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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

By Dr. A. Nichole Hooper, DVM Acquired Fanconi Syndrome Fanconi syndrome is a kidney defect that can result in loss of glucose, amino acids, bicarbonate, potassium and other molecules in the urine. Most documented reports of this form of kidney disease are those of dogs with inherited Fanconi syndrome. For example, Basenji dogs are one.. read more →

Veterinary specialists are board-certified veterinarians who have focused their practice on a specific area of veterinary medicine including internal medicine, surgery, preventive medicine, toxicology, dentistry, behavior, and pathology, among other disciplines. Veterinary specialists undergo additional extensive training post veterinary school, acquire clinical experience in the area of their chosen specialty, publish a clinical case or.. read more →