Health

Bones, Muscles and Joints

Musculoskeletal diseases (conditions that involve bones, muscles and joints) can affect pets of all ages. They can have aches and pains like we do. But sometimes these diseases are hard to spot.

Bones, Muscles and JointsChristopher Beauchamp

It’s Spring and April is Heartworm Awareness Month!

Time to check for heartworm disease! Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup today! It’s April and spring is here! Worms in your garden…and worms in your pet? Eeew! Hold on, let’s explain… The worms you find in your garden mulch are not the same worms that cause heartworm disease in pets. Mosquitoes carry heartworms, and all [...]

It’s Spring and April is Heartworm Awareness Month!Christopher Beauchamp

How to Recognize & Prevent Heatstroke In Pets

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 [...]

How to Recognize & Prevent Heatstroke In PetsChristopher Beauchamp

How to Check for Fleas on Dogs and Cats

It is common for dogs and cats to get fleas at some time in their lives, even if they spend most of their time indoors. Somehow, fleas find an entry point into your home. This can be a big issue for you and your pet and catching fleas early before they multiply is critical: stop [...]

How to Check for Fleas on Dogs and CatsChristopher Beauchamp

Healthy Start for a Flock

As the cooler weather approaches us here in Arizona, you may be thinking about adding chickens to your yard. Backyard chickens have become increasingly popular over the last few years and have many benefits including daily fresh eggs, insect and pest control, and hours of entertainment. Many current and future chicken owners may like the [...]

Healthy Start for a FlockChristopher Beauchamp

Early Detection Panels are a Must

Intestinal parasites, heart worm, infections and dehydration are very big deals. By nature, animals are designed to disguise their pain and potential illnesses. Keeping this in mind it is essential to regularly examine and gather baseline blood values to allow us to monitor your pet. Early Detection Panel is a physical exam of the inside [...]

Early Detection Panels are a MustChristopher Beauchamp

Signs of Illness and Disease in Birds

As with any pet, it is important to recognize signs of injury, illness or disease in your pet bird. This is particularly important with pet birds as they often hide signs of disease, and typically have lower tolerances to disease and a reduced ability to survive certain infections or injuries, compared to larger pets such [...]

Signs of Illness and Disease in BirdsChristopher Beauchamp

Avian Household Hazards

Birds and their owners love the freedom of allowing their pets to fly around the house. Birds, after all, were designed to fly and it is wonderful to see them stretching their wings and enjoying our household environment. That being said there are many household dangers from which we must protect our pet birds. Some [...]

Avian Household HazardsChristopher Beauchamp

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 [...]

Dogs and AllergiesChristopher Beauchamp

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 places [...]

Leptospirosis Outbreak: Vaccinate Your DogsChristopher Beauchamp