Laryngeal Paralysis: One Dog’s Experience

Despite the oxygen mask, Roxie labors to breathe. The veterinarian and team try to calm her, but she continues to struggle. Her laryngeal paralysis has progressed, and this crisis has caused swelling. Her airway is almost completely blocked. Chest X-rays reveal severe pneumonia. Fluid is building up in her lungs and her body temperature is [...]

Foxtails: What to look for and how to prevent them.

Foxtails are prevalent in the Bay Area; they're everywhere. It is hard to completely avoid them but we at Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services can give you a few pointers to minimize foxtails that can harm your pet and what to look for. Foxtails can be embedded everywhere. They're shaped like an arrow so [...]

10 Reasons Why We Prefer to Spend Valentine’s Day with our Furbabies

Why We Prefer to Spend Valentine’s Day with our Furbabies, as told by Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services They’ll offer you their belly in romantic locations. Via They’ll dress up for you. Via Via Via   They’ll share their best toy with [...]

Canine Influenza

It’s flu season again, but did you know that our dogs and cats are susceptible too? All of us at AIMSS are interested in keeping you and your pets safe. If you watch the news you have heard about the flu, both human and canine. The flu is a clinical illness secondary to one of [...]

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 [...]

Lepto…what? An Overview of Canine Leptospirosis

Although it may still be a little known illness among many pet owners, canine leptospirosis is on the rise across the United States. Naturally, pet owners are concerned about how they can protect their companions from this dangerous parasitic illness. The good news is that there is a vaccine and some preventive measures you can [...]

The Nitty Gritty on Canine Influenza

Most 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 [...]

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