Prepping Pets for Back-to-School

It’s that time of year again! The kids are heading back to school or off to college, and it’s an exciting time for everyone. But remember, this also means a change to your pet’s home environment, which could include the people they interact with, their schedule and routine, and level of supervision. This can cause an increase, […]

Skunk Odor Removal Recipe | SAGE: Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care

Taking the Stink Out of Getting Skunked

A skunked dog is a sad sight indeed. And stinky. But take a moment to consider the skunk and that will help you to prevent an encounter in the first place. The skunk roams by night—it’s rare to see one during the day. They eat fruit, bugs, lizards, and the like. They have walnut-sized, […]

how to treat vestibular disease for your older dog

How to Treat Vestibular Disease for Your Older Dog

If you have an older dog, who suddenly cannot stand up, the dog may have vestibular disease. It can look like a stroke, but it is a condition that will go away in a few days. What Is Vestibular Disease? The condition is a nervous disorder that causes the dog to have severe dizziness and, […]

Heartworm Prevention in Bay Area

Heartworm Prevention For Dogs

Heartworm prevention is an important step you can take to keep your dog safe. A simple tablet or injection can prevent you or your dog from ever having to deal with this serious, and potentially fatal, problem. Keep reading to find out the importance of preventing heartworms in your dog. Where do heartworms come, […]

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Dangerous Amanita Mushroom Springing Up in Bay Area Yards & Parks

With both recent and upcoming wet weather in our area, SAGE wants to remind our clients about the potential danger of poisonous mushrooms growing in your yards and neighborhood parks. We recently had a dog present to SAGE Concord in severe liver failure, just one day after going on a hike with his owner., […]

Four New Year’s Resolutions for Pets & Owners

Get an annual exam Visits to the veterinarian shouldn’t just be made when a pet is injured or sick. Annual wellness exams can help detect problems in their early stages, at which point they’re more likely to be treated and resolved with less expense and better success. Regular exams can also help doctors establish, […]

Weekend Snow Trips with your Pet

Winter is here and so are those weekend snow trips! Here are a few tips to keep it fun for everyone; four-legged family members included. Winter Wonderland Stroll Make sure your dog is prepared and decked out for his winter outing. Dogs with little body fat will be much happier in a water-resistant sweater, […]

Pet Safe Holiday Decorating

Christmas trees are beautiful, but not everything adorning your tree is safe for or around your pets. Here are some decorations you may want to avoid so that you don’t wind up visiting the emergency vet this holiday season. Tinsel can be dangerous to cats. Cats are known to swallow strands of tinsel, which, […]

Dutch’s Story

Meet Dutch. He’s an 11-year-old lab with a heart of gold and a story to tell. We thank Dutch and family for their kind words and continue sending our best wishes. What Cancer? My name is Dutch. I am a black lab. My mom describes me as the ambassador of all things good in, […]


Halloween can be scary for pets too. Follow these pet safety tips to make sure your pet is treated and not tricked this Halloween!, […]