Keep your pets happy, healthy, and safe during hot summer days with these tips! Beware of Hot Temperatures Limit your dog’s time outdoors when it’s extremely hot or humid. When your dog is outside, make sure he has access to shade, shelter, and plenty of fresh water. In the Phoenix area, it can just take.. 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 →

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 →

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 →

With the addition of our new Oncology wing at VETMED, we’ve become increasingly aware of the many lives touched by cancer, both human and canine. Because of this, we want to shine the spotlight on The Puppy Up Foundation, an incredibly deserving organization making efforts to raise awareness and research funds to discover the causes.. read more →

It is that time of year again for spending time with family and friends over great meals.  We hope you have a wonderful holiday week and want to remind you we are here for you and your family veterinarian 24 hours a day.  Here are some tips from our doctors as well as the team at.. read more →