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 →

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) is common throughout Arizona and the Southwest, and affects the lungs and respiratory system. It is caused by the fungus Coccidioides, which grows in the soil in low rainfall areas, and regions with high summer temperatures and moderate winter temperatures. These fungal spores become airborne when the soil is disturbed by winds,.. read more →