How to Keep Your Horse Healthy in the Summer

It’s the heart of summer in the Sonoran Desert, and temperatures are on the rise. As a result, horse owners need to adjust the care their horses receive and the environments they’re living in to take extra precautions to prevent dehydration and heat exhaustion in their horses.

5 Things to Know About Pet Microchipping

At Adobe Veterinary Center, we strongly encourage all pet owners, livestock keepers, and horse enthusiasts to microchip their animals. Check out the following facts to learn why.

How to Keep Livestock Cool in the Summer Heat

The heat of summer has already hit Tucson, and it’s only going to get hotter. The extreme heat we endure affects farm animals in the same ways that it affects us, putting them at risk of heat stress (especially young animals, animals with dark fur, and animals that have a history of respiratory illness). To safeguard the health of your livestock from the heat, you need to take a few precautions to keep your farm animals cool and hydrated throughout the summer

How to Celebrate Pet Appreciation Week

During Pet Appreciation Week, we encourage pet owners to reflect on why they’re thankful for their pets and to celebrate by pampering their pets with love, attention, care, and fun activities. Consider the following ideas to help you celebrate your furry (fishy, scaley, feathered, hooved, etc.) friends this week.

What All Dog Owners Should Know About Heartworms

Parasite prevention is an essential component of every pet’s wellness and preventative care. While it’s important to keep your pet on a flea and tick preventative, it’s also vital to safeguard them from heartworms.

Managing the Cost of Veterinary Care

According to an industry report from the American Pet Products Association (APPA), Americans spent $103.6 billion on pets in 2020, a 6.7% increase over the previous year. Out of the total dollars spent on pets, $31.4 billion went to veterinary care, and that’s 7.2% more than in 2019.

What Is Valley Fever and How Do Dogs Get Infected?

If you’ve been living in the Southwestern United States, then you’ve probably already heard of the disease called Valley Fever. Whether or not you’re new to the area, however, it’s important to familiarize yourself with Valley Fever and its signs and symptoms in dogs, especially, so you can be aware and make sure your pets are well-protected.

Why We Recommend Lab Work for Medicated Pets

When you bring your pet to the vet (or have us visit your farm or stable), you might wonder why we recommend running routine laboratory work on your medicated animals that appear to be healthy and responding normally to their medications.

How to Know if Your Cat Is in Pain!

One of the reasons why we love our cats is for their often mysterious behaviors that can be playful, mischievous, and admittedly difficult to predict or comprehend. As a result of their fascinating personalities, cats can be tough to read.

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Pets

Although you should carefully consider your options for your pet’s veterinary care, spaying and neutering surgeries have a variety of benefits that, in the opinion of most veterinarians, far outweigh any risks associated with the procedures.

Beware of These Common Household Items and Plants

The things that we as two-leggers love to keep around our homes are not always safe for our favorite four-legged friends. Many items that help us live comfortably can be incredibly harmful, toxic, and dangerous to animals.

Why Does My Senior Pet Need Two Exams Each Year?

Some people assume that, for cats and dogs, growing old means getting sick, but that doesn’t have to be the case. With the right wellness and preventative care, our veterinarians can help senior pets avoid age-related diseases and mobility issues that arise as a result of regular wear and tear.