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In Veterinary Medicine, the Standard of Care is rarely standard

Medical professionals often talk about the “Standard of Care,” a set of guidelines that define the appropriate treatment for a particular health problem. The standard of care is what helps ensure that patients receive a similar basic level of care no matter where they’re treated. Standards of care are nice, because they help set our…

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Tips for aging parents, pets

A feature on caught my attention this morning. The title alone was enough to draw a vet’s interest, but where it was published got me even more interested. What could a business news site have to say about pets? In How to Handle Aging Parent’s Pets, Carolyn Rosenblatt, a nurse, attorney, and author of The Boomer’s Guide…

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Packing a Pet First Aid Kit

Pets add something special to travel and outdoor recreation. From time to time, however, they get sick away from home, leaving pet lovers to ask “what do I do now?” Fortunately, travel-related stomach upset and small scrapes and scratches are easily treated no matter where you are, but what happens if your pet becomes seriously…

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Hospital Closed for Labor Day

PPH will be closed on Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day. We’ll be unavailable from 6 pm on Friday the third until 8 am on Tuesday the 7th. If your pet should require veterinary care in our absence, please call our trusted colleagues at the Emergency Animal Clinic in Gilbert. The EAC is…

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Bow WOW! Archeologists age world's oldest dog.

While the finding is subject to debate, German scientists announced that they have used carbon dating to determine the age of a canine jaw found in a cave just across the Swiss border. The bone was unearthed in the late 1800’s, but aging of the 14,000 year-old fragment has renewed a debate about when and where…

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