Filling A Need: A Spotlight On Our Pet Transport Services

AIMSS_iStock_000005394624_Large (1)As a pet owner and animal lover there are no lengths you wouldn’t go to help a pet in need. Even though we would do anything for our pets, sometimes dealing with an animal in an emergency situation is more than even the most devoted pet owner can handle.

Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services understands that our clients occasionally need help transporting to their pets to the veterinary clinic or animal hospital, whether due to emergency or for other reasons. We are proud to introduce you to our emergency and non-emergency pet transport services.

AIMSS Pet Ambulance Service

Because we often treat critically injured or ill animals here at Animal Internal Medicine And Specialty Services, we recognize that sometimes a pet’s condition is simply too fragile for regular car transport. For this reason we offer a pet ambulance service on weekdays from 8AM-6PM, designed to transport your pet safely to our facility in the event of a medical emergency. Continue…

Bloat in Dogs: Its Causes and How it Can Be Avoided

AIMSS_iStock_000078756643_LargeGastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), or bloat as it is more commonly known, is a serious emergency that occurs when the stomach fills with gas and expands, oftentimes twisting (volvulus) in on itself. But, bloat in dogs, while common, is still a mystery to pet owners – particularly when misinformation on its causes (chewing ice, for example) abounds.

Despite its ambiguity, bloat is among the top causes of death among our canine companions – making this serious condition one that all concerned canine parents should better understand. Continue…

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The Nitty Gritty on Canine Influenza

AIMSS_iStock_000073687569_LargeMost of the infectious diseases we treat in veterinary medicine have been around for a while. We know them and what to expect when a pet contracts them. Every so often, though, a new infectious disease emerges and we are caught unaware as it begins to affect our pet population. Most recently, this has been canine influenza.

The Emergence of Canine Influenza

The dog flu, or canine influenza, is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs, caused by a virus. Despite its name, it is not the same flu that people get. Continue…

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