Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition that results when pets cannot adequately rid themselves of excess body heat. Pets rely on panting to cool down. Although panting is a very efficient way to control body heat, it is severely limited in areas with high humidity or low ventilation. The intake of cool, fresh water improves the [...]
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Parasitic diseases are some of the scariest and least understood diseases that Animal Health Services clients encounter. Because many external parasites are microscopic and internal parasites live in our pets’ bodies, many pet owners think they don’t have to worry about them because they can’t see them. This line of thinking couldn’t be further from [...]
Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work We require blood work prior to every anesthetic procedure. Blood work will ensure that your pet’s liver and kidney function, clotting factors and immune system are normal. The liver and kidneys are responsible for metabolizing the anesthesia, and if they are not working properly, your pet could have complications with the [...]
Call Now 480-488-6181 If your pet has been bitten by a snake, call Animal Health Services immediately at 480-488-6181. Arizona is home to 18 of the 30 types of rattlesnakes. It is important to understand how to help your pet if they are ever bitten by a snake. Though it is a rare emergency, it can [...]
Arizona law requires all dogs to be vaccinated against rabies and licensed. All dogs in Arizona need to be vaccinated against rabies and licensed. Many pet owners do not know this! Arizona law mandates that all dogs over three months of age need to be vaccinated against rabies and licensed by the county in which [...]
Animal Health Services is equipped with fast hormone analysis! Animal Health Services offers same-day progesterone results! How? We have a VIDAS® diagnostic instrument that provides results on dogs’ progesterone levels within a matter of hours, allowing us to determine quickly when a dog has reached the best time for insemination. The simple and precise testing [...]
Healthy, well-bred puppies are the result of research, planning, love and hard work. But infertility issues can affect even breeders who do everything “right.” At Animal Health Services, we will work with you to diagnose infertility problems in both stud dogs and brood bitches, and we will do everything we can to help your dogs [...]
Frequently asked questions about pre-breeding examinations at Animal Health Services: What should my dog be checked for prior to breeding? Conscientious breeders obtain all appropriate health clearances on their dogs before breeding. The most common of these tests are hip and elbow clearances, but there are a variety of other tests that may be recommended [...]
While the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) continues to place most of its attention on hip dysplasia, today’s OFA mission, “To improve the health and well-beings of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease,” reflects the organization’s expansion into other inherited diseases. OFA orthopedic evaluations take about one hour at Animal Health Services. [...]
Addressing your cat’s physical and emotional needs enhances its health and quality of life. Behavior problems are a leading cause of pets being surrendered or euthanized. These problems often occur in cats because their needs have not been fully met. Cats need resources to perform their natural behaviors and have control over their social interactions. [...]