Nose work

Rainy Day Games

According to the Mercury News, in 2018 March will have the longest stretch of wet weather on record in history. Your pet may end up stir crazy with cabin fever due to more time in the house. Try some nose work or scent training which is great for preventing boredom by stimulating the mind. This can even be used for pets with mobility limitations and convalescing pets. View our blog on Therapeutic Confinement

You can create a fun game out of anything. Recycled amazon prime boxes (from all of that online shopping you’ve been doing) used toilet paper rolls, or even puzzles purchased from a store.

Here’s a level 1 nose work game that you can create out of recycled coffee cups.

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International Women’s Day

Today we’re honoring one of our own, Dr. Jill Williamson, for International Women’s Day. Not only is she the Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services found but she is ka board-certified emergency and critical care specialist. 

After graduating from veterinary school in Iowa, Dr. Williamson headed to the west coast and has been in California ever since. She practiced in emergency and specialty hospitals in Northern California prior to starting her ACVECC residency in 2002. Dr. Williamson completed her residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the Pet Emergency and Specialty Center of East County in La Mesa, California.

Dr. Williamson puts her advanced skills in critical care to work when a pet’s condition becomes life threatening. After making an initial assessment, she stabilizes the patient, and then provides continuous support and monitoring based on patient needs. Life-saving therapy may require IV fluids, blood or plasma transfusions, mechanical ventilation, oxygen support, surgery, nutritional delivery, and pain control. Dr. Williamson delivers cutting-edge expertise with compassion and love.

“Critical care is the core of medicine; it requires intimate knowledge of physiology. Although deeply challenging on intellectual and emotional levels, critical care can be amazingly rewarding.”

Dr. Williamson spends her free time riding both road and mountain bikes, exploring the culinary scene of Northern California, and hiking.

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Lily Toxicity in Felines

Lilies are beautiful, come with most flower arrangements, and are in many homes especially during the Spring and around Easter time. Unfortunately, most cat owners are unaware of the dangers a lily possesses for cats.

All members of the scientific species Lilium, have toxic principles that cause acute kidney injury and kidney failure in cats. It’s not just the petals, but the water in the vase, the pollen, the leaves, the stem and essentially every part of the lily.

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10 Reasons Why We Prefer to Spend Valentine’s Day with our Furbabies

Why We Prefer to Spend Valentine’s Day with our Furbabies,

as told by Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services

  1. They’ll offer you their belly in romantic locations.

    Via instagram.com/simabossneko

  2. They’ll dress up for you.

    Via instagram.com/scoutthegoldenretriever

    Via instagram.com/maru.and.kumo

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  3. They’ll share their best toy with you.

    Via instagram.com/the.real.calipso

  4. They’re out of this world cuddly and cute.

    Via instagram.com/monique_ginger

    Via instagram.com/scoutgoldenretriever

  5. They come bearing gifts.

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    Via instagram.com/kikythehusky

  6. They’ll give you a massage.
  7. They’ll give you kisses.

    Via instagram.com/ronin_and_gambit

  8. They will wine, weim, and dine with you.

    Via instagram.com/theroodles

  9. They’ll make your Valentine’s day magical.
  10. Lastly, they have so much unconditional love for you. Why would you NOT spend your Valentine’s Day with your special furbaby?

    Via instagram.com/itslouiethecav

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