Eight Tips to Make your Home Great for your Cat(s)

Elimination Area. The Single biggest reason for owner dissatisfaction with their cat is house soiling with urine or feces outside of the litter-box. Minimize the chances of this happening in your household by providing one litter-box per cat +1 if at all possible, ideally in various locations throughout the house. The litter-boxes should vary in configuration, with at least one open on top, one at least 2 feet wide by 3 feet long such as a plastic storage container( you can cut a section out of the middle or end of this box to permit easy access). At least one
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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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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a 3,000 year old healing technique utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine and it was introduced in the U.S. as a viable treatment option for humans within the past 20 years. Now this treatment option is also widely used in veterinary medicine as well and has been shown to be incredibly successful. Acupuncture works by promoting self-healing through the stimulation of certain sites on the body, called acupoints or acupuncture points. The stimulation of these points is done with tiny, sterile needles inserted carefully into the skin, but can also be performed using other kinds of stimulation such as
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September is Animal Pain Awareness Month

Our knowledge about animal pain has rapidly advanced in the last 10-15 years. Animals experience pain very similarly to people, but their expression of the pain they are experiencing may vary considerably and be very different from a human. In general, we have tended to underestimate the degree to which our pets may be experiencing pain on a daily basis and the negative impact this has on their quality of life. Dr. Cohen has been an active member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management for 11 years. This organization is devoted to the education and training of Veterinarians
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Practice Moves to Glendale, AZ and Changes Name

Since 2005, the team at Anthem Pet Medical Center has been serving the pet communities of Anthem, New River, and neighboring areas, offering high quality pet care and exceptional client service. Our mission has been to provide nothing but our best to Arizona’s pets in every way possible, and to further that mission, we’ve relocated our veterinary hospital about 13 miles south of our previous location. You can now find us at 3780 W. Happy Road, Suite 126, in Glendale, AZ 85310. We also changed our practice name to Stetson Hills Animal Hospital, and we are officially open for business,
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What to Do If You Encounter a Rattlesnake

Arizona is home to a dozen species of rattlesnakes, and the spring and summer months are when we see more cases of pets being bitten by them. Rattlesnakes are common in parks, brush-bordered trails, grassy areas, and areas with rocks (where they can hide), so always use extra caution when bringing your pet near these areas. If you’re planning to take your pet outside with you, whether it’s for a hike, camping trip, or visit to the park, we recommend that they receive the rattlesnake vaccine, which is available here at Anthem Pet Medical Center. How Does the Rattlesnake Vaccine
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