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Tucson, Arizona 85749

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Common Worms and Parasites: Identifying Worms and Symptoms

he most common type of parasites and worms that affect pet dogs and cats are hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, and tapeworms.

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Vital Pet First Aid Tips To Help Keep Your Pet Healthy And Safe

You not only need to make sure their environment is safe for themselves, but also have a working knowledge of what pets should and shouldn't eat, and keep their best interests at heart.

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13 Common Pet Emergencies That Need Immediate Attention

Understanding and keeping a list of the most common emergencies that require a veterinarian's attention will help keep a pet healthy for a long time.

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Common Household Poisons and Toxins

While many of these dangers are obvious and avoidable, there are some items we might not consider a danger -- until a beloved pet is suffering and needs emergency care.

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5 Tips to Promote Fire Pet Safety in Your Home

Unfortunately, many people don't understand the importance of fire pet safety, in fact, it is mistakenly believed that pets will simply follow us out the door if there is danger.

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Heartworm 101 for Dogs and Cats

Heartworm disease is generally considered a condition that only affects dogs, but many other mammal species can suffer from it or act as carriers.

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Equine Herpesvirus Outbreak

Click the following links to learn more about the recent outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus, a neurological disease affecting horses.

  • A Guide To Understanding the Neurologic Form of EHV Infection
  • Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) & EHV-1 Frequently Asked Questions
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    Protect Your Furry Friend with These Holiday Pet Safety Tips

    It's time to "deck the halls" and enjoy time with your friends and family, including the furry members of your family. However, along with the excitement of the holiday season, this time of year also brings hazards for our pets.

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    Tips For A Safe New Years and Holiday For Your Pets

    The holidays is a festive moment for us human beings. We celebrate family and life through music, large gatherings, and decorations. However, it may be a precarious time for your pets who may not be accustomed to the noise.

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    Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winner!

    We are happy to announce that the winner of our annual Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest is Tin Man! Great job to the winners and thanks to everyone for their creativity and effort, it was another great contest!

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    AAHA Accreditation: What it means for you & your pets

    Have you ever wondered why it’s so important to take your pets to a clinic that is AAHA accredited?

    What does it mean to be accredited? The AAHA accreditation means that your veterinary clinic holds itself to a higher standard, and that your pet is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest standards in veterinary care.

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    Foaling

    Help Your Mare Have a Safe Delivery

    If your mare has made it through 11 months of pregnancy, you’re almost home free. Labor and delivery, while momentous, are generally uneventful. In most cases, you will simply need to be a quiet observer – if, that is, you are lucky enough to witness the birth.

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    Recognize your Horse's Dental Issues

    Horses with dental problems may show obvious signs, such as pain or irritation, or they may show no noticeable signs at all. This is because some horses simply adapt to their discomfort.

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    Emergency Preparedness: Important Tips for Horse Owners

    In the event of the potential flooding over the next couple of days, we at Adobe Veterinary Center know how important it is for you as a horse owner to have pre-planned actions and proper information to make rapid decisions that may save your horse’s and even your own life.

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    Normal Play vs. Aggressive Tendencies

    Puppies can play rough. Most puppy play consists of chasing, pouncing, barking, growling, snapping, and biting. So how can you tell the difference between normal play and possible signs of aggression in both dogs & cats?

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    Caring For An Older Horse

    10 Tips for Caring for The Older Horse: Because of advances in nutrition, management and health care, horses are living longer, more useful lives. It’s not uncommon to find horses and ponies living well into their 20s and 30s. While genetics play a role in determining life span, you too, can have an impact.

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    West Nile Virus

    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as of August 5th 2014, WNV infections in birds and veterinary animals have been reported in the state of Arizona. West Nile Virus infections have also been reported in humans in Arizona

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    Introducing…Dr. Claire Hans

    Dr. Claire Hans grew up in the Midwest, raised along with her three brothers, one sister, and various Boxers. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from University of Wisconsin-Madison and gained experience with animals as a veterinary assistant, milking dairy cows, in research, and with wildlife rehabilitation.

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    Common Household Hazards

    Our homes contain a variety of everyday items and substances that we may not consider dangerous, but can be dangerous or even fatal if ingested by our furry friends. By becoming aware of the most common hazards, you can protect your pet’s health.

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    Thunderstorm anxiety

    Monsoon season is swiftly approaching. It’s not just the boom of thunder that generates a fear response in fearful dogs. Lightening, wind, rain, dark skies, changes in barometric pressure and even odors can elicit a fearful response.

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    My pets appear healthy…why do they need bloodwork?

    Reasons why we recommend routine blood work: Most importantly, we recommend blood work during an exam to detect illness in the early stages. Blood tests frequently detect illness in your pet before we can see any outward signs of disease.

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    Introducing…Dr. Carli Grimbleby

    Adobe Veterinary Center is growing! We have brought on a new Large Animal Veterinarian. We are very excited for the knowledge and experience that she will be bringing to our Adobe. Here is a little bit about Dr. Grimbleby… She grew up in the agriculturally rich Central Valley of California.

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    My cat is straining in the box….again!

    Feline idiopathic cystitis, also known as feline lower urinary tract disease are both terms that describe the following symptoms:

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    Love is in the air…

    Valentine’s day is just around the corner and that means love is in the air. Soon your pets will be exposed to many flowers, candies, and chocolates! The following is a list of 5 toxins to watch our for this Valentine’s day:

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    Why we are saying goodbye to the dental discount this month…

    February is recognized as National Pet Dental Health month In the past, Adobe Veterinary Center has recognized this month by applying a 10-15% discount on all dental prophylaxis procedures during the month of February. This year we are not going to offer this discount, and here are the reasons why

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    Trick knees and bunny hops!

    Trick knees, floating knee caps, or as we call them luxating patellas are most commonly diagnosed in small or toy breed dogs, but are also less commonly found in cats as well. An owner typically notices a little skip or ‘bunny hop’ in their dog’s step. The dog may even run on three legs, holding one hind leg up, and then miraculously be back on four legs as if nothing has happened. Often your pet may have never limped or walked abnormally but one day yelps while running or holds one of their back legs up suddenly.

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    Pet Insurance...Where to start

    Pet insurance sounds like a novel concept for any dog or cat owner. Our clients ask us frequently which pet insurance we recommend at Adobe. We do not recommend one insurance company over the other. Typically we offer inquiring individuals multiple insurance pamphelets and report the companies that our clients mention to us. In this article we will discuss what to look for when searching for pet insurance and the top 3 chosen pet insurance companies based on customer reviews, coverage, and benefits.

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    Rattlers on the move

    Rattlesnakes… They seem to pop up everywhere here in Tucson, Arizona. You see them in parking lots, trails, your backyard, and some even get INTO the house! Unfortunately these venomous reptiles are way too common, and this time of year we see multiple patients for rattlesnake treatment.

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    People Food: Safe or Toxic

    We would love for our pets to be able to have that occasional “people food” treat. Although, we do not encourage those treats frequently we do want our clients to be informed of the foods that are safe for people but dangerous for your pets.

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    A Day at Adobe

    We value our client’s trust in our medical care. One of the most nerve-wracking concepts as owners can be dropping your pet off at our clinic for a procedure under general anesthesia. In this post, we would like to highlight one of the most common procedures done under anesthesia, a dental prophylaxis. It is our goal to help you, as the owner, feel comfortable leaving your pet with us all day. We want you to be informed about what we do “in the back.”

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    When they’re happy… We’re happy: Part 1

    We all want the best for our pets. We either rescued them from bad conditions, took them off a friend’s hands, or found them through a local or far away breeder. How ever we obtained our companions we want to make the best home for them. In this post, we will highlight the most common ways to create a happy pet environment for dogs.

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    No Bones About It: Bones Are Unsafe for Your Dog

    The idea that it’s natural for dogs to chew on bones is a popular one. However, it’s a dangerous practice and can cause serious injury to your pet.

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