Your precious pet becoming unwell is something that no owner wants to have to think about. However, the fact remains that our animals are just as likely to fall prey to illness or disease as we are. There are countless different viruses and infectious diseases that can pose a threat to their health, and while there are vaccinations to prevent against many of them, not all illnesses can be kept at bay and most pets will suffer from at least one minor or major health problem during their lifetime.

In the wild, most canines live their lives based out of a cozy den enclosure. This is where they sleep, raise families, and hide from environmental challenges. Domesticated dogs are still instinctively wired to appreciate den living and can be trained to associate their crate with this ingrained preference. Rather than tearing your house apart while you’re away, they can be safely nestled in their crate until you arrive home again. If you’re wondering how to crate train your dog, if you follow a few key pointers you should have a happily crated pup in no time.

Fleas and ticks are a common issue among pet owners. As with most things, prevention is the best medicine. However, if your pet has been infested with one of these common pests, there are a few things you can do to ensure you have a pest-free pet in short order. If you’re wondering how to get rid of and prevent fleas and ticks, let’s have a look at some of your options.

​​​​​You know your pet better than anyone else. If you are concerned that he may be unwell, don’t hesitate in speaking to our veterinary team today so that we can evaluate his condition. Prompt action could prevent him from suffering unnecessarily and could even save his life! Call an Animal Medical Center of Deer Valley representative today at 602-857-9950.

Professional grooming can be a bit pricey, but this is for a good reason. Grooming can be a challenging task and requires great care, attention, and practice to get great (and safe) results. If you want to skip the professional grooming appointment and try your hand at grooming, let’s have a look at your most important considerations. Most duties can be done at home with the right care, and you can drastically cut down on the regularity of professional visits with just a few key practices.

Essential oils have had a place in alternative medicine and therapies for centuries, and many people have chosen to also use them with their pets so that beloved animals can also reap the benefits that they offer. However, while essential oils may be completely naturally-occurring substances, this doesn’t automatically make them completely safe. In fact, many are toxic to animals and humans alike. 

While in most cases it is not possible to detect all allergies, there are some tests that you can ask our veterinarian to run that will help you to identify some of the allergens that could trigger a reaction from your dog.

As passionate pet owners, we love and value our animals just as much as the human members of our family, and this means that we are just as committed to their health and wellbeing. While we can take steps to keep our pets as safe as possible, inevitably accidents and emergencies do arise, and more often than not they occur when we least expect them. We may not be able to plan for every type of incident, but there is a certain amount of preparation that we can do that will help us remain calm and act correctly and in the best interests of our pet if the unthinkable happens.