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October is ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Posted on 10-12-2018

Animals in shelters wind up there for many different reasons, mostly through no fault of their own. Unfortunately, there are not enough homes for all of the homeless dogs and cats in the United St...

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Pet Tips to Prevent Heat Stroke

Posted on 09-13-2018

During the warmer months of the year, our Goleta veterinarian understands that many pet owners want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors with their beloved pets. Unfortunately, pet owners with ...

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National Dog Day

Posted on 08-29-2018

August 26th is national dog day, a great time to remind your pup how much you love and care for them! Our Goleta veterinarian at La Concepcion Animal Hospital is ready to help you with all your pe...

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Protect Your Pet From Heartworm Disease

Posted on 08-15-2018

Heartworm is a devastating disease that can be picked up by your pet no matter where you live. However, there are simple preventatives that you can give your pet on a monthly basis to avoid ever h...

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Preventing Cat & Dog Heat Stroke

Posted on 08-15-2018

Pets are just as at risk for heat stroke as their owners – perhaps even more so because they cannot vocalize their discomfort or their need for water or cooler conditions. This is why...

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4th of July With Pets: Your Survival Guide

Posted on 06-28-2018

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate with friends and family. The evening fireworks show is the perfect way to end a day spent barbecuing and relaxing. The day can also be a wonderful pet holida...

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How to Prepare For Your First Road Trip With Your Pet

Posted on 06-28-2018

It's summer and prime time for a road trip. No matter when or where you want to go, though, if you're going to travel with your pet, you need to prepare. This includes taking pets in for a...

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Flea and Tick Prevention

Posted on 06-14-2018

Protecting your pets from fleas and ticks can be as simple as protecting your child from measles and mumps. With the right information, you can quickly prevent the spread of fleas and ticks. Summe...

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Pet Dental Care

Posted on 05-29-2018

Proving dental care year round is essential is an important aspect of your pets health. Pets can have cavities, gum disease and other oral health problems that can put their well-being at risk wit...

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How to Properly Take Care of your New Puppy

Posted on 05-10-2018

Bringing a new puppy home is a fun experience, but it can also be a stressful time if you aren’t properly prepared for it. Here are some tips that can make taking the puppy home a little bit...

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When Your Pet Needs Intensive Care

Posted on 12-29-2017

Lively, sociable and sometimes rambunctious, Peanut was a medium-sized mixed terrier that loved going for walks at the local dog park. One day, his owner forgot to attach his leash to his collar b...

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Our Veterinarian Offers Nursing After a Surgery

Posted on 12-06-2017

When it comes to your beloved pet, surgery is a frightening prospect. Not only is the procedure itself intimidating to many pet owners, but the follow up care can be intensive as well. That’...

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Root canal therapy At Your Santa Barbara Veterinarian

Posted on 11-16-2017

Your pet has dental needs, just like any other member of your family. While it’s relatively rare that a pet will need root canal treatment, it does happen. When it does, you need an excellen...

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Dental Veterinarian Provides Prosthodontics for Pets with Damaged Teeth

Posted on 11-06-2017

Prosthodontics (crown therapy) refers to dental restoration appliances called crowns that fit over an animal's tooth like a cap. Just like dental crowns made for human teeth, pet dental crowns...

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Orthodontia and Its Risks

Posted on 10-31-2017

A veterinarian offers treatments to help with your pet's tooth pain, but you must understand the potential concerns associated with treatments. Seeking treatment to correct problems with a pet...

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Pet Leash Laws In Santa Barbara

Posted on 10-05-2017

At La Concepcion Animal Hospital, our goal as your local vet is to help our patient's owners give their pets the best possible life. In addition to helping you keep your pets healthy and well,...

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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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