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Monthly Archives: November 2015
  • Laveen Veterinary Center Receives AAHA Accreditation
    Laveen Veterinary Center just received its AAHA Accreditation. Veterinary hospitals are evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence in order to become accredited. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the Read more
  • How to Brush a Dog's Teeth?
    We just wrapped up Dental Month and now that we are all clean, it's time for management. Dental hygiene is very important in preventing dental disease in the future. Watch Read more
  • Can Cats Eat Fruits and Vegetables?
    Can Cats Eat Fruits and Vegetables? Think twice before feeding your cat a healthy snack. While it's a great idea to give them these nutrients, not all fruits and veggies are Read more
  • How to Check Your Dog for Ticks
    How to Check Your Dog for Ticks Ticks are small insect parasites that feed on the blood meals of dogs and other mammals.  The most common tick species found in Phoenix, Read more
  • Cat Diabetes: What to Look For?
    Cat Diabetes: What to Look For? Diabetes mellitus — also known as "sugar" diabetes — is a complex but common disease in which a cat's body either doesn't produce or doesn't Read more
  • How Often Should my Dog's Teeth Be Cleaned?
    How Often Should my Dog's Teeth Be Cleaned? Did you know that having good oral hygiene is an important part of your pet’s overall health too? In fact, pets are just Read more
  • 7 Common Bug Bites on Dogs and Cats
    7 Common Bug Bites on Dogs and Cats Bugs happen. There is no way of getting around that. Prevention is the key. We live in a place where critters will get Read more
  • 8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Adopting a Dog
    8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Adopting a Dog We know, we have all been there where our instincts just say yes but our reality is screaming no. Adopting a dog Read more
  • Tick Fever in Arizona
    Tick Fever, is a worldwide canine blood parasite that in the US is found mostly in Arizona. The disease is transmitted by ticks but should not be confused with the Read more
  • Dogs and Monsoon Season
    Dogs and Monsoon Season It’s everyone’s least favorite time of year here in the Valley - monsoon and haboob season. Summer in Arizona brings extreme heat, humidity, and very loud thunderstorms Read more
  • Are All Dogs Natural Born Swimmers?
    Are All Dogs Natural Born Swimmers? With the heat in the Valley, it's only natural to want to find a way to help your dog cool off. While it may be Read more
  • Don't Walk Your Pets on the Blacktop - it's 167 degrees
    Don't Walk Your Pets on the Blacktop - it's 167 degrees Dr. Ware is taking the "Blacktop Challenge" to spread awareness of the fact that during a 103 degree day, it's Read more
  • Heat Stroke in Phoenix, Arizona
    Heat Stroke in Phoenix, Arizona As summer temperatures soar, especially here in Phoenix, Arizona, we see an increased incidence of heat related injury. One of the deadliest conditions a pet may Read more
  • Can I Give My Pet Over the Counter Medication?
    Can I Give My Pet Over the Counter Medication? Not all medications that humans take are safe for your pets. Remember that when in doubt always call us at Laveen Veterinary Read more
  • Do Dogs Need Sunscreen?
    Do Dogs Need Sunscreen? With these rising temperatures in the Valley, it's likely that you are protecting yourself but what about your furry friend? Did you know that dogs can get Read more
  • At What Temperature Can I Leave my Dog in the Car?
    At What Temperature Can I Leave my Dog in the Car? This is one of those questions that we get all the time at Laveen Veterinary Center. Right now in Arizona, Read more