Cardiomyopathy, “disease of the heart muscle,” is caused by a primary structural or functional abnormality of heart muscle caused in most cases by an inherent genetic abnormality. Cardiomyopathy most frequently results in the heart muscle growing too thick to function normally. Less commonly, the heart muscle becomes too thin and does not contract normally. The.. read more →

Leptospirosis is an infection caused by Leptospira bacteria, found in soil and water. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be spread from animals to people, and it most commonly occurs in warm climates like the Valley. While infected cats may experience mild flu-like symptoms, dogs are most commonly affected, and are at.. read more →

We proudly share this guest post from our VETMED Cares featured organization this quarter, Saving Paws Rescue! What’s the old saying about when life gives you lemons? Poor little Eva is the poster dog for this saying. But just like lemonade, Eva is as bright and full of sunshine as you can imagine. She’s a.. read more →

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Our team at VETMED proudly fosters a Blood Donor Program in which healthy dogs and cats help less fortunate animals through blood donation. Our program works much like a human blood bank. Critically ill or injured veterinary patients often require blood products for life-saving treatment, and that blood is provided by animals belonging to our.. read more →

February 23 is National Dog Treat Day, hooray! So we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share one of our favorite healthy, homemade dog treat recipes. Happy baking! Peanut Butter Bone-Appétites! Ingredients: vegetable oil cooking spray 2 cup whole wheat flour ½ cup old fashioned oats 1 tbs baking powder 1 cup low sodium chicken.. read more →

By Krystal Harris, DVM Grading – 3-Tier Patnaik vs. 2-tier Kiupel For many years, veterinary pathologists have relied on the Patnaik 3-tier grading system for cutaneous MCTs. When this system was published each tumor grade was associated with a distinct survival curve (Figure 1, Patnaik 1984). In recent studies an increased number of tumors are being.. read more →

In our dry, desert climate, scorpion stings and spider bites are common in pets. Their curiosity can get the best of them, resulting in a defensive sting, or they can fall victim to a surprise bite by simply sniffing in the wrong place at the wrong time. As pet owners it’s important to know the.. read more →

Two years ago, Diane Hechtman of Scottsdale was suffering from dizziness and her doctor determined that she had an irregular heartbeat. As part of treatment, she received a pacemaker. Shortly after her minor surgery, with her heart scare behind her, Diane and her husband Dan added a new member to their family—Kissy, a seven-year-old miniature.. read more →

VETMED is proud to share that we were recently featured in the September issue of Scottsdale Lifestyle! We’re so thankful for the opportunity to show off our wonderfully talented team in the article titled VETMED: A Team of Heroes, Sometimes it Takes More than One. “It wasn’t that long ago that I had my own.. read more →