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 [...]

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 [...]

Kitty Concerns: Why Do Cats Sleep so Much?

It’s the rare cat owner who hasn’t looked upon their peacefully sleeping kitties with envy from time to time. After all, cats seem to be able to sleep just about anywhere, anytime, and for hours on end. Indeed, cats sleep more than most mammals. The average cat logs an impressive 10-16 hours of shut-eye per [...]

Regular Pet Dental Care May Prevent Future Calamity

In our culture, a sizable emphasis is placed on the prevention of all sorts of future problems. From debt to disease, poor credit scores to early mortality, we walk a fine, sometimes blurry line between success and disaster. This can also be said for our nation’s pets, especially when their dental health is taken into [...]

A Clear View on Pet Eye Care

Can you imagine how maddening it would be to have something in your eye and not be able to rub, scratch, or pick it out? Well, your furry pet, with their furry paws, certainly can. Without a safe or effective method for removing debris from the eye, your pet could be in danger of developing [...]

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 [...]

Pet Stool Samples and Why We Love Them

It isn’t typically a topic of conversation in polite company, but Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services loves talking poop. While it may seem like an odd request for us to ask you about your pet’s bowel movements or request a specimen, it is often an important part of routine wellness screening and diagnostic testing [...]

Winning the Internet: Our Favorite Internet Pet Stars

Who isn’t guilty of killing a little time watching YouTube cat videos? There are definitely a few animal sensations who have taken over the Internet in 2016, and Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services likes to keep an eye out for who the next Internet pet star might be. Take a look at a few [...]

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