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Pet Wellness: Why it matters

Why should you care about pet wellness? Last week we talked about what pet wellness–or, more appropriately, preventive care–is: using your veterinarian to screen for serious illness and provide education on how to help your pet live a healthier lifestyle. But why should you care? We all know vets can’t prevent every problem. But even…

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What is Pet Wellness?

October is National Pet Wellness Month. Pet Wellness. It’s a great buzz phrase, isn’t it? But what does it really mean? Your pet is WELL, right? She’s not sick, and isn’t that the opposite of well? So why should you care about pet wellness? There’s nothing to do if your pet isn’t sick. Or is…

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Dos and Don'ts of Choosing the Right Dog Trainer

Choosing the right dog trainer is tough. Sure, you already know the hand-lettered sign on the freeway off-ramp isn’t a good place to start. Beyond that, though, what’s a dog lover to do? A good trainer helps you learn to teach your dog in a way that doesn’t promote fear, require you to dominate your…

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Dog Training Myths Guaranteed to Help Make Your Dog More Fearful

We all start dog training with the best of intentions. Nobody wants to make their dog fearful in the process. However, many dog owners, trainers, and even veterinarians still subscribe to common myths about dog training that can contribute to fearful behaviors. Here are three of those myths, the reality behind them, and some suggestions…

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Traveling? Update Pets' Microchip Information First!

Vacation season is fast approaching, and–take it from a Griswold–sometimes it’s best to leave your pets home. But before you leave town, make sure your pets’ microchip information is up-to-date. You can log in to most chip databases and update your contact info these days. Our favorite microchip provider makes it super-easy; you can sign…

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Swimming Pool Safety for Pets

Pool weather is here! Many Arizona families let their dogs enjoy a dip in the pool, especially when temperatures soar over 100 degrees. Everyone knows that pools can be deadly for kids, but swimming pool safety for pets gets little mention. Remember, owning a dog is a lot like having a toddler for 15 years.…

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Heatstroke in Dogs: Symptoms and First Aid

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…

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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”…

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The best veterinarian in Gilbert, Arizona, is now hiring.

Now Hiring: Experienced FT Veterinary Technician/Assistant

PPH is hiring! We’re looking for an extroverted patient advocate with great client service skills for the position of veterinary assistant/technician. Full job listing can be found on Craigslist; application deadline is next Friday, January 11, 2013.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays—a great chance to spend time with family, friends, food, and football while reflecting on all the gifts we already have. What could be better, really? Dr. G will be cooking up a feast that includes a great grilled turkey like this one. Click on this link for his…

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