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Celebrate Your Pet This Holiday Season

The hectic holiday season reminds us how much we appreciate our pets. They are the best companions when we need a break from the hustle and bustle. They don’t tell a soul when they see us put dropped cookies back on the holiday platter—we’ve all done it—and they never ask if their present comes with [...]

4 Tips for Holiday Pet Safety

The most wonderful time of the year wouldn’t be nearly as special without our pets, but the festive hustle and bustle comes with hazards that can leave you saying, “Bah Humbug.” Our  Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services team offers four tips that will help ensure your pet stays happy, healthy, and safe this holiday [...]

Intervertebral Disc Disease—An Overview for Pet Owners

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), a condition that commonly affects dogs, but rarely cats, can cause significant pain, and possibly lead to permanent paralysis if left untreated. Our team at Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services (AIMSS) wants to provide information about this problematic disease. What is intervertebral disc disease in pets? Your pet’s spine is [...]

FAQs About Thanksgiving Safety for Pets

The turkey is defrosting in the fridge, the pumpkin pies are baking, and your guest list is made. You seem prepared for Thanksgiving, but have you made plans to keep your pet safe during the festivities? Our team at Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services (AIMSS) answers some frequently asked questions, to help you keep [...]

Toxic Relationship—Pets and Chocolate

People commonly eat chocolate to console broken hearts or calm nervous emotions. With dogs and cats, this sweet treat also targets their heart and nervous system—but with toxic results.    Chocolate is hazardous for pets, and although rarely fatal, can cause serious illness requiring hospitalization. Protect your pet from chocolate toxicity by learning its effect on [...]

Suspiciously Sweet—Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs

Xylitol is a natural sweetener and sugar substitute that is toxic to dogs. Originally used in sugar-free candy, mints, and gum, xylitol is now found in an ever-increasing number of food and non-food products. At Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services, we care for an alarming number of dogs affected by xylitol toxicity whose owners [...]

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 [...]

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