Heartworm Disease, Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Anaplasmosis in Dogs

Mosquitoes and ticks are more than a nuisance. Dogs can contract heartworms from a mosquito bite, and ticks that attach to a dog can transmit the organisms that cause Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis. Dogs are often screened for these disease agents using a small blood sample obtained at their wellness exam, because knowing whether [...]

What Constitutes a Veterinary Emergency?

How do you determine whether your pet’s problem is an emergency? Our Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services team is not only available around the clock to answer your questions about your pet’s possible emergency, but we also offer 24-hour urgent care. Take a look at our website before an emergency occurs, to familiarize yourself [...]

Nose work

Rainy Day Games According to the Mercury News, in 2018 March will have the longest stretch of wet weather on record in history. Your pet may end up stir crazy with cabin fever due to more time in the house. Try some nose work or scent training which is great for preventing boredom by stimulating [...]

International Women’s Day

Today we’re honoring one of our own, Dr. Jill Williamson, for International Women’s Day. Not only is she the Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services found but she is ka board-certified emergency and critical care specialist.  After graduating from veterinary school in Iowa, Dr. Williamson headed to the west coast and has been in California [...]

Lily Toxicity in Felines

Lilies are beautiful, come with most flower arrangements, and are in many homes especially during the Spring and around Easter time. Unfortunately, most cat owners are unaware of the dangers a lily possesses for cats. All members of the scientific species Lilium, have toxic principles that cause acute kidney injury and kidney failure in cats. [...]

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 instagram.com/simabossneko They’ll dress up for you. Via instagram.com/scoutthegoldenretriever Via instagram.com/maru.and.kumo Via instagram.com/talk_to_the_paw   They’ll share their best toy with [...]

Putting Your Finger on the Pulse of Heart Disease in Pets

We know all too well what big hearts our animal friends have. Sadly, though, pets suffer from heart disease just as people do. As a pet owner, it is important to have a feel for what heart disease might look like in your animals. As veterinarians, it is important for us to know the latest [...]

Protect your pets from Valentine’s Day

Stanley enjoying some Valentine’s love at AIMSS Lucky getting love from Dr. Andres Valentine’s Day is upon us once again! Those pink balloons with cute curled ribbons, yummy chocolates and candies, and red roses are so thoughtful except when it comes to your furry friends. Although we all love to see [...]

Veterinary Neurology in Action- meet Frida!

This is Frida, she is a 3 year old mixed breed dog with a lot of spunk! She was born with a malformation in the bones surrounding her spinal cord and she always walked a little strangely since she was adopted from a local animal shelter.  Her owners did not know the full nature of [...]

Pets Living with Cancer and…..doing great!

Treating Cancer in our Pets Gunther on his couch This is Gunther, a 6 year old Great Dane. He also happens to have cancer. We are featuring Gunther this month, not only because he is cute, but also because he is like many other dogs out there, living with cancer and doing well [...]

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