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Dog and Cat Dental Recommendations from The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic

The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic DENTAL CARE RECOMMENDATIONS: Good teeth and gums are very important to the health of your pet, the average animal lives 2-3 years longer with healthy teeth, than those with gingivitis and tartar. Bad teeth and gingivitis can lead to heart disease, kidney and liver failure, and many other diseases. 1. We […]

Recommendations for back injury, pain, or IVDD for pet dogs and cats from the doctors at The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic

These are a list of the things that the doctors at the Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic may recommend for back pain or back injury with your pet 1. Pain medications- Tramadol , hydromorphone, and buprenorphine are morphine type products that can help with back pain. This product may cause constipation; therefore,  laxatives are recommended. 2. Muscle […]

Recommendations for Home-made kidney diet for cats at Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic

Many pets will not eat the commercially available diets when they are in kidney failure.  To make a home-made kidney diet for your pet, you may use the following ingredients and guidelines for mixing and creating the diet. Begin by feeding 1/2 cup twice per day and then increasing or decreasing diet based upon weight changes […]

The top 10 ways to get your parrot to eat more pellets

This is a list of the top 10 ways to get your parrot to eat more pellets or to try and transition them to more pellets in their diet. All parrots (avian) species have different dietary requirements, this is simply general recommendations to try and get them to eat more pellets and less seeds in […]

Sago Palm Toxicity in Dogs at The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic

Few people understand how dangerous sago palms can be to dogs.  A few weeks ago we had a patient that ingested a portion of a sago palm tree and subsequently fell into liver failure.   These palms are small in size with the base having the appearance of a pineapple and the leaves are long […]

Harmful House Plants

HARMFUL HOUSE PLANTS!! Houseplants can be both beautiful and useful. However, quite a few of them can cause severe discomfort, illness and even death if ingested. In some instances, contact should be avoided as well. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t continue to enjoy houseplants. However, you should be careful to keep them out […]

NO BITE SCHOOL PROGRAM

The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic, a full service pet hospital, with boarding and grooming services has been serving Scottsdale for the past 60 years and is located conveniently on Thomas and Scottsdale Rd. and open from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm daily. With a warm and friendly staff of technicians and five full time veterinarians who […]

Hormone Therapy for Incontinence

Pellet therapy has been around since the 1930’s, and the FDA in 2008, gave its blessings to pharmaceutical companies to manufacture and distribute bio-identical testosterone pellets for therapy designed for human males and females, and it has become increasingly popular. Testosterone delivered by pellet implant, has been used to treat incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency. […]

DENTISTRY FOR DOGS

DENTISTRY FOR DOGS You wouldn’t go years between dental exams and teeth cleanings. Should your dog? The idea of regular dental care for our pets is new to most of us. But once you know your dog (and cat) can suffer from the same oral health problems you do — plaque, gum disease, tooth loss, […]

FIVE COMMON MISTAKES PET OWNERS MAKE

One of the most important decisions you’ll make as a pet parent is finding a quality health care provider for your furry friend. Selecting the right veterinarian is a personal decision, but you’ll want to choose a practice that offers the highest available standard of care. Mistake 1: Not Getting Preventive Care Houston’s Canine Health […]

ARE YOUR DOGS TEETH HEALTH?

Most of us are just learning how important dental care is for our dogs and cats. Along with regular oral exams and brushing our pet’s teeth, most vets say offering tooth-friendly toys and treats can be a great way to help keep our pet’s pearly whites shining. But which treats, chews, and toys really work? […]

DENTAL MONTH – BAD BREATH

We all know bad breath — also known as halitosis — when we smell it. Bad breath is the result of a build-up of odor-producing bacteria in your dog’s mouth, lungs, or gut. Persistent bad breath can indicate that your dog needs better dental care or that something is wrong in his gastrointestinal tract, liver, […]

MY PET VOMITED WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Vomiting is a very common problem in dogs and cats. There are many causes of vomiting. Primary or gastric causes of vomiting are those that are due to diseases of the stomach and upper intestinal tract. Secondary or non-gastric causes of vomiting are caused by diseases of other organs that cause an accumulation of toxic […]

INAPPROPRIATE BATHROOM HABITS WITH YOUR CATS

Inappropriate bathroom habits are the number one reason cats are surrendered to animal shelters. One of the most common complaints veterinarians hear from cat owners is about “inappropriate elimination”. Inappropriate elimination is different from “territory marking ” or spraying. Spraying is depositing a small amount of urine onto a vertical surface, such as a wall. […]

CLEANING AND MEDICATING YOUR CATS EARS

Ear cleaning and medicating can be messy, so cover good clothes and work on a surface that is easy to clean. Most cats do not like having their ears cleaned. Some cats will happily sit in your lap or on a table while you clean or medicate their ears but many require some form of […]

CANINE LYMPHOSARCOMA – CANINE CANCER

CANINE LYMPHOSARCOMA (Lymphoma, LSA) CANINE CANCER INCIDENCE/CAUSE LSA, a tumor caused by a cancerous proliferation of lymphocytes (cells that normally function in the immune system), is one of the most common tumors seen in dogs. It affects dogs of any breed and age, although most dogs will be middle-aged or older at the time of […]

PREPARING YOUR PET for GENERAL ANESTHESIA

There are several steps that a pet owner may take to help your veterinarian plan for a successful general anesthesia and surgery. 1. Communicate concerns about your pet’s health to your veterinarian prior to scheduling surgery. Any signs of exercise intolerance, weight loss, a recent change in urination or defecation, and mental alertness are particularly […]

ADOPTION: Puppy or Adult?

Spring comes every year and new life suddenly abounds. Nowhere is this phenomenon more apparent than in the pet section of the classified ads. Puppies and kittens of every shape, color, and breed are suddenly available en mass and to fit any price range. Before an individual catches this “Spring Fever” and is tempted to […]

SEIZURES IN OUR PETS

A seizure is defined as a paroxysmal, transitory disturbance of brain function that has a sudden onset, ceases spontaneously, and has a tendency to recur. Generalized seizures affect the entire body. Most commonly, animals will fall to the side, make paddling movements with the limbs; they will often will urinate, salivate and defecate during the […]

EATING RAW FISH COULD CAUSE POISONING

Fishing can be wonderful recreation, but sharing the catch with your dog can be an act of kindness that kills. Salmon Poisoning Disease is a potentially fatal condition seen in dogs that eat certain types of raw fish. Salmon (salmonid fish) and other anadromous fish (fish that swim upstream to breed) can be infected with […]

UNPLEASANT TOPIC OF DIARRHEA

Diarrhea is the passing of loose or liquid stool, more often than normal. Diarrhea can be caused by diseases of the small intestine, large intestine or by diseases of organs other than the intestinal tract. Your ability to answer questions about your pet’s diet, habits, environment and specific details about the diarrhea can help the […]

BATHING YOUR PET

Every pet owner has an olfactory (smell) memory that triggers their gag reflex, “I’ve never smelled anything like it! (S)He must have rolled in something dead!Odors that defy classification have an obvious solution; bathe the dog. Soap choice is where the confusion starts. In some situations it seems nothing but the harshest solvents will be […]

ACUPUNCTURE

At The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic our own Dr. Rowena D’Monte performs acupuncture. Please read the article about these procedures. Veterinary Acupuncture   This information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. Always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian. Despite the fact many of its practices are thousands of years old, Eastern, […]

NON PROFESSIONAL ANESTHESIA FREE – TEETH CLEANING

PET OWNERS BEWARE: Non-Professional Anesthesia Free-Teeth Cleaning. Many well intended pet owners are opting for this cosmetic procedure based on costs; however it is impossible to address periodontal disease that affects all surfaces of the teeth, and especially that which is active below the gum-line. When infection is not addressed the owner will be unaware […]

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