Heatstroke in Dogs: Symptoms and First Aid

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Over the years, We’ve treated dozens of cases of heatstroke in dogs. Sadly, it usually happens when a well-meaning pet lover simply makes an error in judgement, either by overlooking risks and exercising their dog despite dangerous conditions, or by delaying treatment after heatstroke begins. All to often, it turns out to be a deadly […]

Heatstroke in Dogs: Dos and Don’ts

Every year, we see cases of heatstroke in dogs. This is tragic, because heatstroke is preventable. This weekend, we’ll leave our recent “cool snap” and temperatures will spike into the 105 to 108 degree range. Quick changes in temperature like this increase the risk for heatstroke in dogs. This is especially true for “weekend warriors” […]

HEARTWORM ALERT: 85298

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Dr. Burns diagnosed a new case of canine heartworm disease in ZIP code 85298—right in our own backyard—this week. If your dog isn’t tested annually and getting monthly preventive medication, call today for an appointment. If your dog is on a preventive, but has gone six weeks or more between any two doses, testing should […]

Valley Fever in Dogs: Diagnosis and Treatment

Our friend Jodie over at Happy Dog Phoenix recently asked me about the health risks associated with summer dust storms. Answering her question got me thinking about Valley Fever. Most dog owners in Arizona have heard about this disease. This should come as no surprise, since one study estimates that nearly four out of every […]

Taking Dogs to Rocky Point

Q: Our family is headed to Rocky Point with our dog. Are there any pet health risks I should be aware of when traveling to Mexico? A: Parasites and infectious diseases are the biggest risks associated with travel to Mexico. With proper preparation, risks can be minimized and taking dogs to Rocky Point can be […]