Your cat or dog’s safety is an utmost concern when you are around other animals—whether wild or domesticated. When you are out and about with your pet, you may not be prepared for a bite from another animal, but they happen frequently. In fact, bites are one of the most common pet injuries. The veterinarians.. read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →

TPLO is currently one of the most common surgeries performed to treat canine cranial cruciate ligament (CCL or ACL) injuries. Now in existence for over 20 years, the surgery has proven to be an extremely effective long-term solution for addressing cruciate ligament injury in dogs. Initially created for large breed, active dogs, TPLO has proven.. read more →

Along with Arizona’s monsoon season comes the Sonoran Desert toad, a seemingly harmless toad that can grow up to 7.5 inches long with smooth, leathery skin. This olive green toad is far from harmless, however. In fact, it is killing more dogs than rattlesnakes. The Sonoran Desert toad, also known as the Colorado River toad.. read more →