Health & Healing


Don’t Let Easter Gifts Turn into Doctor Visits for Your Pet

Everywhere you look, people are getting ready for Easter. There are baskets everywhere, and many of them are stuffed with items that make beautiful gifts for humans, but can be toxic to pets. Here’s a list of a few seasonal flowers and foods to keep away from your pets. Lilies Many lily varieties, including, […]

What is Myasthenia Gravis?

Meet Oscar, a domestic long hair cat whose main aspirations in life are getting his belly rubbed and finding the most comfy nooks and crannies around the house to take a nap. Oscar is in remission from myasthenia gravis (MG), a  disease caused by an abnormality in the acetylcholine receptor (AChR), which receives messages, […]

Is it a Shiver or a Seizure?

A dog’s unusual movements may or may not be a cause for concern. A dog’s body temperature is higher than ours—around 100-102 F—but that doesn’t mean they won’t get cold, or shiver from time to time, especially in winter. But when is it just a shiver, and when is it something more concerning, like, […]

Puppies and Parvo What Every New Puppy Owner Should Know

Puppies and Parvo: What Every New Puppy Owner Should Know

If you have just adopted a new puppy, or are soon to get one, parvo should be something that you familiarize yourself with. Parvo is an illness that affects dogs, most commonly puppies, and if not treated, it can become deadly. Here at SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care, we want all, […]

Geriatric Dogs

Getting Familiar with Dog Dementia

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS), also known as dog dementia, is a growing problem and definitely present in Bay Area pets. “I have diagnosed several patients with this condition even within the last few weeks,” says Dr. Vivian Lau, a board-certified neurologist at SAGE Redwood City. This is a condition of geriatric dogs and is, […]

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