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How to choose a Veterinarian in Tucson AZ

How to choose a Veterinarian in Tucson AZ

Looking for a veterinarian in Tucson, AZ and not sure where to start? Here are some things you will want to keep in mind while you search:

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A Virtual Tour of My Cat's Dental Procedure

A Virtual Tour of My Cat's Dental Procedure

Since February is National Pet Dental Health Month, I thought it would be cool to give everyone a sneak peak into what happens behind the scenes when we do a dentistry at Sabino Veterinary Care!

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Veterinarians in Tucson

Veterinarians in Tucson

No matter what part of the country you reside, it is important to select an experienced veterinarian to help you maintain the health of your pet family members.

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When to Neuter your Pet

When to Neuter your Pet

Most owner are diligent about getting their animal spayed and castrated (ie. neutered).  Not everyone understands why and when we should have our animals neutered.  For years the typical age for your puppy or kitten was between 5 and 7 months of age. Pet overpopulation has created a push to have animals neutered before they leave the shelter and thus, for the past 15 - 20 years, we have seen a significant shift to earlier and earlier surgery.

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What’s Buggin’ You?

What’s Buggin’ You?

I thought we should talk about parasite prevention.  In our dogs and cats we have two areas of concern, external parasites; fleas, ticks, skin mites, and a variety of internal parasites which we will discuss in another post.  We discussed skin mites in an earlier blog.

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What is the deal with all that itching and scratching?

What is the deal with all that itching and scratching?

As an owner of an itchy dog, I was so excited to attend a lecture called “20 minute approach to Pruritus” at this year’s AVMA Veterinary conference in Denver. The presenter was Dr. John Angus, a veterinary dermatologist practicing out of Pasadena, CA. His presentation was not only interesting to me because of my personal experience, but also because it seems like this spring at the clinic we were inundated with case after case of itchy dogs.

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Valley Fever FAQ

Valley Fever FAQ

Valley Fever, or Coccidiodomycosis is a very common diagnosis in dogs (and occasionally cats, ferrets, wallaby.....) here in Tucson.  We thought we should put together a list of common questions and issues that a family caring for a recently diagnosed Valley Fever patient might need to know.   Thank you to Courtney Williams CVT, for putting this together.

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Toxic Topic: Topical Hormone Replacement

Toxic Topic:  Topical Hormone Replacement

The Veterinary Community has been experiencing an increase in the number of cats and dogs with unusual symptoms. We are seeing both male and female patients affected by contact with their owner’s topical hormone replacement therapy sprays, creams, and gels.

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Tips for a happy and safe 4th

Tips for a happy and safe 4th

Happy 4th to you and your furry family members! Did you know that more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year?  Here are a few helpful tips to ensure that everyone (furry-friends included) have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

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Thoughts on Thyroid

Thoughts on Thyroid

Recently my Aunt's cat, Cosette was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism.  She lives in Washington State and we had talked about her symptoms over the phone; weight loss, drinking more water, and some behavior changes.  She was evaluated by her veterinarian in Sequim and the blood tests confirmed that Cosette's Thyroid level was too high.

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Sabino Veterinary Care

Animal Hospital and Veterinarian in Tucson offers wellness, surgery and animal dentistry. Located in the Catalina Foothills our doctors respect, listen to, and care for clients and patients. Proudly Serving Tucson, Oro Valley, East Tucson, Northeast Tucson, Ventana Canyon, Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde & Vail for all your Veterinary Needs.

Tel. (520) 547.9320