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Dr. Patrick Mahaney Weighs in on Canine Cognitive Dysfunction for People.com

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Are you aware that just like people, older dogs can develop various degrees of decline in their brain function that can negatively impact their quality of life?  Doggie dementia is a real thing and well known in the veterinary community as canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD).   Beyond being older, there’s not one specific reason why […]

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney Named 2019 Best Vet by Modern Luxury Angeleno Magazine The Luxe List

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I moved to Los Angeles in 2006 at 32 years of age in search of my forever home where I could have an optimal quality of life in a warm and urban climate while figuring out how to best to make my mark on the world as a practicing veterinarian.   At the time I […]

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Canine and Feline Hip Dysplasia: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

One of the most common diagnoses that creates great cause for alarm among many pet owners is hip dysplasia.   Fortunately, having your dog or cat diagnosed with the condition does not mean a death sentence.  Instead, owners of hip dysplasia-affected pets should consider the option for surgical correction and must implement a series of […]

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Veterinarians Answer: Lyme Vaccine- Yay or Nay via My Dog’s Symptoms

Jana Rade again called upon me and my fellow veterinary writers for My Dog’s Symptoms .  As we’ve moving into the moist and warmer days of spring, ticks will start to emerge that can bite your pet and potentially transmit bacteria capable of causing severe illness.     One such illness is Lyme disease, which is […]

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Canine & Feline Osteosarcoma: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Cancer is one of the worst diagnoses any owner can get as pertains to the health of a beloved pet.     Like in humans, there are numerous types of cancer that affect many of our canine and feline companions’ body systems.  One cancer that severely compromises a pet’s quality of life and ultimately leads […]

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