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Down the Hatch! 6 Tips for Medicating Your Pet

When your veterinarian tells you that your pet needs medication, you likely wince, cringe, or scream silently. However, pets often have health conditions that require pills or liquid medications. If the thought of medicating your pet makes you feel like you need prescription-strength courage and patience, check out these helpful tips from our Alisos Animal [...]

What Pet Owners Should Know About Cognitive Dysfunction

Does your senior pet seem more anxious than usual or appear lost in familiar surroundings? These signs may indicate cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS). As your pet ages, CDS affects their organ systems, including their brain. Our Alisos Animal Hospital team knows how much you care about your aging pet, so we are providing information about [...]

Pet Pancreatitis 101

The pancreas is a multifunctional organ that controls two main body systems—endocrine and exocrine. Pancreatic endocrine cells produce insulin and glucagon to regulate blood sugar, and these cells’ damage leads to diabetes. Approximately 98% of the pancreas serves exocrine functions—producing digestive enzymes that help break down and absorb foods’ nutrients. Pancreatic inflammation (i.e., pancreatitis) is [...]

What’s That Cough? Canine Influenza FAQs

Although canine influenza is not a common respiratory disease, we are seeing an increase in cases in our area. To help keep your dog safe from canine influenza, our team answers common questions about this respiratory condition. Question: What is canine influenza? Answer: Canine influenza virus (CIV), or dog flu, is a contagious respiratory disease [...]

Clarifying Curious Canine Conduct

Dogs are amazing creatures, and constant sources for entertainment. We have all watched our dog perform some strange action, and wondered why they would do such a thing. The Alisos Animal Hospital team wants you to wonder no more. We explain the origins of some of these eccentric habits. Question: Why does my dog walk [...]

A Pet Owner’s In-Depth Guide to Holiday Safety

Pets are notorious for getting into mischief when they find intriguing new objects—especially the glitz and glow of holiday decorations. But, cats and dogs can encounter dangerous situations when investigating the tree, gifts, and seasonal treats associated with Christmas and New Year’s Eve. To avoid an emergency veterinary visit during the holiday season, follow our [...]

Questions Every Pet Owner Has About Euthanasia But is Scared to Ask

As your beloved pet nears the end of their time, whether it’s the end of their natural lifespan or they have a terminal illness, making a decision about euthanasia can be incredibly difficult. Many pet owners are scared to ask questions about such a decision, the process itself, and what happens to their pet after [...]

Pudgy Pet? 5 Reasons Why Your Pet Is Gaining Weight

More than half the cats and dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese, which increases their risk for arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory issues, and certain tumors, and can shorten their life expectancy. Like people, many factors—not only simple overfeeding—can cause your pet to gain weight. If your furry pal is [...]

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