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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Feline Friendly Practices

Caring for cats is a large part of what we do at Anthem Pet Medical Center, and in 2014 we made it our goal to offer better care than ever to our feline patients. We are currently completing our Feline Friendly Certification at our animal hospital, which will offer you peace of mind that your cat is receiving the best and most compassionate care to suit their particular needs. What Does a Feline Friendly Animal Hospital Offer? At our Feline Friendly animal hospital, we now offer amenities to ensure that our feline patients are comfortable and stress-free during their visit.
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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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