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Pet Insurance Ideas and Resources

During a recent SAGE Wilderness First Aid talk at REI, pet owners shifted the conversation to pet insurance. One owner commented that $70 or more a month seemed like a lot to spend on something you may never need or use. SAGE Redwood City surgeon Colleen McCoy had a helpful solution: If you don’t want, […]

Top 5 Questions We Hear at Our Wilderness Talks

SAGE veterinarians have spoken to hundreds of dog owners at our Wilderness First Aid talks at local REI stores. Here are some of the most common questions we hear: Are there any NSAIDS that are safe for dogs? SAGE Redwood City criticalist Dr. Sara Lefman says dog owners can administer low dose aspirin if, […]

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, […]

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, […]

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