Reflections For A New Year: Animal Internal Medical and Speciality Service’s Top 10 Blogs of 2017

pancreatitis in petsAs we prepare to close out another spectacular year at Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services, we would like to take a moment to thank you! We are honored that you’ve trusted us with the care of your four-legged family members, and we are steadfast in our goal to continue to provide empathetic, supportive, and state-of-the-art medical services for all of our patients.

Part of our commitment to you includes making sure you have access to the information you need to make the best choices for your pet, and our weekly blogs are part of how we accomplish that mission. We hope you enjoy the top 10 blogs of 2017!

AIMSS’s Top 10 Blogs Of 2017

  1. Help! My Dog Drinks Toilet Water! – There’s no question that dogs are wonderful, and as much as we love them, most of us are also keenly aware that they’re pretty gross. There’s almost nothing they won’t eat, sniff, or lick, regardless of how unsavory or unsanitary it may be – that includes water from the toilet. Because so many pet owners are understandably concerned when their dog drinks toilet water, we’ve decided to do a little digging and help our loyal readers figure out what to do about this unseemly behavior. Read More…
  2. What to Do When Your Pet Has the Flu – Like us, pets can contract various types of viral illnesses that are often collectively referred to as “the flu.” From Bordetella (kennel cough) and rhinotracheitis virus to the latest strain of the canine influenza virus (H3N2), these illnesses can make pets miserable (and pet owners too). Read More…
  3. Have You Ever Taken Your Pet on Public Transit? – It really doesn’t take alot to reduce our negative impact on the planet. Composting, using canteens instead of plastic water bottles, and taking the BART are just a few ways we can all contribute to a greener world. Undoubtedly, San Francisco boasts an outstanding train system, but have you ever taken your pet on public transit? Read More…
  4. Common Pet Toxins in Your Purse, Backpack, or Gym Bag – As a pet guardian, you know how adept your pet can be in snarfling out hidden tasty morsels. There are no limits when it comes to a pet’s ability to find food, and generally speaking, the nose is the primary way animals explore the world. That’s why many pets often get into items we may assume are safe, like a school bag or purse. Read More…
  5. Most Intelligent Dog Breeds and What Makes Them So – Is your dog a canine Einstein? Chances are, all dog owners have some anecdotal evidence as to why we think our pups are at the top of the class. From their incredible adaptability to have joined human communities an estimated 15,000 years ago to their ability to learn, it’s understandable why we view dogs as one of the smartest species around. Read More…
  6. Catio Time! The Ultimate Gift for the Indoor Kitty – Does your indoor cat longingly stare out the window all day? Has your curious cat made one too many near-miss escapes through the front door? Indoor cats, while living healthier, longer lives, do miss out on many of the benefits that come with Mother Nature, including fresh air, sunshine, and so many birds! So what’s the solution? Why, a catio, of course! Read More…summer activites
  7. The Stealthy Threat That is Hyperthyroidism in Cats – Have you ever wished you could eat whatever you want, whenever you want, and still lose weight? Some cats live this dream, but for them it is often more of a nightmare. Hyperthyroidism in cats is a real and a fairly commonly diagnosed condition, to boot. Fortunately, when properly diagnosed, Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services can often manage these sickly kitties quite effectively. Read More…
  8. More Than Myth: Safety Tips For Black Cats On Halloween – Halloween is one of our nation’s most beloved holidays; iconic images of pumpkins, ghosts, witches, and of course black cats, adorn homes and businesses, storefronts and display cases. Read More…
  9. Do Pets Experience Loss and Grief? – As pet owners, one of the worst situations we can imagine is the loss of a cherished pet companion and the ensuing grief and sadness we would feel. But what we may not consider is the impact of that loss on other household pets. Read More…
  10. Side Salad: Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? – It’s a question we get a lot: “Why do dogs eat grass?” As a dog owner, you’ve probably witnessed your curious canine munching on a verdant patch of grass or have seen the aftermath: a pile of puppy puke with grass bits. This greenery chewing habit is such a common occurrence that the team at AIMSS wants to address why your dog may love the “lawn lettuce” and what you can do about it. Read More…

dehydrationWe look forward to many more years of learning and growing together. If there’s anything we can do to help you accomplish your pet care goals for 2018, don’t hesitate to let us know!

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