Articles Tagged: “prevention”

Heartworm Disease

We wanted to share information about canine heartworm disease. For the health of our patients, we feel a responsibility to inform you about his preventable parasitic disease which can be potentially fatal. Heartworm is contracted when a mosquito feeds on  Continue Reading »

Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health

I was recently listening to one of my favorite podcasts, TED Talks when I came upon the following talk. What veterinarians know that physicians don’t. I found this interesting and inspiring. In my career, quite a few times a client  Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

Seresto collars available at Oasis Animal Hospital

The battle against ticks and fleas has been going on for years. Recently, a new collar was introduced that holds the promise to give pets and clients the peace of mind of having a truly effective collar that prevents and  Continue Reading »

When hours really matter!

As a parent, I know the anxiety that came when my children were young and became sick. When does this illness warrant a visit to the Doctor’s office? What about the ER? As pet “parents” many of you have the  Continue Reading »

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Feline Urinary Tract Disease There are few problems that are more exasperating than living with an indoor kitty that does not always use the litter box. We call this behavior “inappropriate urination” and it can be a sign of a  Continue Reading »

Pyometra

Pyometra Pyometra – This word brings chills to veterinarians. Why? Because it signifies that a common surgery was not performed and a female dog of cat is now in a potentially life-threatening condition. Pyometra is an accumulation of pus in  Continue Reading »

Update on Pet Insurance

Ultimately, many times medical decisions for pets are made based on the cost of treatment. Even when there is an affordable service we can offer, the cost may fall beyond the resources of some clients. We were recently offered a  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 »

Heartworm testing in dogs and cats is required for prescription refill

Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek and Mesa are areas in the Valley with the highest incidence of heartworm infection. The long-term risks for dogs with heartworm disease are very great. But it is nearly 100% preventable. Heartworm testing We generally perform the  Continue Reading »