Dr. Marlena Cleary is a veterinarian at Sierra Veterinary Clinic in Stockton, California. She graduated from UC Davis with her doctorate in veterinary medicine and she loves to improve the lives of pets by providing advice on all aspects of preventative care. In her free time, she enjoys diving, hiking, and practicing ballet and... ballroom dance. More

Anesthesia Free Dental Exams: False Security

Before you schedule an anesthesia free dental exam, the doctors at Sierra Veterinary Clinic want you to know what you are really buying. But before we talk about anesthesia free dental exams, let’s talk about where most tooth problems come from in our pets.

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Can you get a cat to lose weight?

A lot of times we think a fat cat is a happy cat but this really isn't true. Obesity can make our pets more susceptible to several diseases. Some of these diseases include diabetes mellitus, hepatic lipidosis, dermatologic conditions, and pain from osteoarthritis. Hepatic lipidosis and diabetes are the scariest diseases but the extra pain from having too much weight on old joints is a problem that obese pets have to suffer from everyday of their life.

I tell people to get their cat to lose weight all the time but I have an obese cat at home who I love very much. So in honor of pet obesity day on October 7th, I have committed to getting my obese senior to lose weight.

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