What is Your Pet’s Heartworm Disease Risk?

A heartworm is a dangerous parasite that causes life-threatening disease in pets from coast to coast. Although the mosquitoes that transmit heartworm larvae thrive in damp, humid environments, Arizona pets are still at risk. How great is your pet’s risk? You may wonder whether certain aspects of your pet’s lifestyle make them more likely to [...]

Valley Fever: Is Your Pet At Risk?

Picture this idyllic scene: You and your frisky pooch are walking through your favorite local park, when your pet suddenly catches an intriguing scent in the dirt. They fly into a frenzy, and dig and dig, trying to uncover whatever smelled so tempting, but cannot unearth anything at all. Fast forward a couple of weeks: [...]

Sink Your Teeth into Pet Dental Health Month

Although most people associate February with Valentine’s Day, pet owners have another holiday to celebrate. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, so show your furry pal some extra love by paying special attention to their smile. Pets show their love with wagging tails, cozy cuddles, and slobbery kisses, and it’s likely you have turned [...]

5 Reasons to Choose Palisades Veterinary Hospital’s Online Pharmacy

“Oh no, not again!” you think to yourself. “That’s the third time I’ve forgotten to order Pistachio’s urinary health food before he ran out.” If you’ve been in this situation with your own pet, you’re obviously not alone. With such busy schedules, remembering to order your pet’s prescriptions far enough in advance to ensure they [...]

What’s Inside that Pet Food Container?

Although many pet owners read the nutrition guides on their own grocery items, they don’t always check them on pet foods. All pet food labels should contain the following information: Ingredient list Guaranteed analysis Statement of nutritional adequacy Daily feeding guide Read on for an explanation of each, and definitions that will help you make [...]

The “Where, What, and When” of Pet Vaccination

With so many vaccine options, you may wonder which ones your pet truly needs. As your pet’s family veterinarian, we want to provide information so that, together, we can make the best vaccination choices for your pet. Let us help you decide the “where, what, and when” of vaccinating your pet. The “where” of pet [...]

Pain, Pain Go Away: Alleviating Pain in Pets

Whether from rambunctious juvenile antics, or age-related arthritis, your pet will likely deal with pain at some point in their life. Pain in pets can be a short-term, or chronic and long-term issue, as in humans. Medications are available, but pain can also be managed with the addition of other modalities, such as cold laser therapy, [...]

Bringing Me Home: What to Expect the First Year of Puppyhood

Deciding to bring home a little fluff ball of love, also known as a puppy, is one of life’s greatest joys. The excitement, the cuddles, that new puppy smell—all culminate in a rich, delightful experience for the whole family. What’s not to love? Taking on a new puppy can be an ideal experience for many [...]

4 Healthy Holiday and New Year Tips for Pets

Like many of us, you’ve probably already decorated your home, and now you are planning your holiday feasts and treats. And, while your plans this year may look a little different due to COVID-19, your pets still deserve the same amount of attention. From potentially dangerous decorations, to hazardous foods, and everything in between, pet [...]

Your Pet’s Wellness Appointment: The Basis of Comprehensive Health Care

When you get a reminder about your pet’s regular wellness appointment, do you call our office right away, to ensure you don’t forget to schedule Fluffy’s appointment? Or, do you plan to call eventually, only to forget until months later, or with the next reminder? How important is your pet’s regular wellness appointment? Does she [...]

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