Dog Kennel Cough

What To Do About Kennel Cough

Like humans, dogs can catch bugs when they’re in close quarters with other dogs; or when they’re in familiar surroundings, like dog parks, where another dog happens to be sick. Kennel Cough is one of those bugs that is highly contagious, but also very treatable.  Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about, […]

How To Keep Dogs Stress Free During Thanksgiving

It is always fun when you are the host of a holiday gathering. Not only do you get to welcome people into your home, but you get to prepare a fantastic meal for everyone to share. Of course, hosting comes with its fair share of stress. You need to ensure that guests are comfortable,, […]

Dog Total Hip Replacement

Why Should I Consider Hip Replacement for My Dog?

Many medium to large breed dogs are predisposed to hip dysplasia — that’s the technical term for poorly fitting hip joints. This poor fit causes painful stretching and displacement of the joint, leading to progressive hip arthritis. You may notice your dog is stiff, or maybe has some hobbling in the rear legs, as, […]

10 foods that dogs and cats should not eat

Thanksgiving Foods Your Pet Should Avoid

We gather around the Thanksgiving table and our pets naturally follow us. We want to include them in the feast, but… STOP! Many foods we eat during the holidays can be toxic to our pets, particularly dogs, who tend to be nosier than cats, says Dr. Ayeley Okine, an Internal Medicine specialist at SAGE, […]

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Treating Dogs with Cranial Cruciate Ligament Ruptures

Our Sports Basement talks in San Ramon and Walnut Creek titled “Athletic Injuries in Dogs: Causes, Prevention and Treatment,” led by surgeons Tim Sellmeyer and Lissa Richardson covers the most common injuries we see at SAGE. One of those is the cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR). One of the most common treatments for CCLR, […]