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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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Holiday Hours: July 4, 2012

PPH will be closed from 6 pm on Tuesday, July 3rd until 8 am on Thursday, July 5th in observance of Independence day. Be safe and have fun over the holiday. Keep pets cool if you’re outside, and bring them in when the fireworks start. Every Fourth of July, the Emergency Animal Clinic treats pets…

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Wordless Wednesday: Sweet as Kandy

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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…

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Wordless Wednesday: Central Park's Cat Hill, New York

 

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