Most people would agree that there’s nothing more heartwarming than taking care of a dog or a cat. Since they take such good care of our hearts, it’s only fair that we return the favor. Everybody knows that cardiovascular disease is bad, both for people and pets, but not everybody knows just exactly what it.. read more →

March is National Poison Prevention Week, so our VETMED Team wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the potential dangers to your pets that could be lurking in your home… is your home safe? Top Toxic Plants Common household plants such as Chrysanthemums, Daffodils, Lilies, and Tulips can pose severe harm to your.. read more →

The holidays are a joyous time, but don’t let them become a hazard to your beloved pet! Here are some common holiday safety hazards for your pets. 1. Holiday Baking Even small amounts of raisins and grapes can cause kidney failure in dogs and potentially, cats. Any ingestion of raisins or grapes should be treated as.. read more →

Keep your pets happy, healthy, and safe during hot summer days with these tips! Beware of Hot Temperatures Limit your dog’s time outdoors when it’s extremely hot or humid. When your dog is outside, make sure he has access to shade, shelter, and plenty of fresh water. In the Phoenix area, it can just take.. read more →

There’s no disputing that animals possess a sixth sense for danger. Here, as we celebrate Love Your Pet Month in February, we share five inspiring stories of pet heroes who saved the lives of those they loved. Military Hero Pet: German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois Where: Afghanistan At just two years of age, Lucca, a.. read more →

February is American Heart Month, and the VETMED Cardiology Department wants to make sure your dog’s heart is both happy and healthy. Would you know if your dog had a stroke? While strokes in dogs are less common than in humans, if one occurs, it can be just as serious as a human stroke. Learn.. read more →

My name is Mark Romanoski and I am a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) at VETMED. I primarily work in the surgery department, but often help in other departments when it is needed. Working as a Certified Veterinary Technician My number one and most important role as a CVT is patient advocate. Our patients do not.. read more →

As you look to the year ahead and set new goals, make a commitment to a few resolutions that will benefit both you and your pet! Go for more walks and explore the outdoors together. Hikes and walks are great exercise for both you and your pet, and the change in environment can be stimulating.. read more →

The holidays are a joyous time, but don’t let them become a hazard to your beloved pet! Here are 12 common holiday safety hazards for your pets. 1. Holiday Foods Onions are toxic and can destroy a dog’s red blood cells. Grapes and raisins contain toxins that cause kidney failure. Amaryllis can cause vomiting and.. read more →

Is Your Yard Safe for Your Pets? Before introducing a pet into your yard, and prior to shopping for new plants or shrubs to decorate your outdoor space, be aware of the numerous common plants that can be extremely toxic to dogs. Many of these, if even ingested in small amounts, can cause severe illness.. read more →