What You Should Know About Cat Asthma in Chandler, AZ

Feline asthma is a rare but significant and potentially serious condition that affects up to five percent of domestic housecats worldwide. Most cats are diagnosed with feline asthma between the ages of four and five, and cats who live outdoors are much more likely to develop it over those who live indoors. Certain breeds of cats, such as the Himalayan and Siamese cat, have a genetic predisposition to develop feline asthma. What Causes Asthma in Cats? Although most researchers believe feline asthma develops as a result of allergens inhaled by your cat, there is still some debate over what the
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Top 14 Things to Know About Rabies in Dogs

What to Know About Dog Rabies Thanks to French scientist Louis Pasteur, who discovered the first successful vaccine for rabies in the late 1800s, the likelihood of your dog contracting the rabies virus in the United States is low. And since most states (except Minnesota, Kansas and Ohio) require all dogs to be vaccinated for rabies by law, those rates are even lower. However, low doesn’t mean impossible, so here are the most important things to know about rabies in dogs. Read through them and if you still have questions, call the Animal Medical Center of Chandler at (480) 339-0406.
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How to Spot Dog Allergies in Chandler, AZ

Allergies are no fun for you or for your dog. The symptoms that indicate dog allergies are similar to the ones that point to an allergy in humans. Read on to find out more about dog allergies and how to spot them. What Are Dog Allergies? Hypersensitivity or a state of over-reactivity of the immune system to a certain substance is called an allergy. The particular substance that causes it is called an allergen, and when allergens are involved, the immune response can actually be harmful. Proteins from plants, insects, animals, or foods can be allergens. Some allergies (like allergies
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When to See an Emergency Vet in Chandler, AZ

While it can be very obvious when your pet needs immediate medical attention and a trip to the emergency vet is in order, sometimes it can be hard to know when you should drop everything else you are doing and rush your furry baby to the veterinarian. Sometimes people get worried if they notice their pet showing even the slightest unusual or questionable symptoms and are quick to take a trip to the emergency room. This can be a waste of time and money since the emergency room is always more costly than your regular vet visit. In addition, there
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The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet in Chandler, AZ

What is spaying and and what is neutering? A spay is a surgical procedure where a veterinary surgeon removes the reproductive organs of a female dog or cat so that she cannot become pregnant, and a neuter is the surgical removal of a male animal’s testicles so that he cannot impregnate a female. The decision to spay or neuter your dog or cat is an important decision, and unless you intend to breed your pet, there are many reasons why spay and neuter are recommended. Several reasons are listed below. If you have any questions, call the Animal Medical Center
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Reasons Why Dogs Need Teeth Cleaning

Your dog’s dental health may be more important than you think, because dental problems can be a sign of disease, or can be the initial cause of disease. It’s always a good idea to have regular wellness check-ups where your veterinarian will conduct a thorough oral examination, checking teeth, gums, and mouth. If your veterinarian finds that your dog has inflamed gums, gingivitis, and dental tartar and plaque, a teeth cleaning may be recommended. Call the Animal Medical Center of Chandler at (480) 339-0406 to make a dental appointment today. What happens during teeth cleaning? Veterinary dentistry includes the cleaning,
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What Essential Vaccines Are Needed for My Dog and Cat?

It’s important to follow a complete cat or dog vaccination schedule to ensure that your pet stays healthy, and to make sure that they are not in danger of contracting viruses that may be harmful and even deadly. Several essential, or core vaccines are recommended for your pet, and one in particular, rabies, is required under the law in many states. Read about the vaccinations your dog needs, and if you have questions, call Animal Medical Center of Chandler at (480) 339-0406. What is a vaccine? The function of a vaccine is to trigger an immune response to a certain
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We Did It….AGAIN!!!

Dr. Andrea Stickland and Animal Medical Center of Chandler have been chosen as the 2016 East Valley Tribune Best Veterinarian in Chandler for the third year in a row! We are extremely honored and would like to thank all of our amazing clients! Thank you!!!
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