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
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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
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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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Tips for a Safe Memorial Day Trip with your Pet

Are you one of the millions of people who will hit the road over the long Memorial Day weekend? The American Red Cross wants everyone to have a safe trip and has some travel safety steps everyone can follow to help them enjoy their trip. DRIVE SAFELY With more people on the roads, it’s important to drive safely. Be well rested and alert, use your seat belts, observe speed limits and follow the rules of the road. If you plan on drinking alcohol, designate a driver who won’t drink. Other tips for a safe trip include: Give your full attention to
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