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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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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