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5 Tips for Low-Stress Veterinary Visits

By |2023-04-12T19:04:15+00:00April 12th, 2023|Cats, Dogs|

One of the most important things you can do for your pet’s quality of life and longevity is to ensure they receive routine veterinary examinations. However, many pets experience significant fear, anxiety, and stress when at the veterinary hospital. If you’ve ever considered putting off your pet’s preventive care when they seem healthy simply to [...]

Sugar-Free = Harm FULL to Pets: Understanding Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs

By |2023-03-22T20:52:15+00:00March 22nd, 2023|Safety|

Xylitol (i.e., birch sugar) is a popular sugar substitute used in many foods and products. While many people have reaped xylitol’s benefits—40% fewer calories than cane sugar—if your dog ingests this natural sugar substitute, they can have a severely toxic reaction. Our Southwest Vet team takes a deep dive into this potentially deadly ingredient. Learn [...]

Pet-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

By |2023-01-28T21:17:35+00:00January 28th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Resolutions are common this time of year, and they are beneficial to setting your own goals for the year ahead. This is also a great time to make positive changes in your pet’s life. Our Southwest Vet team understands your pet’s importance in your life, and we are committed to helping you jump-start your furry [...]

Pet Owner’s Guide to Arthritis in Pets

By |2022-12-13T06:14:46+00:00December 13th, 2022|Senior Pets|

Arthritis is a common health condition that many pets develop as they age, although arthritis can affect pets of all ages. Left untreated, this painful, degenerative joint condition can seriously interfere with your pet’s quality of life, so the sooner you can identify the signs, the sooner you can alleviate your pet’s pain. If your [...]

4 Feline-Friendly Alternatives To Declawing

By |2022-11-06T16:11:36+00:00November 5th, 2022|Cats|

Distressed blue jeans may be fashionable, but you cannot say the same about your couch. If your cat’s scratching habits have shredded your furniture, you may be asking yourself, “Does my cat really need those claws?” The answer—“Absolutely.” Cat owners often surgically declawed their cats to prevent unwanted scratching and clawing, but advancements in the [...]

3 Ways to Help Prevent Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Your Cat

By |2022-10-17T21:22:23+00:00October 17th, 2022|Cats|

Urinary issues seem to plague cats, and once they start, your cat can suffer future flare-ups. One of cats’ most common urinary problems is feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC). A condition that has no known cause, FIC can lead to your cat developing a host of uncomfortable clinical signs. Straining to urinate, blood-tinged urine, vocalizing while [...]

4 Reasons Pet Wellness Screenings Are Important

By |2022-09-25T21:01:01+00:00September 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Regular wellness screenings are one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to improve your pet’s longevity and quality of life. Our Southwest Vet team wants to provide information about what these visits involve, and reasons why they are so important to your pet’s health and wellbeing. #1: Wellness screenings help keep your pet at a [...]

What Pet Owners Should Know About Anesthesia

By |2022-08-19T21:27:23+00:00August 19th, 2022|Safety|

Anesthesia is necessary in some cases to allow veterinarians to perform procedures on pets that otherwise would not be possible. Our Southwest Vet team goes to great lengths to ensure your pet receives care equivalent to human standards when they undergo anesthesia, and we would like to provide information about this subject to set your [...]

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