HALLOWEEN PET SAFETY TIPS

The holidays can be a busy time for our animal hospital, from treating upset stomachs to answering questions about which foods are unsafe for animal consumption. Halloween is no exception; with tasty sweets and decorations that might look like tempting toys, there are a variety of potential health hazards we’d like to remind you about before you start decking the halls with cobwebs and jack-o’-lanterns. Take a look at our Halloween pet safety tips! SWEET TREATS Candy is one of the things kids love most about Halloween, but it can be dangerous if your pet has a piece (or several).
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Beating the Back-to-School Blues in Glendale: Pet Separation Anxiety and More

Going back to school can be a little bit of a bummer for kids, but it also has an impact on family pets. In a survey of over 4,000 pet parents conducted by Petplan, 26% percent who had kids going back to school reported that their four-legged family member showed signs of separation anxiety when September began. So there is some evidence that losing a playmate/human sibling can in fact cause some stress in our pets. As your veterinarian, we hope to keep those blues at bay by offering some helpful tips for you and your family. How to Tell
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Tick Protection in Glendale

Over the years, ticks have only grown in number. Warming climates mean ticks have a longer season to breed, grow, and prosper. In Glendale, Arizona, cases of tickborne illnesses in our pets, primarily dogs have risen in the past few years. In 2018, according to petsandparasites.org, 99 dogs were diagnosed with Lyme disease, 144 were diagnosed with anaplasmosis, and 841 were diagnosed with ehrlichiosis. These diseases are not contained to just our pets, people, especially children, are also at risk. To help protect your pet and your family, our animal hospital has gathered useful information about the ticks in and
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Tips from Your Glendale Veterinarian on How to Keep Your Pet Cool

Summer in Arizona can be grueling, and our pets are just as vulnerable to the effects of excessive heat and sun as we are. Since our pets have fur coats and a limited ability to sweat, they can experience heat exhaustion or heatstroke in a very short period of time. That’s why it’s so important to take every possible measure to maintain your pet’s comfort and keep them healthy during these sweltering months. Summer Pet Safety Tips Make sure that your pet always has access to clean, fresh water if they’re going to be spending time outside. Also make sure
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Rattlesnake Safety is a Huge Concern in Arizona

At Stetson Hills Animal Hospital, your pet’s safety is a huge concern for us. In our area, rattlesnakes are a major concern and there are a number of ways you can ensure your pet’s safety from them. One way is the rattlesnake vaccine, which can help minimize your pet’s reaction to the venom of a rattlesnake bite. We offer this vaccine and boosters at our animal hospital. Proper Ways to Handle an Encounter with a Rattlesnake Another way to ensure your pet’s safety is to know what you need to do in the event that you encounter a rattlesnake. Many
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What Is Canine Influenza Virus?

There are many causes of kennel cough, both bacterial and viral. Canine influenza virus (CIV) is one of the viral causes of kennel cough. This highly contagious respiratory disease has affected thousands of dogs in the United States. Because CIV is a relatively new virus, most dogs have not been exposed to it before. Dogs of any age, breed, and vaccine status are susceptible to this infection. How Could My Dog Catch Canine Influenza Virus? CIV is easily transmitted between dogs through a combination of aerosols, droplets, and direct contact with respiratory secretions. The virus does not survive for a long
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