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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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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Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s a great occasion to have your family join you in the kitchen for a fun day of food prep. When the enticing aromas of food start wafting through your house, it’s likely that your pets will want to get in on the action. However, the hectic environment in the kitchen on this food-filled holiday poses some potential health risks for your pets. Remember these safety tips as you whip up the perfect batch of mashed potatoes and gravy: Let’s talk turkey: If you decide to give your pet a nibble of your
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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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Choosing care for your pet while you’re away

Choosing a Boarding Facility for your Pet Many of you may have heard of the tragic circumstances involving a boarding facility in Gilbert, AZ, in which 17 dogs were found to have died of heat stroke over the weekend. Allegedly, one of the dogs chewed through the power cord to the air-conditioning unit. It happened sometime between when workers left the building in the evening, and when they returned the next morning. The authorities are still investigating, and further details will likely be forthcoming upon completion of the investigation. During the summer, for obvious reasons, many Phoenix metro residents go
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