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The Heartbreaking Truth About Grain-Free Diets

While it’s great that pet owners are putting so much thought into their pet’s diets, there’s concern that grain-free pet food with a main ingredient of peas, lentils, potatoes and legumes may not be the healthiest choice for your dog. According to a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report, more dogs eating these […]

Thanks for Muttin

Our National Mutt Day Facebook contest was a great excuse for us to ask to see pictures of all your cute doggies—and it worked! Thank you to everyone (and every dog) who participated. At Animal Care Hospital, we all have a special place in our heart for mutts, partly because they are of course, dogs, […]

Rabies Alert: Two Infected Bats Found in Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is warning residents to steer clear of bats after two were found in the valley recently that tested positive for rabies. Two people are now undergoing post-rabies exposure treatment after handling one of the bats, and a cat may have come into contact with one of the infected […]

Pup-tenting This Summer?

For a lot of people, traveling and camping with their dog is one of the best things about summer. June is National Camping Month and while heading into the outdoors with Fido can be a great time, it’s important to be aware of the dangers and take some precautions. Safe transport. Depending on where your […]

Brushing Up on Your Pet’s Dental Care Can Be Fun for Everyone!

  How important is it to take care of your pet’s dental health? By age three, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have periodontal disease, which can cause mouth pain and make eating difficult. At advanced stages, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause heart, liver and kidney complications. […]

Now Available: Six Months of Heartworm Protection in One Shot

Animal Care Hospital of Phoenix now carries ProHeart 6, a heartworm preventative medication that protects dogs from heartworm for six months with just one shot! You’ll no longer have to remember administering monthly pills, so it’s incredibly convenient and ensures your dog is protected. Plus, the cost is comparable to monthly oral preventatives. You’ll never […]

Three Great New Years Resolutions for Pets

2016 is the year of the healthy pet! A few simple New Year resolutions can significantly improve their quality of life, helping them stay happy and preventing more serious problems further on. As an owner, you are responsible for their wellbeing and Animal Care Hospital of Phoenix is ready to help. Here are three simple […]

Summer Foxtail Danger

The foxtail plant is a hidden danger to pets. Once inhaled, the barbed seeds of these common grass-like plants can travel through your pet’s respiratory system, where they become lodged in place, causing internal damage. Foxtails can also become embedded in the skin, eyes and ears, or enter the digestive tract. The shape of seed […]

Tick Season

Increased outdoor activity during the summer months means your pet is more at-risk for ticks! These pests are found lurking on shrubs and tall grass outdoors, attaching to your pet as they run past, biting them and feeding on their blood. Although quite small, the tick represents one of the most potent dangers to your […]

Summer Heat Awareness

Pets have a difficult time staying cool during the scorching Phoenix summer months. This means they are at increased risk heat stoke. As an owner, it is important you take the necessary precautions to ensure your cat or dog is safe this summer. Always have abundant fresh, clean water readily accessible to your pet. Never […]