ACVH Resources: All
Here's a variety of links we think our clients will find useful.
American Animal Hospital Association
This is a valuable free resource that provides lots of information to pet owners on a variety of topics.
Another great resource with lots of pet information.
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
Your best resource for any poison-related animal emergency.
Home dog training, highly recommended
Desert Dog Obedience
Another excellent dog training organization.
Learn more about the importance of preventive heartworm care.
We proudly sell Royal Canin food in our shop.
VPI Pet Insurance
Ahwatukee Commons Veterinary Hospital accepts VPI Pet Insurance.
We recommend HomeAgain microchipping for your pets.
What’s in your Easter basket? Whether you’re celebrating Easter, Passover or the arrival of daffodils, it’s time to show our pets some extra love by keeping them safe from seasonal hazards. Here are a few tips for a pet-safe spring!
• Beware of Easter lilies —they can be fatal if consumed by our furry friends. We recommend leaving lilies out of Easter baskets destined for homes with cats, or using safer flower varieties as substitutes. Some pretty alternatives include Easter orchids, cacti and daisies, as well as roses and violets.
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals. Heartworms are classified as nematodes (roundworms) and are filarids, one of many species of roundworms. Dogs and cats of any age or breed are susceptible to infection.
Knowing pet CPR can be extremely valuable when an emergency situation arises. Below are instructions on how to perform CPR on a pet. Certainly, hands on pet CPR experience is the most valuable, so we encourage all pet owners to attend a pet CPR demonstration or instructional class.
Before starting chest compressions, be certain that there is no heartbeat. Performing chest compressions while the heart is still beating can cause extreme harm to your pet.
This is an appearance of our very own Dr. Howard on the local FOX News affiliate, December 20, 2012.
Valentine’s Day can be as much fun for pets as it is for humans if dangerous foods, flora and other items are kept out of paws’ reach. Each year the ASPCA poison control experts see a rise in cases around February 14, many involving chocolate and lilies, a flower that’s potentially fatal to cats. So please heed this expert advice—don’t leave the goodies lying around on Lover’s Day.
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Whether you are a new pooch parent, looking for some new tips or just want to make your outdoor excursions more fun, these tips will get you and your pooch eager to get moving!
Winter Holiday Pet Hazards
While you are busy making your festive plans this winter holiday season, please don’t forget to include your pets. The holidays are a time for giving, but there are some things you should not share with your furry friends. Once you know the hazards, a little precaution and prevention will make holidays a happy time for everyone.
‘Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink. Check out the following tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too.