What’s that Lump? Common Cancers in Pets

If a lump or bump pops up on your pet, the first thought that likely runs through your mind is “cancer.” However, not every lump is cancerous, and many benign masses can crop up that do not significantly affect your pet’s health. Without a thorough veterinary exam and diagnostic testing, there is no way to [...]

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 [...]

When Good Pancreases Go Bad: Pancreatitis in Pets

As far as internal organs go, the pancreas is a pretty formidable foe. Sure, when it’s happy everything seems to be sunshine and rainbows… But make the pancreas mad, and the fun is over. Pancreatitis in pets is a common, but not so welcome, diagnosis here at Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services. This condition [...]

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 [...]

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

A 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 Pet Anxiety Normal at the Start of the School Year?

Preparing to go back to school is a feat in and of itself. Supplies, shoes, and snacks fill the homes of many families across the city…but where is Fluffy or Fido among all the hubbub? Quite possibly hiding, sleeping more, or pacing. Indeed, pet anxiety manifests in many ways – especially when a pet implicitly [...]

The Ultimate Party Pooper: Gastrointestinal Obstructions in Pets

Just like small children, our pets tend to explore the world with their mouths. This is all fine and well, but some things just aren’t meant to enter the digestive system. Some items or substances can be irritating or even toxic, and still others can get stuck if swallowed. Gastrointestinal obstructions in pets are no [...]

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. Certainly, the topic of pet grief is not new. From the [...]

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