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Signs and Symptoms of Pet Poisoning

Author:Date:2020-03-26
As conscientious pet owners, it is our responsibility to do whatever we need to do to ensure that our animals live a life that is as long and happy as possible. However, there are lots of different things that pose a risk to the health and safety of our pets. One of these is poisoning. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that as many as 10,000 cats and dogs die each year as a result of poisoning.

The Importance of Dental Care for Cats and Dogs

Author:Date:2020-03-10
Taking care of our own teeth is second nature for us, but when was the last time that you thought about taking positive steps to look after the teeth of your pet? Many pet owners are often unaware that they have a responsibility to ensure their pet receives the necessary dental care that they need to have healthy, functioning teeth and enjoy overall wellbeing.

Why you should spay/neuter your pet

Author:Date:2020-02-05
Choosing to adopt a pet is a serious commitment and as a dedicated owner, you are entirely responsible for the health and happiness of your furbaby. Unsurprisingly, you will have many decisions to make and acts to take in your pet’s lifetime. These will include what food you will provide, taking your pet for their preventative vaccinations and parasite medications, ensuring that they get enough exercise and whether to get them microchipped. However, there is another act of responsible pet parenting that should be a priority but that is often overlooked – this is getting your pet spayed or neutered.

Top Travel Tips for your Pets

Author:Date:2020-01-14
Traveling can be stressful at any time, not least when it isn’t just humans taking the journey with you. There are occasions where we need to travel, and we don’t want to or are unable to leave our animals at home. In these situations, as responsible pet parents, we need to make special preparations to take our adored animals with us.

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Author:Date:2019-11-21
As a responsible and compassionate pet owner, the safety of your adored animal will undoubtedly be a priority all year round, and the holiday season is no exception. In fact, Thanksgiving and Christmas pose some particular challenges when it comes to the safety, health, and happiness of our pets. To help make sure the season runs smoothly for you and your animals, here are our top holiday pet safety tips.

What makes a good racehorse?

Author:Date:2019-11-01
Making the decision to become the owner of a racehorse isn’t something to be taken lightly. Neither is purchasing your equine. If you are investing money in a racehorse, you will want to be certain that you choose a healthy animal with the greatest chance at success. To help you do that, we have put together this helpful guide detailing what you need to know about what to look for in a racehorse.

How to prepare your horse for the racing season in Cave Creek, AZ

Author:Date:2019-10-08
Proper preparation of your horse before the racing season is absolutely crucial for their safety as well as their success. This process involves a variety of different elements, including the following:

Peritonitis in Horses : All you Need to Know

Author:Date:2019-09-04
Peritonitis is a potentially life-threatening illness for equines. Fortunately, thanks to the advancements made in modern veterinary medicine, it is now possible for many horses to survive provided that they are diagnosed and treated promptly.

Is It Safe to Microchip Your Pet? | Cave Creek, AZ

Author:Date:2019-07-31
Pet microchipping has transformed the way that we can be reunited with our pet if he were to be lost or stolen. While there is certainly still a place for collars and tags, particularly in terms of simplicity of someone finding your pet and calling you to let you know that they have him, there are some distinct advantages that microchipping has over conventional identification methods.

Hot Weather Safety Tips for your Pet

Author:Date:2019-06-28
If you would like more hot weather safety tips for your pet, please get in touch with our experienced veterinary staff who will be delighted to help you at 480.595.8600.

Pet Emergencies – Tips For Owners and What Should Be On Your Checklist |Cave Creek, AZ

Author:Date:2019-05-28
Be prepared for a pet emergency with these tips. Contact Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center in Cave Creek, AZ today by calling (480) 595-8600.

Benefits of an Arthroscopy

Author:Date:2019-05-07
We offer a complete array or arthroscopic equipment including two arthroscopic towers and three arthroscopic endoscopes which will be selected based on the specific needs of each case.

Equine Dentistry

Author:Date:2019-03-22
A foal goes through a very long process of developing a full mouth of mature teeth. Ensure their teeth are always prestine by contacting Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center for more information.

Equine Nutrition - The Nutritional Needs of Large Animals

Author:Date:2019-02-18
Equine nutrition is important to maintain a happy and healthy horse. Contact Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center for more information.

How Do I Know If My Pet Needs Vaccinations?

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2019-01-17
Learn about vaccination and its importance to the health of your pet. For more information, contact us today at 480-595-8600.

Top Dog Toys for Teething Puppies

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2018-12-31
Dog toys can help entertain teething puppies and keep them from destructive behaviors. Learn about the top dog toys for teething puppies.

8 Signs To Take Your Senior Cat To The Emergency Animal Clinic

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2018-11-30
Is your cat acting strange or sick? Learn these 8 signs your senior cat might need to go to the emergency animal clinic.

Peritonitis

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2018-11-08
Peritonitis can be a lethal condition in horses and requires immediate veterinary attention. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatments for peritonitis.

Choosing the Right Equine Vet

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2018-10-30
Choosing a veterinarian for a horse requires careful consideration and research. Learn these tips on how to choose the right equine vet.

Chronic Kidney Disease in the Horse

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2018-10-09
Kidney disease in horses can cause a lack of appetite, ulcers, and tiredness, making it difficult to differentiate from other conditions. Learn about kidney disease in horses, and how to treat it.

Benefits of Microchipping

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center Date:2018-09-30
Pet microchipping can ensure the safety of your pet in the event he is stolen or runs away. Learn more about the other benefits of pet microchipping.

Pelvic Fractures

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2018-09-07
Pelvic fractures are common injuries in horses, often due to trauma or injury from athletic training. Learn more on diagnosing and symptoms of pelvic fractures in horses.

What to Do if Your Pet Gets Lost

Author:Chaparral Animal HospitalDate:2018-08-23
It is not uncommon for pets to runaway or get lost. Knowing what to do if your pet gets lost can help you take necessary steps to reunite with your pet. Learn more here.

Enteroliths

Author:Chaparral Animal HospitalDate:2018-08-07
Enteroliths are a colon condition in horses that can cause colic and obstruction. Learn what enteroliths are, how they form, and ways to prevent them.

How to choose the right horse

Author:Chaparral Animal HospitalDate:2018-07-31
Before purchasing a horse, you should take your lifestyle, free time, and resources into consideration to determine which breed suits you. Learn more on things to consider and how to choose the right horse.

Preventing Lameness in Horses

Author:Chaparral Animal HospitalDate:2018-06-29
Lameness in horses can cause pain and debilitation. Learn the causes of lameness and what horse owners can do to prevent this condition.

Strangles

Author:Chaparral Animal HospitalDate:2018-06-07
Strangles is an infection in horses that causes an abscess of the lymphoid tissue of the upper respiratory tract. Learn about strangles in equine, and how to prevent your horse from getting strangles.

Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (AKA Pigeon Fever)

Author:Chaparral Animal HospitalDate:2018-06-06
Pigeon fever, or Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection, is a disease in horses characterized by swelling in the chest area. Learn more about pigeon fever here.

What vaccines does my horse really need?

Author:Chaparral Animal HospitalDate:2018-05-30
Are you a new horse owner? Learn the importance of equine vaccines, and which ones your horse really needs to remain healthy.

How to Kitten-proof Your House

Author:Chaparral Animal HospitalDate:2018-04-27
Is your new kitten destroying your home? Learn these tips for kitten proofing your house to keep your pet and furniture safe!

Uroperitoneum

Author:Chaparral Animal HospitalDate:2018-04-03
Ruptured bladders, or uroperitoneum, is a condition that occurs in foals, or young horse. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and prevention of uroperitoneum.

Hoof Care for Horses

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2018-03-30
Hoof care for horses is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a horse's health. Learn more on how keeping horse's hooves healthy.

Bugs and Drugs! Parasite control for horses

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2018-03-08
Once or twice a year, de-worming treatments are recommended for horses. Find out more about how to keep your horse happy and healthy here.

Rhodococcus equi

Author:Chaparral Animal HospitalDate:2018-03-06
Rhodococcus equi is a bacterial infection that can cause pneumonia in foals. Learn more about equine pneumonia along with causes, treatments, and symptoms of rhodoccocus equi.

What to Feed Older Dogs

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2018-02-24
Older dogs have different dietary needs than puppies and adult dogs. Learn what to feed older dogs for better geriatric health.

How to form a closer bond with your pet

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2018-01-19
Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center offer top tips on how to form a close and healthy bond with your pet. Learn more here.

Christmas in Carefree Parade

Author:Date:2017-12-28

Why is my cat vomiting?

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2017-12-15
Our Feline Vet in Cave Creek explains the most common reasons why cats vomit, and when you should seek veterinary help.

Causes of weight loss in pets

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical ClinicDate:2017-11-21
Weight loss in pets can be an indication of a bigger problem. Learn the most common causes of weight loss in pets and treatments at Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center

The Importance of Pet Vaccines

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical ClinicDate:2017-10-17
New to being a pet owner? Learn the importance of pet vaccines, and the dangers of not vaccinating your pet.

Hernias in Horses

Author:Chaparral Animal HospitalDate:2017-09-19
Hernias can be a life threatening condition for your horse. Learn how to spot a hernia in your horse, types of hernias in horses, and how to treat them.

Tips on Feeding Your Horse

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2017-08-15
Are you a new horse owner? Learn more tips for feeding your horse from the equine vets at Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center in Cave Creek.

Equine Podiatry in Cave Creek

Author:Chaparral Veterinary Medical CenterDate:2017-07-12
Your horse's hoof health directly correlates to their overall health. Our equine veterinarians in Cave Creek explain the importance of equine podiatry. Learn more here.

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