Dog playing with kong toy

Dog-Friendly Peanut Butter Treats

National Peanut Butter Day January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day! A favorite of dogs everywhere, peanut butter is a source of both protein and fat. While a small scoop of peanut butter in a Kong toy is enough to thrill most dogs, here are a few other dog-friendly treats for those of you who […]

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. Unfortunately, […]

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 what […]

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 or […]

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 can […]

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 the […]


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

Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine for Pets

In honor of National Holistic Pet Day, we’d like to get to the point about Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) at SAGE Centers. Our alternative medicine department focuses on TCVM and offers veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal support and food energy therapy. By integrating TCVM and complementing it with a Western medicine foundation, patients are able […]

Can My Cat Eat That?

Cats are certainly picky eaters and don’t always know what they should or shouldn’t eat. Below is a list of common foods that they can and cannot have (of course, we couldn’t list everything). Please, keep in mind, cat’s bodies may not be used to eating certain foods so give small portions and consult your […]

Prepping Pets for Back-to-School

It’s that time of year again! The kids are heading back to school or off to college, disrupting summer routines for your pets. Dogs (more so than cats) are prone to separation anxiety and depression and need extra care. As you introduce new fall routines into your schedule, make sure you prepare the whole family […]

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