• 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
  • Why Do Dogs Shed More at the Vet?
    Why Do Dogs Shed More at the Vet? Have you ever noticed how when you take Spot to the vet, the fur starts flying? When dogs get nervous, they tend to Read more
  • Is My Pet Overweight?
    Is My Pet Overweight? Hourglass figures aren’t only for Marilyn Monroe and a goal for women everywhere: Your pet should have an hourglass figure too. Many pet owners don't know where to Read more
  • The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet
    Dr. Ware talks about why Microchipping your pet is so important in keeping you and your furry child together. Remember, that you must register your microchip on the national database and Read more
  • How To Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy
    Dr. Ware explains that indoor cats need special attention. Here are some tips in keep your cat happy. For more information or to book your appointment with Laveen Veterinary Center, Read more
  • 5 Tips to Keep your Pet Safe this Summer
    1. Access to fresh water: Keep a filled water bowl near your dog at all times. While this may be obvious, it is an especially important step. If your dog finishes Read more
  • Be Prepared While Hiking with Your Dog
    This Arizona weather brings us outdoors more often than not. It's important to understand the proper safety when you are out hiking with your dog. Remember, it is always better Read more
  • Allergy Season is Here!
    Allergy season is in full swing!! Watch this video as Dr. Ware explains that allergies are very uncomfortable and can sometimes be serious for your pet. He also provides some Read more
  • How to Trim Your Dog's Nails at Home
    Watch as Dr. Ware explains the steps to trim your dog's nails at home. The process can be simple, but knowing what you will need is very important in making Read more