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How to Tell If Your Pet Is Dehydrated

As important as it is that we stay healthy, we need to make sure our pets have the same basic care. One of the most important pet health lessons you can learn is how to tell if your dog is dehydrated and what you can do about it. Let’s get started. What Causes Dehydration? Before [...]

When Is it Time to Take Your Pet to an Emergency Veterinarian?

As a pet owner, being observant of your furry friend’s health is key. It is important to understand all of the maintenance requirements for your pet as well. For instance, you need to know that you should take your kitten or puppy in for vaccines every three to four weeks until they’re 16 weeks old. [...]

How To Greet a New Dog You Don’t Know

Are you familiar with how to greet a new dog that you do not know? Let’s delve into some ways that you should address a four-legged furry friend that you don’t know. Request Permission Unlike humans, dogs are not able to tell you if they would love to lick your fingers or simply be left [...]

Common Indoor Toxic Plants for Pets to Avoid

This spring, many people are filling their homes with houseplants in an effort to create that warm weather feeling inside their home while it is still too cold for relaxing outdoors. Grocery stores and hardware stores are helping people bring on that lush indoor jungle feeling by offering many varieties of greenery. From the quick [...]

3 Essential Pet Tips for First-Time Cat Owners

When it comes to pet ownership, every situation is a little bit different. But if you’re a first-time cat owner or considering becoming one, there are a few things you absolutely need to know. Here are three essential pet tips for all of you first-time cat owners out there. Litter Box Prep and Maintenance Is [...]

How to Choose a Pet Hospital

Although we always hope that our pets will be completely happy and healthy for their entire lives, realistically that’s not usually the case. Regular vet visits and sometimes emergency pet hospital visits are a necessity of being a pet owner. Before an emergency happens, it’s important to have a good pet hospital chosen to ensure [...]

What to Do if Your Pet Eats Marijuana

You may be aware that recreational marijuana was legalized in Arizona this year. The new law will likely increase the quantity and type of marijuana found in local Tucson households, making it easier for pets to accidentally ingest it. Our doctors at Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (SAVS) are prepared to help. Following [...]

Feeding Your Dog: What You Need To Know

Feeding your dog with the right amount of food is one sure-fire way to keep your furry friend healthy. To feed your dog with the right amount of dog food, consider its body weight, activity level, age, and type of food. Your dog’s body weight is one of the most important and accurate factors to [...]

4 Pet Tips Your Veterinarian Wishes You Knew

As a pet parent, it takes more to care for your pet besides feeding them. Given the joy your pet brings to your family, you should make sure that you’re prioritizing your pet’s health and wellbeing. This means not waiting until your cat or dog is visibly ill to seek veterinary services. It also means [...]

What You Should Know About Pet Allergies This Spring

While we may delight in the stunning spring scenery, it’s not all cozy for our furry friends with pet allergies. The extra pollen produced by the flowers and trees may cause pet allergies that irritate your four-legged friend. Just like humans, pets can suffer from spring season allergies that are triggered by common allergens such [...]

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