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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]