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. A reduced urge to roam Spaying and neutering decrease the
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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. What happens during teeth cleaning? Veterinary dentistry includes the cleaning, adjustment, scaling, extraction, or repair of your pets’ teeth and other aspects of oral health care.
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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.  What is a vaccine? The function of a vaccine is to trigger an immune response to a certain virus that can help protect your pet from future infections and diseases. A vaccine triggers the body’s immune response to produce
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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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Feeding Your Older Cat

Cats: They’re notoriously mysterious. They hide their illnesses well, often rule the home, and only want affection when they’re in the mood for it. Some cat breeds have average lifespans of nearly 20 years, while others might only live for 10. Most cats will begin to show visible age-related changes between 7 and 12 years of age. There are metabolic, immunologic, and body composition changes, too. While some age-related changes are unavoidable, some can be managed with diet. It’s beneficial to start your cat on a senior diet at about 7 years old. Why? Foods specifically designed for senior cats
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Pet Food Drive

Benefiting: Animals in Disaster – Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry 501c Help us reach our goal of providing 1,000 pounds of food to pets in need! Who: Animal Medical Center of Chandler is a family owned, two doctor practice, located in southern Chandler. The Animals in Disaster, Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry’s mission is to build community and provide emergency disaster services, pet food pantries, education and healthcare services in Arizona. What: We are collecting dry and canned dog and cat food, quart or gallon zip lock bags, leashes, collars or harnesses, grooming products, litter pans, litter, crates and blankets.
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