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Is It Time to Seek a Second Veterinarian Opinion?

Posted on 08-17-2017

Owning an animal can be one of the biggest joys of your life, but when something is wrong with your furry friend, ownership can quickly transform into an expensive nightmare. If you’ve been ...

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Diagnosing and Treating Allergies in Pets

Posted on 06-29-2017

At La Concepcion Animal Hospital, our Santa Barbara veterinarian offers a wide range of pet care services, including everything from surgical procedures to allergy testing for your cat or dog. Man...

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Is My Dog Suffering From a Hip Injury?

Posted on 06-19-2017

Our vet surgeon in Santa Barbara treats orthopedic injuries such as hip injuries in dogs. Learn common signs that your dog may have a hip injury and how we can help.  Symptoms of a Hip Inj...

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Human Foods & Drugs That Are Toxic To Pets

Posted on 04-20-2017

If you have every lost an animal companion to food poisoning or the accidental ingestion of medications intended for humans, you have a strong motivation to go through your home and eliminate pote...

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Why Does My Pet Lick And Itch So Much?

Posted on 04-05-2017

In cats and dogs, a certain amount of licking and itching is normal behavior. But when it happens excessively, these could be signs of a health problem. At La Concepcion Animal Hospital,...

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Providing Treatment for Pets With Cancer

Posted on 03-07-2017

Your utmost dread is to have the veterinarian diagnose your pet with cancer. The good news is that advancements in cancer treatment for dogs and cats are extending lives and improving healt...

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Treatment Options for Dogs With Hip Dysplasia

Posted on 03-07-2017

Hip dysplasia is a predominantly genetic disorder of the hip joint. Although the majority of dogs born with the dysplasia gene have normal hip joints at birth, the disease develops quickly as sepa...

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The Importance of Pre-Anesthetic Diagnostics

Posted on 02-14-2017

Most pets will require anesthesia for a medical procedure at least once or twice in their lives. Many undergo anesthesia during spaying or neutering very early in life. Anesthesia is also requ...

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What Should I Do If My Pet Ate Something They Shouldn't?

Posted on 01-24-2017

Even the best-behaved pet can get itself into trouble from time to time. Naturally curious, cats and dogs are born explorers who love to seek out new tastes and experiences. What should you do if ...

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Things to Consider When Gifting a Pet for the Holidays

Posted on 12-13-2016

As a pet owner, you probably consider a new puppy or kitten to be a fantastic holiday gift for someone special, but your Santa Barbara veterinarian would advise you to do otherwise. While pets can...

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Tips for Flea Control, Prevention, & Treatment

Posted on 08-22-2016

Flea and tick prevention is an important part of cat and dog ownership. Pets that become infected with fleas can contract illnesses and conditions like heartworm, anemia, dermatitis and more. The ...

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What Should I Do if My Pet Has Been Hit By a Car in Santa Barbara?

Posted on 07-25-2016

Unfortunately, accidents happen; animals in the road can be difficult for motorists to see, especially at night. As a result, a pet that has escaped your control could be hit by a car and injured ...

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Summer Pet Water Safety

Posted on 06-21-2016

Summer is a time when many pets spend time in and around the water, because spending time in water helps pets stay cool and get exercise at the same time. At La Concepcion Animal Hospital in Santa...

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Summer Pet Wellness: Dangers of Heatstroke in Dogs

Posted on 06-08-2016

Summertime is a great time of the year to have a dog, but it also brings a major health precaution every pet owner in Goleta and Santa Barbara needs to know about: heat stroke.  ...

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The Importance of Flea, Tick and Heartworm Control and Prevention in Santa Barbara

Posted on 05-25-2016

If you spend any amount of time outdoors with your pet, and your furry friend is at risk of contracting fleas, ticks and heartworms. These pests threaten your pet's health. Consider the import...

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Avoid Dental Disease and Dental Emergencies in Goleta, CA!

Posted on 03-29-2016

Keeping your pet’s teeth healthy is an important part of maintaining good quality of life for your pet. At La Concepcion Animal Hospital in Goleta, CA, we want all pet owners in the Santa Ba...

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Is Your Dog Suffering from a Chronic Intestinal Disorder?

Posted on 03-01-2016

Your dog's health and well-being greatly depend not only on proper nutrition, but also on the animal's ability to absorb and metabolize its food. Sometimes, as in the case of chronic i...

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Warning Signs and Symptoms of Knee Injuries in Dogs

Posted on 01-25-2016

Like humans, dogs can experience significant debility as a result of knee pain. However, because your dog can't tell you that his knee hurts, it's important to know the signs and sympt...

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Arthroscopy: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Posted on 01-04-2016

Arthroscopy: Minimally Invasive Surgery Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that allows a veterinary surgeon to visualize the interior of a dog’s joints. Using this type of p...

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Is Your Dog at Risk? Warning Signs of Bloat

Posted on 12-17-2015

Bloat, a condition technically known as Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus Syndrome, is life-threatening condition that strikes quickly, leaving you scrambling for the phone to call the vet...

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Our Goleta Veterinarian Offers Advanced Diagnostics and Internal Medicine

Posted on 12-11-2015

Excellent treatment for your pet is based upon good diagnostic techniques. Our veterinarian in Goleta offers your pet the most advanced specialized diagnostics available, thus assuring you of the ...

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Thunderstorm Panicked Pets: Preventing the Need for Treatment by a Goleta Veterinarian

Posted on 11-12-2015

Loud noises and bright flashes during a thunderstorm can send your pet into a panicked state. Your frenzied animal may start to react in unpredictable and dangerous ways. If you are unable to calm...

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Cranial Cruciate Disease in Dogs

Posted on 10-12-2015

Cranial cruciate disease refers to the rupture or tear of the cranial cruciate ligament, which is comparable to the ACL in humans and is responsible for stabilization of the knee. Cranial cruciate...

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Protect Your Pets from Ingesting Foreign Objects

Posted on 09-08-2015

Animals are attracted to odorous waste as well as objects that move or shine. Unfortunately, cats and dogs often ingest these foreign objects without their owners realizing it. Commonly ingested i...

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Treat the Underlying Cause of Skin Disease

Posted on 08-13-2015

Our Veterinarian in Goleta and Santa Barbara Is Your Source for Dog and Cat Dermatology Does your pet itch, scratch and bite at its skin? Is it constantly rubbing its face along carpets an...

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Treating Dermatitis and Flea Allergies in Pets

Posted on 07-31-2015

Dermatitis, or sensitivity to flea bites, is the most common skin disease in dogs. If you believe that your pet is suffering from dermatitis, you may have noticed him or her looking uncomfort...

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What is TPLO Surgery: Orthopedic Treatment Options for Your Pet

Posted on 07-07-2015

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) is a surgery that is performed on dogs that have torn their cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), which is often referred to as the ...

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Full Service Animal Hospital in Santa Barbara

Posted on 06-16-2015

Dr. Dalo, La Concepcion Animal Hospital Santa Barbara At La Concepcion Animal Hospital in Santa Barbara, we offer full service small animal veterinary care. This means that when y...

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Santa Barbara Itch – Dog Allergies and Cat Allergies

Posted on 06-16-2015

Dr. Michele Everitt, our Santa Barbara veterinarian at La Concepcion Animal Hospital, wrote this blog post. At La Concepcion Animal Hospital in Santa Barbara, we see itchy dogs an...

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New Strain of Canine Dog Flu in Midwest

Posted on 06-16-2015

Canine Influenza Outbreak in Midwest There has been an influenza outbreak amongst more than 1,000 dogs in Chicago and the midwest that is rapidly spreading. The biggest surprise a...

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