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Did you know that Arizona vets are required to attend at least 20 hours of continuing professional education every two years? It might sound like a lot, but we try to get at least that much every year so we can stay on top of our game. To this end we’ll be getting our learn…

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Is it safe for my dog to drink out of the swimming pool?

Q: My dog likes to drink out of my swimming pool. Is this safe? What if it’s a salt system, instead of chlorine? A: Occasional drinks from a well-maintained pool are not harmful to most pets. Ah, the “big backyard water bowl!” We get this question all the time, and we’re happy to say that…

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HEARTWORM ALERT: 85298

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…

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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…

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Wordless Wednesday: Nap Time

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Wordless Wednesday: Summer

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Wordless Wednesday: Pool Party

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