Make Reunification Easy: Update Your Pet’s Microchip

We hate to think of our pets getting out and getting lost, but if that day comes, would a Good Samaritan be able to reunite you? At SAGE Centers, staff always scan for microchips when stray pets are brought in, says SAGE Dublin Emergency veterinarian Dr. Lynne Morris. “We try to contact their owners,” Dr., […]

Canine Influenza Doesn’t Take a Vacation

The rash of canine influenza cases we saw last winter may seem like a distant memory with summer here. But keep in mind, canine influenza doesn’t rest. There are peaks and valleys, but emergency veterinarians know the virus is a year-round problem, says Dr. Christine Wong, DVM, DACVECC at SAGE Campbell. Summer is a, […]

SAGE Surgeon Reaches for Ancient Remedy to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

SAGE veterinarians treat wounds that are infected by bacteria that resist many first line antibiotics, just as physicians do in their human patients. When antibiotic resistance happens, SAGE Concord surgeon Lissa Richardson turns to honey, a substance that humans have used as a wound dressing since time immemorial. Why Honey? Honey has antimicrobial properties, […]

Give Your Pet Sitter Everything They Need in the Event of an Emergency

It’s vacation season! Does your pet sitter have what they need in an emergency? If you’re hitting the road and leaving your pet with a sitter, make sure they have written permission from you to take your pet to a veterinarian and authorize care while you’re away.  When pet sitters are unsure about their, […]

Diagnosing and Treating Diabetes Mellitus in Pets

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic and a potentially debilitating condition that affects cats and dogs. When a pet has diabetes mellitus, their pancreas does not produce adequate amounts of insulin. A vital hormone, insulin enables a body’s cells to use glucose, or sugar. Your veterinarian may not know why your dog or cat has, […]

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