5 Essentials for Pet-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

If you’re one of the many pet owners whose New Year’s resolutions include their pet, we commend you. The new year is the perfect time to evaluate your pet care routine and set goals that support your pet’s health and wellbeing. Of course, achieving New Year’s resolutions can feel challenging, so our Palisades Veterinary Hospital [...]

Up on the Woof-top—Holiday Safety for Pets

If you weren’t already tipped off by the festive decorations and the endless loop of cheerful carols, the holiday season has arrived. And whether you’re cringing under the impending weight of familial guilt or bubbling over with the holiday spirit, you’ll want to ensure that you and your furry friend survive the “most wonderful time [...]

Caring for Specially-Abled Pets

Many potential animal adopters avoid shelter pets who have special needs. In addition, many pet owners choose to euthanize recently disabled pets, assuming their care will be too expensive, too emotionally demanding, or that their beloved companion’s quality of life may diminish. Pets with special needs are not disabled, they are specially abled, because they [...]

Boo Who? Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Have you ever considered Halloween from your pet’s perspective? While some pets seem delighted with Halloween hijinks, decorations, and the constant stream of visitors, others see these distractions as an opportunity for mischief, and others may panic and attempt to hide or escape. Before you finalize your Halloween plans, consider your pet’s comfort and safety. [...]

Everything You Want to Know About Boarding Your Pet

Whether you’re going to work, or across the world, leaving your pet is always hard. Our team at Palisades Veterinary Hospital understands, because we are more than veterinary professionals—we are pet parents, too. That’s why we offer the boarding experience we want for our own pets, so you can feel good about leaving your precious [...]

When To Spay or Neuter Your Pet: One Size Does Not Fit All

One of the most common questions asked of veterinarians is, “When should I spay or neuter my pet?” In the past, the answer had been simple—before 6 months of age. Currently, however, the ideal time to spay or neuter is debatable—and the recommendations more complex. Our Palisades Veterinary Hospital team is here to provide you [...]

Beat the Heat: Summer Safety Tips for Pets

As summer heats up, is your pet keeping cool? Discover the best ways to help your pet chill out by following our Palisades Veterinary Hospital team’s summer safety tips. Water, water everywhere—ensure your pet has access to fresh water Pets rely on panting to dissipate excess body heat and maintain a safe internal temperature. But, [...]

A Guide to July Fourth Pet Safety

Everyone loves July Fourth, but the holiday poses many hazards for your pet. Our team at Palisades Veterinary Hospital wants to help with advice that will keep your four-legged friend safe during the festivities. Ensure your pet doesn’t go astray Many pets find fireworks frightening, and pet shelters cite July 5th as their busiest day [...]

Beware of Snakes: 5 Tips to Protect Your Pet From Snakebites

We live in a beautiful area, where pet owners have plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature with their pet. But, the beautiful outdoors comes with some risks, including snakebites. Snakes are most active during warm weather, and in Arizona, April through December is considered snake season. You do not need to cancel your outdoor activities [...]

Heartworm Disease: Protect Your Pet

If you thought you already had plenty of reasons to hate mosquitoes, think again. Mosquitoes are a year-round threat that can transmit deadly heartworms to your pets. Heartworms can permanently damage their host’s heart and lungs, and although treatment is possible for infected dogs, options are limited for cats. Thankfully, heartworm infection and disease are [...]

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