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.
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.
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.
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.
Although they’re often forgotten and overlooked, pets’ teeth need regular care and attention, too! Just like humans, pets can face some pretty painful and even life-threatening health problems when they don’t receive proper dental care.
Although not all canine boarding facilities require a leptospirosis vaccine for dogs, the Pet Resort at Adobe Veterinary Center does. With the wet weather, muddier soil, and increased opportunities for pets to contract leptospirosis
The feline leukemia (FeLV) vaccine is not considered a core vaccine. (Core vaccines include those that every cat is either required by law or recommended to have.)
Dogs like to pick up dead and injured animals, and cats just love delivering presents to their humans. Unfortunately, these habits aren’t sanitary. When a bat is involved, these habits are downright dangerous.
Summer everywhere can be dangerous for pets and livestock, but it’s an especially dangerous time for animals here. Tucson’s extreme summer temperatures and arid climate put animals at an elevated risk of dehydration and heatstroke.
It’s a common misconception that parasites, especially fleas, are only a summer problem in Tucson. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Thanks to our year-round beautiful weather, Tucson never really gets cold enough for fleas or ticks to die.
When you schedule an appointment for a sick pet, you likely expect our veterinarians to recommend diagnostic testing like blood tests, urinalyses, or other types of lab work.
Countless poisonous, venomous, and dangerous critters roam the Sonoran desert. You’re likely instinctively wary of snakes, scorpions, and parasite-ridden mosquitos, but a toad might not cause you to bristle in fear. The Colorado River toad, however, is just as dangerous.