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Snakebite Awareness Day

Snakebite Awareness Day

September 19th is Snakebite Awareness Day. This is definitely an important topic for dog owners! Here in Arizona, we share our land with 13 venomous rattlesnakes. The Mojave rattlesnake is the most toxic, but the Western Diamondback is responsible for many more deaths. A Scottsdale, AZ vet offers some insight on this below. Signs Of … Read More »

Things To Consider Before Adopting A Gecko

Things To Consider Before Adopting A Gecko

It’s World Gecko Awareness Day! Geckos are very interesting little lizards, and they can make quite fun pets! A Scottsdale, AZ vet discusses these popular reptiles in this article. Breed Geckos may very well be the most popular type of lizard out there. There are over 1500 types of geckos, though only a handful are … Read More »

World Snake Day


Tomorrow, July 16th, is World Snake Day. We know, snakes aren’t the most popular pets around. However, these mysterious, beautiful creatures do have some very devoted fans. A Scottsdale, AZ vet discusses snakes in this article. Snakes In The Wild It’s important to realize that snakes play crucial roles in keeping natural ecosystems in balance. … Read More »

Summer Hazards for Birds


Do you have a pet bird? If so, you’ll want to take some extra care with Polly over the next few months. This time of year can get brutally hot around here. That scorching heat can put all our animal friends—including birds—in danger. A local Scottsdale, AZ vet lists some key hazards to beware of … Read More »

7 Reasons to Love Birds


May 4th has gone to the birds: it’s National Bird Day! We’re more than happy to celebrate our feathered friends. Wild birds provide cheerful, chirpy background noise, and can be really fun to watch. And as for pet birds, well, Polly may be small, but she can fill some huge spaces in our hearts. In … Read More »

Meet the Skink


Are you interested in adopting a lizard? While many people go for geckos and monitors, there’s another family of lizards that can also make great animal companions: the Skink Read on as a local Scottsdale, AZ vet discusses these beautiful and captivating critters. Basics Skinks are part of the Scincidae family. There are more than … Read More »

Cute Ways to Pamper a Bearded Dragon


Do you have a bearded dragon? If so, you’ll want to pay your little buddy some extra attention tomorrow. January 16th is Appreciate A Dragon Day! Read on as a Scottsdale, AZ vet offers some tips on how to pamper your pint-sized dinosaur. Hangout Time Your pet may really enjoy hanging out on your arm … Read More »

Reptile Care Mistakes


Are you considering getting a reptile? Reptiles can make absolutely wonderful pets. However, it’s important to do plenty of research before adopting one, so you know exactly what you’re in for. Read on as a local Scottsdale, AZ vet lists some of the most common mistakes reptile owners make. Miscalculating Size This one probably won’t … Read More »

Boarding Your Reptile


Are you leaving town for a while? If you have a reptile, you may find getting a pet sitter a bit tricky. Dogs and cats are very popular, and have lots of fans. Therefore, there are plenty of kennels available for them, as well as people who know how to care for them. Reptiles, however, … Read More »

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Boarding Your Bird


Are you going to be traveling soon? If so, you may need to bring your bird to a hotel while you are gone. Polly can’t stay home by herself! And, since not everyone is familiar with birds and their care, you may not be comfortable leaving your winged pal in the care of your friends … Read More »