Common Myths About Pet Allergies

Allergies are a confusing topic in the pet world, and many pet owners are uncertain whether their cat or dog truly suffers from allergies, what actually causes them, and how to best manage the problem. Unfortunately, many myths abound about pet allergies, and our team has heard some interesting, albeit untrue, tidbits concerning this condition. [...]

Anesthesia: A Safe Option for Your Pet

Advances in medications, techniques, and equipment have made anesthesia safe for pets today, and your concerns should not stop you from scheduling a procedure your pet needs. When pet owners worry about the anesthesia risk, they are likely thinking of veterinary medicine in the 1950s when, among sick pets, 1 out of 400 dogs and [...]

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 [...]

Therapeutic Confinement

Therapeutic confinement Often times, pets injure themselves or they have to undergo surgery and they’re put on strict rest by their veterinarian. Just like humans, it is essential for pets to rest so as to not be set back by further injury or delay of healing. If it is a post surgical site, excess movement could [...]

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 [...]

Pet Paw Care to Put Your Best Paw Forward

Pet paws are often adorable, but they are also work horses. Those tiny feet take a lot of flack and are exposed to a ton of wear and tear on a daily basis. Their close contact with the environment also put them at high risk for exposure to allergens, moisture, and irritating substances. It isn’t [...]

All Ears: The Importance of Pet Ear Care

Although our pets’ ears are often some of the most expressive, as well as one of the cutest, parts of their bodies, it’s easy to overlook them when it comes to grooming and other health needs. Many pet owners assume that pets take care of their own ear health, and that we would know if [...]

Potbellied Pet? The Answer to Health is Never Pet Obesity

Stout, meaty, heavyset, big-boned, chubby, pudgy… However you describe pets with a few extra pounds, what you cannot call them is “healthy”. A primary cause of diabetes and high blood pressure, pet obesity is on the rise. With more than half of all cats and dogs considered overweight or obese, is it time for your [...]

Taking the Mystery Out of Pet Food Labels

If you’ve been to any large pet supply store lately, you may have been overwhelmed by all the different food choices on the shelves. From grain-free to wild meats like elk, there are lots of opinions on what constitutes a “healthy” pet diet. Although you may have picked up a can or bag and reviewed [...]

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