Testing for Brucellosis on Breeding Dogs

Brucellosis is a bacterial disease which is most frequently transmitted between dogs by sexual contact.  It is easily screened for on a blood test.  Both the female and male dog should be tested prior to EVERY BREEDING.  Brucellosis not only can cause health problems for the adult dogs, but it can also cause sterility, abortion […]

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Pet Birds & Captive Foraging

Wild birds spend the great majority of the day seeking food, shelter and water. It’s understandable then, that pet birds have significantly more spare time on their hands as they can simply shuffle down a perch to one or more bowls full of plentiful food and fresh water. To combat the boredom that can stem […]

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Dogs and Allergies

Creed likes to hike among the desert flowers but many dogs can’t due to allergies. Unlike humans whose allergy symptoms usually involve the respiratory tract, dog allergies more often take the form of skin irritation or inflammation – a condition called allergic dermatitis. If your pet has allergies, her skin will become very itchy. Unlike humans, dogs […]

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Leptospirosis Outbreak: Vaccinate Your Dogs

Maricopa County recently issued a warning that leptospirosis cases are on the rise and suggested that all dogs should be vaccinated against the bacteria. Leptospirosis is a contagious zoonotic disease, meaning it can easily pass from animals to humans and vice versa. It’s transmitted most commonly through urine and contaminated water, so dogs that visit […]

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The Doggy Tooth Fairy

Doggy breath can really stink and so can the results of not treating and preventing oral disease in our pets.  So, what options do we have to keep this insidious odor out of our pets’ mouths?  There are foods specifically made to reduce tartar, specialized chews, and oral rinses and of course brushing their teeth.  […]

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