One of the great appeals of our area is that we’re rich with beautiful landscapes and wildlife, though there are times when this can pose a danger to our furry friends. Learn more about the wildlife risks in our area with VETMED’s tips on how you can keep your pet safe from the less.. read more →

Have you noticed your dog scratching a lot? In dogs, this could mean that your pet has some sort of allergy. In animals, allergies are a fairly common condition. VETMED wants you to know how to identify the possibility of allergies in dogs and how allergies can be treated in pets. Types of Allergies Much.. read more →

Hip dysplasia is a genetic problem that occurs most commonly in dogs that have a mature body weight of more than 30 pounds—though toy breeds and cats occasionally are affected as well. At VETMED, we recommend orthopedic screening examinations at six to eight weeks of age in at-risk medium, large, and giant breed dogs. At.. read more →

When a pet dies, it can be a significant loss to those who consider their pet an important of the family. It’s normal to grieve in the same way one would for a family member. Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support, and unconditional love. If you understand and accept this bond between humans and animals,.. read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The veterinarians and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline tallied up the various types of toxins that prompted the most calls for help in 2013, and released the following lists. Chocolate, Xylitol and pain killers top the list for most harmful toxins in dogs, while lilies, general purpose cleaners, and flea and tick prevention treatments.. read more →