The Importance of Poop: Your Pet’s Fecal Examination

No one really likes to talk about poop. It’s gross, it’s dirty, and it smells. Your pet’s stools are an important part of his or her health, though; and as veterinarians it is a subject we often have to broach. A history of your pet’s bowel movement habits and a thorough fecal examination are essential [...]

The National Effort Toward Better Pet Dental Care

February is a shorter month with less than ideal weather, but we can all get excited about one thing: it’s National Pet Dental Month! If you’ve been wondering about the ways you could initiate – or improve – the approach to your pet’s teeth and gums, there is no better time than right now. Due [...]

Maybe It’s Just An “Off” Day…? Signs That Your Cat Is Sick

Secretive is a word commonly used to describe the nature of most cats; and it’s true, felines can be subtle, quiet, and stealthy as they go about their ways. You can certainly appreciate your cat’s independence, but their acts of subterfuge can go a bit too far sometimes – especially if your cat is trying [...]

Sweet Dangers: Why Chocolate Is Bad For Pets

Whitman’s, Godiva, See’s, Russell Stover, truffles, chocolate-dipped strawberries… Ok, you get the point. With Valentine’s day right around the corner, many of us have chocolate on the brain, whether we are buying a box for a special someone, hoping to receive our favorite chocolates, or just love the sweet, dark, confection in general. As wonderful [...]

National Walk Your Dog Month: Dog Walking 101

January is National Walk Your Dog Month, and your friends at AIMSS would like to encourage you to include your pet in your health and fitness goals for 2016. This special month is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of our relatively mild winters here in San Francisco by getting out there and walking with [...]

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