The Do’s and Don’ts of People Food for Pets

selfie happy dogEven the most strict pet owner has had the urge to slip their special friend something from the table from time to time. It is a natural urge for us to want to show our affection through food, and pets are not exempt from this tendency.

People food for pets, however, can have some serious consequences. Before offering your furry kid a bite from your plate, be sure to review the do’s and don’ts of people food for pets so that you can avoid visiting us at Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services. Continue…

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Job Recommendations for the Animal-Loving Kid

An animal-loving kid walks the dog in SF

Whether your first job was to earn a little pocket money or gain essential life experience, you likely recall how it shaped your future. Sure, not all of us end up in the same field as our first gig, but one thing always leads to another. For an animal-loving kid or ambitious teen, there are loads of different opportunities that open up a lifetime of learning – and even reveal future career paths.

More Than Fun?

Working with animals can be extremely fun, and many experiences can be educational, meaningful, and rewarding. While the youngster in your life may have to wait until he or she reaches a certain age, a true animal-loving kid will find opportunities to work with (or simply be around) the most interesting species. Continue…

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Managing Pain in Pets for Optimal Quality of Life

Pug Dog on streetWhether it’s from an injury or a chronic condition, at some point in everyone’s life, something will occur that causes pain. The same is true when it comes to pain in pets. However, our fur friends can’t use words to convey the level of pain they experience, which is why it’s important to know the signs of pet pain.

Fortunately, modern veterinary medicine has made significant strides in understanding and treating pain in our animal companions. Continue…