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Halloween’s No Treat for Pets!

Halloween is a fun, spooky and often tasty time for us—but many treats associated with Halloween can put your pet’s health at risk. Here’s seasonal food (and drink) that you should definitely keep out of paw’s reach: Chocolate can cause upset stomachs, heart arrhythmia, panting, abnormal heart rhythm, kidney failure,…

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Bubonic Plague & Your Pets: Prevention is the Best Medicine

With a recent case of bubonic plague diagnosed in Navajo County, and given that the plague is, unfortunately, common in Arizona, you might be wondering what to do to protect yourself and your furry families from this potentially deadly disease. Since bubonic plague is usually transmitted by an infected flea, the best…

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4TH OF JULY PET SAFETY TIPS

Who doesn’t love celebrating the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household? While it may seem like a great idea to share scraps from the grill and bring your dog along to watch fireworks, in reality, some festive foods and products can be…

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DOG WALKING TIPS

Whether you are a new pooch parent, looking for some new tips or just want to make your outdoor excursions more fun, these tips will get you and your pooch eager to get moving! IT’S THE LEASH YOU CAN DO Flexi-leads are best reserved for walks in the park, when it’s…

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COYOTE AWARENESS

Spring is here! This is the most imporant time to watch for coyotes as we enjoy the beautiful outdoors with our pets! Living in the Sonoran desert can lead to wonderful sights, new experiences and even interesting animals to see but not all experiences with our desert critters can be…

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CANINE INFLUENZA- HOW DO I PROTECT MY PUP?

Canine Influenza Canine influenza is a relatively new virus to the canine infectious disease playing field, and some of the news circulating in the media may concern you or leave questions unanswered. Below is a detailed explanation of canine influenza, whether or not you should be concerned, and what symptoms…

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2ND ANNUAL PET FOOD DRIVE!

Ahwatukee Commons Veterinary Hospital is excited to host our 2nd Annual Pet Food Drive March 1st - March 30th benefiting the Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry! Last year we successfully collected and donated over 700lbs of pet food. This year we want to collect 1,000lbs, and we need your help! All non-expired…

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