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Pet Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine | SAGE: Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care

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, […]

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, […]

Dogs & Bees: How to Handle a Sting

You may have seen a news story over the weekend about a swarm of bees in Concord that is suspected of killing two dachshunds and stinging multiple people. While that was an unusual case in that the swarm came from a hive owned by an amateur beekeeper, we thought it important to share what, […]

Get to Know: SAGE Physical Rehabilitation

From two days a week in Campbell to full-time in two hospitals, SAGE Physical Rehabilitation has gone through quite a transformation since it started being offered as a service in 2007. Today, the department includes two rehabilitation therapists and three technicians. “When opening our first state-of-the-art hospital in Campbell in 2006, we knew that, […]

How to Keep Your Pets Safe during Foxtail Season

It’s summer now, which means that it’s time for warmer temps and later sunsets. Unfortunately, that also means it’s foxtail season for pets and veterinarians. Foxtails, a weed with a barbed, hardened end, are extremely common on the west coast and a hazard for dogs and outdoor cats, often getting inhaled or lodged in, […]

Have a Broad-Chested Dog? Here’s What You Should Know about Bloat.

By Dr. Bianca Boudreau, SAGE Dublin Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV), often referred to as bloat, is a life-threatening condition most commonly reported in large-breed, deep-chested dogs. In animals with GDV, the stomach rotates on its axis, trapping air inside. As the stomach dilates and expands, the pressure in the stomach increases, which leads to several, […]

Dangers of Mushroom Toxicity

With the wet weather returning (thank goodness), SAGE wanted to remind our clients about the potential of poisonous mushrooms popping up in your yard or at your neighborhood park. Poisonous mushrooms are an uncommon cause of liver failure in many parts of the country, but are one of the major causes of acute liver, […]



Rodenticide Toxicity: An All-Too-Common Poisoning Seen in Dogs

Rodenticides, also known as rat bait, are commonly used by property owners and businesses to try to control a mouse or rat problem. Unfortunately, this poison is often used in the form of tasty treats to encourage its ingestion, and when dogs stumble across some of the poison it can seem like a tasty, […]