Disastrous Decor: Holiday Decorations and Pets

When you think of the holiday season, it’s safe to assume that some of the cherished, traditional decor and decorations come to mind. From the twinkling lights to the star placed atop the tree, the holidays wouldn’t seem complete without the glow and dazzle of seasonal ambience.

While these decorations seem like a must for many people, they can pose risks to our pets. Since the decorating festivities will soon be upon us, the team at AIMSS is here to help you discern which decorations and pets are not a good combination.

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Pet Digestive Problems Got You Down? We Can Help!

Tummy troubles are no fun, as almost everyone knows. Pets can suffer from intestinal woes also, and pet digestive problems are one of the most common ailments pet owners have to deal with. Knowing when to seek your veterinarian’s help is an important part of pet ownership, and acting quickly can prevent a bad situation from becoming worse.

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The Rumble Down Below: Pet Tummy Trouble

pet tummy troublesFew of us have escaped the pleasure of experiencing a pet with an upset belly. Since there are a slew of potential causes for pet tummy trouble, though, you may wonder how to know when to give things a little time and when pet tummy trouble is an emergency?

Wait and See or See the Vet?

If you notice symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, inappetence, drooling, loud digestion, or flatulence, there is clearly something going on with the digestive tract. But what that is, is not always so obvious.

There are a variety of different causes behind pet tummy trouble. If you flipped through a veterinary textbook, you might be surprised to learn that the list of possible diagnoses for these symptoms is quite long. Some culprits are more frequent than others, but there are many potential causes of pet tummy trouble.

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Pet Lumps and Bumps:  What’s an Owner to Do?

pet lumps and bumpsA sudden swelling on your pet’s perfect skin can be concerning. What could it be? Do you need to worry? Is it an emergency?  Pet lumps and bumps can be scary, but not all of them are cause for alarm. If you find an extra friend on your pet, Animal Internal Medicine & Specialty Services is here to help you sort out what’s going on.

Good Looking Out

As an owner, finding pet lumps and bumps can be scary; but many times they are not anything to be concerned about. The cause of a lump typically falls into one of three main categories: an infection or abscess, a reaction to something foreign or abnormal in the body (a granuloma), or a tumor. A tumor is a cancerous growth that can either be benign (harmless) or malignant (aggressive).

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