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Dog Preventive Care


This collection of Dog Preventive Care articles has been curated for you by Southern California Veterinary Group of the Inland Empire. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at 951-801-4835.

What is Parvovirus (Parvo)?

New pet adopters and experienced dog owners alike may wonder, "What is Parvovirus (Parvo)? How does my dog get parvo? Can parvo spread to humans and other animals?"


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How do Pet Vaccines work?

Effective vaccines can give you peace of mind when it comes to the good health of your pets. In fact, many states and municipalities require proof of immunization for dogs and cats.

However, you may wonder how veterinary vaccines work. What’s the difference between live and killed immunizations? What do IM vs SQ injections mean?


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Taking Care of Your Dog’s Paws

Your four-legged friend’s feet play an important role in his daily life. They provide insulation to keep him warm in cold temperatures, contain sweat glands to cool him off in the heat, absorb shock, provide traction and balance, bear the majority of his weight, and allow him to run to greet you at the end of a long day. Unfortunately, this means they also endure a lot of wear and tear.

Watch out for these paw problems—and catch any issues early by regularly checking your dog’s digits.


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A Step-by-Step Guide to Lumps and Bumps

You’re petting your cat or bathing your dog when—wait, what’s that?

Finding a lump or bump on your pet can be a worrisome experience, but don’t panic. Masses of all kinds, from harmless skin growths to malignant tumors, are fairly common. While most are benign, it’s always better to err on the side of caution by following these steps.


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What Are Worms, Anyway?

If you’re a pet owner, you know that deworming is an important step in your dog or cat's preventive care protocol. But what exactly are you preventing?

Typically referred to simply as “worms,” there are four main types of intestinal parasites that are common in pets—and they’re not just creepy, they’re harmful. Here’s what to watch out for.


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Loving Your Pet: Dos and Don’ts

It’s February, and that means love is in the air—but are you loving your pet the right way? Here are five dos and don’ts to help you show your furry valentine some love this month and all year long.


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7 New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pet

Working on a resolution or two for a happier, healthier new year? Consider including some for your pet!

Setting and conquering goals together is a great way to bond with your pet and pick up some mutually beneficial habits. Need some inspiration to get started? Here are seven New Year’s resolutions for you and your pet.


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Home for the Holidays: Your New-Pet Checklist

Did you bring home a new pet for the holidays? Welcoming a furry member to the family is an exciting time, and it can be easy to forget a few simple but important steps to ensure life with your new dog or cat begins on the right paw.

Get a head start on a happy, healthy life together with these tips.


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