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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E-Cigarettes and Pets Do Not Mix

E-cigarettes are sparking heated debates as lawmakers, medical professionals and industry grapple over the relative safety of the nicotine-delivering devices. But for pet owners, there is no debate. Nicotine poses a serious threat of poisoning to dogs and cats, and e-cigarettes back a powerful punch. The problem is that many pet owners don’t realize it. Pet Poison Helpline has encountered a sharp uptick in calls concerning cases of nicotine poisoning in pets that ingested e-cigarettes or liquid nicotine refill solution. In fact, over the past six months, cases have more than doubled, indicating that along with their increased popularity, the
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Seven Things You Can Do to Keep Your Pet Healthy

There’s nothing like the New Year for setting goals and making changes. We do it every year, so why not do it for our pets, too? Here are a few things you can do to help keep your pet healthy this new year: Keep your pet at a healthy weight; Exercise your pet; Feed your pet a balanced, nutritious diet; Have your veterinarian examine your pet at least once a year to make sure your pet is healthy and to help detect problems earlier; Vaccinate your pet against potentially deadly diseases such as distemper, parvo, panleukopenia and rabies; Keep your
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