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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