Celebrate Earth Day with Your Pets | SAGE: Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care

7 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Pets

Earth Day is just around the corner. Let’s take a moment to talk about the carbon paw-print our pets leave behind and how you can go green with your pets. Just like humans, pets impact the amount of carbon emitted back into the atmosphere from a variety of sources such as pet food factories. Buying and […]

Pet Hydrotherapy | SAGE: Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care

Hydrotherapy: Pets & Water Rehabilitation

Underwater treadmills (pet hydrotherapy) are an important treatment modality used by our SAGE Physical Rehabilitation department. As water provides both resistance and buoyancy, it can be a great treatment option for pets recovering from injury or those who are suffering from pain. As pets age or suffer injuries, it can become more and more difficult […]

National Walking Day: Prevent Heat Stroke in Dogs | SAGE: Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care

Prevention: Heat Stroke in Dogs

When spring arrives and warmer days become more frequent, dog owners naturally want to spend more time outside with their pets. But as temperatures start to climb, so do the odds of heat stroke in dogs. This risk is especially great during the first heat wave of the year, when pets have not yet acclimated […]

National Crayon Day: Printable Coloring Page | SAGE: Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care

National Crayon Day: Free Printable Coloring Page

Break out your crayon boxes and let’s get coloring in honor of National Crayon Day! We’ve created a free printable coloring page to get your inner artist started. Download Printable Coloring Page Did you know that on March 31, 1903 Binney & Smith, Inc first started selling Crayola Crayons for just a nickel? The original box of crayons […]

Routine Vet Visit: Why Are They So Important?

Why are routine vet visits so vital for your pet? Many pet owners only visit their veterinarian when their pet is acting strange or sick, but it is very important that pet owners keep their pets on a routine schedule of visiting the vet. Just like humans, pets need frequent checkups to ensure everything is […]

New Puppy Checklist | SAGE: Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care

New Puppy Checklist

Will your family be bringing home a new puppy soon? There are several items you’ll need to help get your furry new family member settled at his or her new home and we’ve created a new puppy checklist to help. While we call this our new puppy checklist, these items are needed for any new […]

Chicken Pot Pie Dog Treats | SAGE: Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care

Chicken Pot Pie Dog Treats

  Ready for a Pi (π) Day tradition? We’ve done the math and calculated that your pup will love these savory homemade chicken pot pie dog treats! Try the recipe today.   Note: Please consult your veterinarian before changing your dog’s diet. And make sure to use ingredients that are all-natural and dog-friendly. You always want to […]

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 from? […]

Laparoscopic Gastropexy Spay Procedure Available for Large-Breed Dogs

February 28, 2017 is World Spay Day. While SAGE does not provide traditional spay and neuter services, our surgeons frequently do perform spays in combination with gastropexy (laparoscopic gastropexy spay procedure), reducing post-op recovery., a surgical procedure in which the stomach is tacked to the abdominal wall to prevent bloat. Prophylactic gastropexy is often recommended […]

Bay Area Pets Diagnosed with Dangerous Bacterial Infection, Leptospirosis

Over the last month, several cases of leptospirosis, a potentially deadly bacterial disease, have been diagnosed in dogs in the Bay Area. Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial infection that is often spread through contaminated water. The organism is shed in the urine of small mammals and has in previous years been found along the peninsula […]

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