How to Keep Your Pet Safe During the Holidays

‘Tis the season for friends, family, and being jolly. The team at Stetson Hills Animal Hospital in Glendale, AZ, wants to keep this season jolly for you and your four-legged friends with the following holiday pet safety tips. We hope you and your family (pets included!) have a wonderful holiday and happy new year! Christmas Decorations Pets are curious by nature—especially cats—so tinsel and ribbon are known to draw the attention of many pets during the holidays. If your pet were to eat either of these stringy decorations, it can result in intestinal blockage, which can often be corrected only
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New Veterinary Client Exam for Pets in Glendale, AZ for $22

Pets are like people in many ways, including their need for regular health checkups. Stetson Hills Animal Hospital in Glendale, AZ recommends that all dogs and cats receive a comprehensive wellness exam at least once a year. Are you a first-time client to our practice? We have a great veterinary discount for you. For a limited time, your pet can receive their initial wellness exam at the discounted rate of just $22 (regularly priced at $42). That’s a savings of more than 45%!   Does My Pet REALLY Need an Annual Wellness Exam?   If you want your pet to
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Top Ten Emergencies In Cats

Cats often become reclusive and hide when they are not feeling well which makes knowing when they need to be seen by your veterinarian a challenge. They have unique signs and symptoms of emergency conditions that often go unrecognized by their owners. Some injuries are obvious, such as a cat with an open wound, while others have more subtle signs that can be equally deadly if left untreated. Knowing what signs to look for is crucial in determining when to seek emergency care for your cat. Below is a list of some of the most common cat emergencies and their
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Reasons To Act More Like Your Pet

Pets aren’t always easy to take care of, and they often require a substantial time commitment (something you’re all too aware of at, say, 3 a.m., when Bing Clawsby is finally ready to go outside and do his business). But pets provide an amazing return on that time investment, especially when it comes to your health. Case in point: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pet owners tend to have lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels than non-pet owners. But that’s not all. Pets also model many surprisingly healthy behaviors that humans would do well
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Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s a great occasion to have your family join you in the kitchen for a fun day of food prep. When the enticing aromas of food start wafting through your house, it’s likely that your pets will want to get in on the action. However, the hectic environment in the kitchen on this food-filled holiday poses some potential health risks for your pets. Remember these safety tips as you whip up the perfect batch of mashed potatoes and gravy: Let’s talk turkey: If you decide to give your pet a nibble of your
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Cancer in Pets

Many of you may be aware of, or participated in, the “Race for the Cure” as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you haven’t participated before in this awesome event, I highly encourage you to think about doing so next year- regardless of your gender. What many people don’t realize is that dogs, cats and other pets such as rats also are prone to suffering from this disease with surprising frequency. For many years, one of the most persuasive reasons that veterinarians would advocate for spaying female dogs was to lower that dog’s lifetime risk of developing this serious
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