Gastrointestinal health

Parvovirus is back

Traditionally, we see an increase in parvovirus every spring and fall (in the Chandler and Gilbert areas). This year (2016) is no exception. In fact, this has been a very busy parvo season so far. We have seen entire litters  Continue Reading »

Giardia – common parasite, common questions

Giardia is a protozoan parasite that can infect both humans and animals. This parasite is mostly seen in puppies and younger animals but can also infect older pets. Giardia is spread through the fecal- oral route. This means that the  Continue Reading »

Tips on weight loss for dogs and cats – some recommended steps

Tips for Pet Weight Loss  There are many reasons a pet may be overweight or obese. It’s important to consult your veterinarian before starting your pet on a weight loss path. We will look for any underlying medical conditions that  Continue Reading »

Parvo Virus…It’s baaaack

In the Southeast Valley, nearly every October and November, we see an increase in the  number of cases of Canine Parvovirus (“parvo”). Canine Parvovirus is an extremely contagious and potentially deadly infection of dogs. While parvo can affect dogs of  Continue Reading »

Diets, Nutrition, and Your Pet

Nutrition plays a critical role in health, both in our pets as well as our own health. In the late 1930’s the first diet was developed to slow the progression of kidney disease in dogs and cats (k/d). From that  Continue Reading »

Probiotics for restoring a healthy GI system

Stress, new home, change in diet, surgery, etc. Many situations can result in a sudden change in the health of a dog’s intestinal tract. But no matter what the initial cause is, loose stools or diarrhea are the common outcome.   Continue Reading »