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Pawesome Ways to Spoil Your Senior Dog


August 8 is Spoil Your Dog Day! Of course, how you spoil your dog really depends a lot on how old he is. A puppy may want lots of toys, or perhaps a fun session at their doggy daycare. An adult pooch may want a trip to the park, or perhaps a playdate with his … Read More »

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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 »

Pet Hydration Month

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July is Pet Hydration Month. This is an extremely important topic at this time of year, especially here in the Southwest, where scorching temperatures are just par for the course in summer. Dehydration is a huge hazard for pets. It goes hand in paw with heat exhaustion, which can lead to heat stroke, a potentially … Read More »

Helping Fido Cope With Your Return to Work


Take Your Dog To Work Week starts June 21st. Of course, this one has been playing out differently since the pandemic started. Last year, many people brought their work home to Fido. Now, as vaccinations allow people to get back to the workplace, pets are having to adjust to their humans being away more often. … 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 »

National Rescue Dog Day


May 20th is Rescue Dog Day! This is one cause we’re more than happy to shine the spotlight on. Many of our favorite patients are rescue dogs, who are now living it up as pampered pets. A veterinarian discusses rescue dogs in this article from Raintree Pet Resort & Medical Center, your Scottsdale, AZ pet … Read More »

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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 »

Playing With Your Kitten


Kittens are beyond cute: somehow, these little balls of fur often manage to completely melt our hearts with a single meow. They’re also very playful! A Scottsdale, AZ vet offers some advice on playing with little Fluffy below. Make It Routine Pets tend to thrive on set schedules, just as children do. Try to make … Read More »

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Easter Pet Hazards


Easter is coming up soon! While our seasons aren’t as distinct as those our northern friends have, there are still some concerns to be aware of at this time of year. In this article, a local Scottsdale, AZ vet lists some Easter hazards for pets. Chocolate Chocolate is highly toxic to our animal companions. In … Read More »

Desert Spring Hazards for Dogs


The first day of spring is coming up quickly. While we may not have to deal with melting snow, we will soon see temperatures rising as the summer heat approaches. Even in this climate, there are a few specific seasonal hazards for dogs at this time of year. A local Scottsdale, AZ vet lists a … Read More »

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