Spring has sprung! Did you know, a large portion of household and garden plants are toxic to pets? Here’s a list to keep on hand at home. To view photographs of a much more extensive list of toxic and harmful plants known to cause systemic effects and/or varying degrees of gastrointestinal upset, visit www.aspca.org… read more →

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 →

As you may have heard, Animal Dermatology has joined VETMED. Dr. Song will continue to provide the same outstanding dermatology & allergy care to patients. If you’re in need of an appointment please call (602) 697-4694. For information about Dermatology services, please click here. For location information and directions, please click here. Dr. Song and the.. 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 →

Pericardial effusion is the most prevalent pericardial disease process in dogs, reported in 7% of dogs with clinical signs of cardiac disease. Accumulation of fluid within the pericardial sac can lead to an equilibration between intrapericardial and intracardiac pressures, with subsequent cardiac tamponade, decreased cardiac output, and eventual cardiogenic shock. Various etiologies of pericardial effusion have.. read more →