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A Look At the Science Behind Heat Safety For Pets

Your pet is a family member, but their physiology is different from yours for certain bodily functions. By understanding these differences, you can better protect them from the sometimes extreme California heat. Our team at Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services wants to explain the science behind the heat’s effect on your pet. Body cooling [...]

Top Five Cookout Pet Safety Tips

Summer vacation and July Fourth often mean fun family cookouts, but grilling outside can pose dangers for curious pets. Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services wants to keep your pets safe. Read on, and learn how to avoid the top five pet safety risks when you barbecue this summer. Pet cookout risk #5: Fire and [...]

5 Tips to Care for Your Senior Pet

As your pet leaves their puppy or kitten and adult stages and heads toward their geriatric years, certain factors should be considered to ensure they continue to thrive. The team at Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services wants to help. We offer five tips to care for your senior pet. You may wonder when your [...]

Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets

From the time your pet was tiny, you have provided the best care possible, and your pet has lived a long, wonderful life by your side. However, they recently have started exhibiting some behaviors that concern you about their mental acuity. The team at Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services wants to educate you on [...]

5 Diseases Your Pet Can Transmit To You

Pets share a lot with their owners, from cuddles and kisses, to joy and laughter, to companionship. However, your pet may also share some less-than-pleasant things—like zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic diseases are illnesses that can be transmitted from animals to people, and they can have serious consequences for both species. Rabies is probably the most infamous [...]

Common Myths About Pet Allergies

Allergies are a confusing topic in the pet world, and many pet owners are uncertain whether their cat or dog truly suffers from allergies, what actually causes them, and how to best manage the problem. Unfortunately, many myths abound about pet allergies, and our team has heard some interesting, albeit untrue, tidbits concerning this condition. [...]

How to Perform Pet First Aid in an Emergency

Pets routinely experience emergency situations, and seeing your furry pal struck by a car, collapse, or seizuring can be a frightening experience. But, by staying calm in these situations and applying first aid care to your pet, you can stabilize their condition long enough to reach our hospital for urgent treatment. Keep in mind that [...]

Pet-Proofing Your Home: Preventing Pet Emergencies

One of the things we love most about our pets is their inquisitive nature. Dogs and cats have endless curiosity, and nothing is cuter than a puppy investigating the outdoors for the first time, or a kitten pouncing on your blanket-covered feet. But, that same endearing quality can land your pet in a heap of [...]

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