Rattlesnakes Last Hoorah

As daytime temperatures reach 90 degrees and below in the fall, rattlesnakes have a flurry of activity. With the midday soil temperatures being lower, rattlesnakes can be found sunning themselves in the middle of trails and in open bare spots.  This is a time of year...

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That New Disease Affecting Dogs In Tucson

Leptospirosis is not a new disease, having been first described in the medical literature in 1886. Thirty years ago all dogs were vaccinated for Leptospirosis as a matter of routine.  The vaccines of the day caused soreness at the injection site, sore legs, swollen faces and other minor vaccine reactions.

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Our Top 10 Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

Why does my dog or cat have bad breath? 1) By far the most common cause of bad breath in pets is tartar build up on the teeth. Tartar is that yellowish brown material coating the teeth, the canines and premolars in particular. Tartar is a...

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Why does my dog or cat have bad breath?

Why does my dog or cat have bad breath? 1) By far the most common cause of bad breath in pets is tartar build up on the teeth. Tartar is that yellowish brown material coating the teeth, the canines and premolars in particular. Tartar is a combination of food...

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Regular Fecal Tests Are Essential

Veterinarians recommend regular fecal testing to help prevent gastrointestinal parasites such as roundworms, protozoa including giardia and coccidia some of which owners could catch from their pets. Because protozoa are not killed by deworming medications, routine...

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Bacteria And Viruses Are Very Different

Veterinarians explain that bacteria and viruses are very different organisms. Among other differences, viruses are smaller than bacteria and survive outside of living cells for a relatively short period of time, whereas bacteria can survive for longer ammounts of time...

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Veterinarians Offer Cancer Prevention Recommendations

Animals often don't show any obvious symptoms of cancer until after the disease is advanced, but there are measures owners can take to reduce the chances of cancer striking or advancing in their pet including spaying and neutering, feeding an appropriate diet and...

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Immiticide Shortage Prolongs Shelter Stays

Dogs that are infected with heartworms and end up in shelters won't recieve the heartworm treatment Immiticide for months because the drug's production in the U.S. was halted. Some animal facilities may euthanize positive dogs since no treatment for heartworms is...

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