Author Archive: superDoc

F.I.V. or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is still around

Sadly, there some infections for which there is no treatment or cure. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus or F.I.V. is one of them. This is primarily a disease of adult, outdoor cats as it is most commonly spread by a bite wound. Our  Continue Reading »

Resting breathing rate – a method to assess heart function

A pet with heart disease may have an increase in both the breathing rate and or breathing effort. An animal’s breathing pattern may be easily monitored at home. Each breath may be seen as the chest rises with inspiration and  Continue Reading »

Therapeutic Laser works for many different problems – Acral Lick Granuloma

One of the most frustrating conditions we encounter on a regular basis is Acral Lick Granuloma or Acral Lick Dermatitis. Lick Granulomas appearas round, raised lesions, typically on one of the legs. Dogs will continually lick and chew at this  Continue Reading »

Would you like to see where our most recent clients come from?

We are grateful for the growth of our practice. As you can see, our new clients come from all over the East Valley. There are many from Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek and even Maricopa. Chances are that some of  Continue Reading »

Heartworm Disease is HERE

This year has been the worst year on record for Oasis Animal Hospital patients being diagnosed with heartworm disease. One recent case motivated me to notify our clients again of the importance of testing and prevention. Previously thought to be  Continue Reading »

Can you just fill my pet’s prescription?

The the first paragraph could be: Our veterinary clinic’s loyal clients often ask us to fill or refill their pets’ prescriptions. Depending on the circumstances, sometimes the answer is “Yes” and sometimes it is “No”. Here’s why: 1. Have we recently seen  Continue Reading »

Summer Heat is here

Summer officially starts on June 21st this year. But the heat waves common to May and June are already here. There are all-too-common reports of death due to excessive heat. One such report was in the news recently. As this  Continue Reading »

Poisonous Plants in Arizona

Many clients have questions about poisonous plants in the Chandler AZ and Gilbert AZ area. One of our good clients recently asked about bougainvillea plants. I thought I would post a link to a chart of poisonous plants in Arizona. Poisonous  Continue Reading »