By Krystal Harris, DVM Background As our pets age, they commonly develop lumps and bumps both on their skin and just under their skin. Some of these growths may be harmless, but how do you know which ones are safe and which ones may not be? Dogs and cats can develop many different types of skin.. read more →

The first rule of thumb when heading out for a hike, camping trip, or outdoor adventure with your pet is to always put safety first. Be prepared with the following information. If you’re hiking in extreme temperatures such as Arizona’s hot summers, invest in a pair of booties to protect your pet’s feet from burns,.. 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 →

By Jonathan Schnier, DVM, DACVIM Anatomy Heat Stroke is an elevation of the core body temperature resulting from excessive external heat exposure. Risk Factors Both dogs and cats are at risk for heat stroke; pediatric and geriatric patients are at an even higher risk. Dogs with compressed short, noses/flattened faces (brachycephalic breeds) such as English.. read more →