Riding In Cars With Dogs
If you are like most animal lovers, you have probably had a time where you wanted your furry friend to take a car ride with you. Maybe to the dog park or just to get a coffee for the day- whatever the occasion, it is important to make sure your doggy travels safely. Perhaps you have a calm riding lap dog or you have a wild back seat partner- either way, we are here to share some important tips for driving safely with your doggy pal. Seatbelts and/or Harnesses For pet owners that travel with their dogs frequently, it is…
It’s Getting Warm! Don’t Let Your Cat Get Dehydrated!
Whether you’re an Arizona Native or just a visitor- you are probably familiar with the warm weather that occurs in this beautiful desert state. Whether we like it or not, it tends to warm up quickly in the valley. That being the case, it is important to make sure your pets are receiving proper hydration. Cats can be very prone to hydration issues. Here, we will take a look at why proper hydration is important while also exploring the best ways to ensure they are receiving the right amount of daily water intake. Why is hydration so important to felines?…
Dog Coughing and Gagging 101
Just like humans, dogs sometimes experience a coughing or gagging spell. You don’t have much to worry about if your dog is only coughing periodically and not persistently. It could be caused by a tickle in the throat, or eating and drinking too fast. But as a pet parent, it can be somewhat disturbing when the coughing becomes more frequent or severe- especially when we don’t understand what is causing it. If you notice that your dog is experiencing frequent coughing or gagging uncontrollably, this may be a cause for concern. Take note of the type of sound they are…
Did you know that these foods are dangerous for dogs?
As a dog parent, one of the hardest things to avoid is the desire to share your tasty human food with your beloved furbaby. We all know and recognize the sad face of a doggy who really wants to taste test a yummy meal. While some human snacks are safe in small doses, other ones could be downright dangerous! It is useful to know which are the ones to avoid. Grapes Surprisingly, grapes are amongst the most dangerous foods for dogs. They tend to affect certain dogs more than others. Unfortunately, grapes can lead to kidney failure and even death.…
Ways To Naturally Calm Your Pet
There may come a time in your pet’s life when they begin to experience some form of anxiety or stress. It could be a result from a change in their routine, exposure to noise, or even an illness or pain of some sort. No loving pet owner likes to see their pet experience stress or anxiety. Of course, it is important to consult your veterinarian to be certain that the stress or anxiety isn’t being caused by a serious medical or behavioral condition. But once your vet verifies that it isn’t a major medical issue, why not try out some…
Important Signs That Your Pet Is Feeling Sick
As a pet owner, you have probably experienced a time or two when your furbaby wasn’t feeling so great. It is important to recognize when your pet is feeling sick. The sooner you notice a problem, the quicker you can seek help. Unfortunately, a pet’s signs of illness can be quite subtle or hard to recognize. If you keep an eye out for the following signs, symptoms and cues- you may be able to catch a potentially serious illness before it can cause a permanent problem. Potty and Vomiting Problems If your pet is vomiting, has diarrhea, constipation, peeing more…
Best New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pet
It’s the start of a new year! Can you believe 2018 is already here? It is a great time to change your routines, try something new or set some really fantastic goals of what you want to achieve or accomplish in the coming months! Not only is it a great time to set some goals for yourself, but why not set some for your pets also? Just like people, pets need changes in their routines. There’s no better time to commit to helping your pet have a happier, healthier and more stimulated life! Need some ideas? Check out our suggested…
Scottsdale Specialist Symposium
Dr. Steurer will be speaking on behalf of SVSS at the Scottsdale Specialist Symposium November 12, 2016. SVSS participates in multiple events a year providing continuing education in the valley for our referring community.
Join us on Saturday October 8th for the 17th Annual Barktoberfest benefiting Friends for Life. 9 am - 3 pm at the Gilbert Civic Center North Campus. Admission is free with some activities requiring donation. We are participating in the booth for Arizona Veterinary Specialty Center located on Juniper in Gilbert.