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 […]

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 to […]

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 we […]

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 the […]

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 severe […]

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 failure […]

Feeding Fido: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Pet Fit & Healthy

You are what you eat. That old cliché doesn’t just apply to humans. Nutrition is a key component in the health and well-being of your dog or cat. Most of our pets eat the same food every day, thus individual diets become more important for animals than for people because our pets do not have […]

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 morsel […]

Summertime Snakebites: Do’s & Don’ts

One of the many nice things about living in the Bay Area is the abundance of great parks and trails available, as well as the ability to explore many of these sites with our dogs. Summer also means a greater number of snake sightings and snake bites, making the outdoors somewhat formidable. Do you know […]

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