Top among the reasons you get a pet is to spend time together. But, you want to have something more than just feeding it and cuddling on the couch. Exercising together offers an excellent opportunity to bond.
Whether your pet is a new addition to your family or has been with you for many years, your senior dog or cat needs a little extra love and care. Aging in pets generally depends on various factors.
Like humans, pets can also benefit from routine wellness exams with the doctor. Even if your animal companion is young and looks healthy, bringing them regularly to the veterinarian is essential for keeping them fit for the years to come.
When your pet has a scrape, bump, or a cut, you can easily recognize that as a source of pain. However, other sources of pain are difficult to point to. Partly, the reason is that animals are experts at masking pain as a survival tactic.
Colic is one of the most common medical problems in horses. Surgical intervention is sometimes needed to correct more serious gastrointestinal problems. Luckily, with advanced medical care and surgical knowledge and skill, colic surgery has much higher success rates than previously reported.
You are often told that routine dental cleanings and checkups are crucial to preserving good oral health. What you don’t always hear is how the same care and maintenance is essential for your pets. Imagine how your teeth would look and feel if you didn’t brush them for weeks or years.
Horses become dehydrated because of inadequate fluid replacement. The fluid is lost through sweating, respiration, and excretion. This may happen on long rides on hot humid days and the horse fails to meet the demands of hydration.
Summer comes with incredible opportunities, ranging from flaunting abs on the beach to hunting in the woods. Outdoor activities are the real definition of summertime. Obviously, your dog will be taking part in a bunch of your fun activities, so you should make sure the hot weather doesn’t ruin anything.
Most pets will develop a parasite problem at some point during their lifetime. Parasites are creatures that live on or inside another animal, called the host, and depend on it for their survival.
Annual physical examinations are a very important part of determining the overall wellness of your horse. Just as they do for other pets, these appointments enable your equine vet to closely monitor the health and condition of your horse. This increases the likelihood that any developing problems will be picked up on quickly and treated promptly, reducing the risk that your horse will experience unnecessary suffering or any long-term consequences from illness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Be prepared for a pet emergency with these tips. Contact Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center in Cave Creek, AZ today by calling (480) 595-8600.
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.
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 is important to maintain a happy and healthy horse. Contact Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center for more information.
Learn about vaccination and its importance to the health of your pet. For more information, contact us today at 480-595-8600.
Dog toys can help entertain teething puppies and keep them from destructive behaviors. Learn about the top dog toys for teething puppies.
Is your cat acting strange or sick? Learn these 8 signs your senior cat might need to go to the emergency animal clinic.
Peritonitis can be a lethal condition in horses and requires immediate veterinary attention. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatments for peritonitis.
Choosing a veterinarian for a horse requires careful consideration and research. Learn these tips on how to choose the right equine vet.
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.
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 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.
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 are a colon condition in horses that can cause colic and obstruction. Learn what enteroliths are, how they form, and ways to prevent them.
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.
Lameness in horses can cause pain and debilitation. Learn the causes of lameness and what horse owners can do to prevent this condition.
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.
Pigeon fever, or Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection, is a disease in horses characterized by swelling in the chest area. Learn more about pigeon fever here.
Are you a new horse owner? Learn the importance of equine vaccines, and which ones your horse really needs to remain healthy.
Is your new kitten destroying your home? Learn these tips for kitten proofing your house to keep your pet and furniture safe!
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 is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a horse's health. Learn more on how keeping horse's hooves healthy.
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 is a bacterial infection that can cause pneumonia in foals. Learn more about equine pneumonia along with causes, treatments, and symptoms of rhodoccocus equi.
Older dogs have different dietary needs than puppies and adult dogs. Learn what to feed older dogs for better geriatric health.
Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center offer top tips on how to form a close and healthy bond with your pet. Learn more here.
Our Feline Vet in Cave Creek explains the most common reasons why cats vomit, and when you should seek veterinary help.
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
New to being a pet owner? Learn the importance of pet vaccines, and the dangers of not vaccinating your pet.
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.
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.
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.