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 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 →

From the Emergency Service Team at VETMED Approximately 300,000 dogs and cats are bitten by venomous snakes each year in the US, and prevention, protection, and treatment are key. Rattlesnake venom can cause serious injury and even death to pets. Most cases are reported during the warmer seasons, although here in Arizona they are reported and.. read more →