Rattlesnakes Last Hoorah

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...
That New Disease Affecting Dogs In Tucson

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...

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 combination of food...
Why does my dog or cat have bad breath?

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...

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...

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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