizing when pets are hurting and have more … Continue reading

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What the Heck is in My Pet’s Food? Understanding Pet Nutrition

Selecting the right pet food can be mind boggling, and trying to understand the nutrition label can be even trickier. It can be a tempting topic to avoid but our pet’s diet is an important cornerstone to proper care. Every … Continue reading

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