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Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Turns out, you can teach an old dog new tricks. There’s no reason why you couldn’t! Still, remember that the physical limits of your canine friend may mean choosing only specific tricks to teach them. Like humans and all animals, dogs may be prone to achy joints and other physical ailments as they get, […]

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, […]

Canine Influenza Outbreak Has Bay Area Veterinarians on Alert

Pet owners should be aware of a recent outbreak in canine influenza cases. The SAGE Emergency team has seen several cases of canine influenza over the last several days, with the majority of cases being in the South Bay. Many of these cases can be linked to time spent in a boarding facility or, […]

A Day in the Life of an Emergency Veterinary Team

Illnesses and accidents can happen at any time of day. When a beloved pet is sick or hurt, our clients drop everything and seek care. At the ER, the staff triages the problem. Here, there are no appointments, just degrees of urgency. Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and front desk staff must be ready for anything,, […]

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