Grain Free diet and heart disease

We have had a number of clients contact us about the reports in the media about the links between some grain-free diets and cardiomyopathy in dogs. Many of these people are questioning the dog food choices they make for their pets. We are learning more about this issue but still at this point there are…

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A Prickly Problem

Imagine you are out on a walk with your dog, she strays slightly off the path following a good smell and then yelps! As she runs back you see she has a small cholla segment attached to her neck. Ouch! What should you do? Read on to find expert tips to help your pet. Both…

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Veterinary FAQ

There’s No Such Thing As A Dumb Question! Ever heard the phrase? Well it’s true! Especially when it comes to our pets! We’re all guilty of turning to “Dr. Google” for answers, but there is so much misinformation out there anymore that it’s hard to tell fact from fiction. Of course the very best thing…

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How to choose a Veterinarian in Tucson AZ

Looking for a veterinarian in Tucson, AZ and not sure where to start? Here are some things you will want to keep in mind while you search: You want friendly and knowledgeable staff that will treat your pet like family. In addition to choosing the right veterinarian in Tucson, AZ, you should consider everyone —…

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A Virtual Tour of My Cat’s Dental Procedure

Since February is National Pet Dental Health Month, I thought it would be cool to give everyone a sneak peak into what happens behind the scenes when we do a dentistry at Sabino Veterinary Care! This is my own cat, Frodo (AKA Frodo Baggins of the Shire, Mr. Frodo, Kitty). He is due for his…

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Veterinarians in Tucson

No matter what part of the country you reside, it is important to select an experienced veterinarian to help you maintain the health of your pet family members. Choosing a veterinary clinic in Tucson is no different, but our unique environment presents some unusual challenges to the health of your pets that make this decision…

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When to Neuter your Pet

Most owner are diligent about getting their animal spayed and castrated (ie. neutered). Not everyone understands why and when we should have our animals neutered. For years the typical age for your puppy or kitten was between 5 and 7 months of age. Pet overpopulation has created a push to have animals neutered before they…

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What’s Buggin’ You?

I thought we should talk about parasite prevention. In our dogs and cats we have two areas of concern, external parasites; fleas, ticks, skin mites, and a variety of internal parasites which we will discuss in another post. We discussed skin mites in an earlier blog. In Tucson Arizona we sometimes feel cursed by hot…

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What is the deal with all that itching and scratching?

As an owner of an itchy dog, I was so excited to attend a lecture called “20 minute approach to Pruritus” at this year’s AVMA Veterinary conference in Denver. The presenter was Dr. John Angus, a veterinary dermatologist practicing out of Pasadena, CA. His presentation was not only interesting to me because of my personal…

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Valley Fever FAQ

Valley Fever, or Coccidiodomycosis is a very common diagnosis in dogs (and occasionally cats, ferrets, wallaby…..) here in Tucson. We thought we should put together a list of common questions and issues that a family caring for a recently diagnosed Valley Fever patient might need to know. Thank you to Courtney Williams CVT, for putting…

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What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.