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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]

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. […]


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 […]

The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic Dog and Cat 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 recommend you try brushing your pet’s teeth […]

Options for Treament of Middle Ear Infections in Pet Rats

Middle Ear Infections in Pet Rats (Rattus norvegicus) Dr. William ( Bill ) J Langhofer DVM Purdue University 1998 The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic 7311 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-8484 Middle ear infections are very common in pet rats and can be a difficult condition to resolve. We will typically diagnose a new […]

Chinchilla Toys, Treats, and Chews. Recommended by Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic

7311 E. Thomas Rd. / Scottsdale, AZ 85251                                   Dr. William J. Langhofer, DVM Phone: 480-945-8484 / Fax: 480-945-8766                                 Dr. Rowena D’Monte, DVM Hours: 7:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. / 7 Days a Week                           Dr. David Gosche, DVM Website: […]

Instructions for surgery / after care instruction from The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic

Surgery After Care Instructions After surgery multiple options exist to help with healing of the wound from the incision and to help prevent your pet from chewing at this incision. In general dogs tend to lick and chew at incisions more than cats. 1. Stitch Removal: stitches or staples should be removed 10-14 days after […]

Treatment Recommendation for Back Pain in Dogs from 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, this may also include disc injury.  Many times with back injuries multiple medications are needed depending on the location and pain level of your pet.  Many time your pet […]

Homemade dog diet recommendation

Some of our clients prefer to make food for their pets.  This is time consuming but if you have the time can be rewarding.  This is also an alternative for pets that are finiky.  These are basic guidelines and may need modification depeding on your pet’s medical conditions and dietary needs. Basic recipe for home […]

Arthritis Treatment Options for Your Pet

Arthritis Treatment Options from Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic Arthritis is a chronic, degenerative disease of the joints in which the body places bone around unstable or ‘wobbly’ joints. In a dog, the most commonly affected joints are the hips, shoulders, knees, elbows and spine. By the time your pet has reached 8 to 9 years old, there […]

Tips on giving your pet medication

This a list of things to help give your pet medications.

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 Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic Recommendations for Cancer Therapy in Pet Rats

Rat Cancer Therapy Recommendation: The following recommendations help slow the progression of cancer in your pet, this is not an all inclusive list, but a guideline. These recommendations may change based on the type of cancer, once verified by histopath: 1. High dose omega 3 fatty acids- We recommend wellactin (260 mg/ml) – We typically […]

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 […]

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