• Jun 04 2016

    A Pembroke Welsh Corgi with upright ears and sweet face

    Ten Facts about Welsh Corgis… the Dog Fit for a Queen

      Corgis are sturdy little dogs with long bodies, short bowed legs and upright ears There are two types of Corgis: the Pembroke Welsh corgi and the Cardigan Welsh corgi….

  • May 21 2016

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    Hot Stuff – Summer Dangers for Your Pet in San Tan Valley

      It almost summertime and the living should be easy but too many pet owners get the “Summertime Blues” because they are unaware of how dangerous our desert heat can…

  • Apr 25 2016

    long haired daschund after receiving antivenin for rattlesnake bite

    SNAKE BITE BONNIE – What to do if a rattlesnake bites your pet!

    Snake Bite Bonnie No matter how careful you are No matter careful you are to insure your pet’s safety, no matter how mindful you are that it’s rattlesnake season, could…

  • Apr 21 2016

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    Top 10 Cat Emergencies

    Cats often become reclusive and hide when they are not feeling well, which makes knowing when they need to be seen by your veterinarian a challenge. They have unique signs…

  • Apr 12 2016

    Brown Dog Tick nymphs under the microscope at Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic. They look like crabs without pincers and have six legs.

    Monsters Within

    MONSTERS WITHIN – – – Pet Parasites in San Tan Valley, Arizona. Any dog or cat in San Tan Valley could easily be harboring Monsters within its body and we…

  • Mar 24 2016


    “Tails” from the Vet Clinic DRIVEN TO DRINK by Rikki Schmidt One day a golden retriever was brought into the clinic by a concerned couple. The beautiful animal, named Sunny,…

  • Mar 24 2016

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    Easter Pet Poisons

    The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. “Unbeknownst to many pet owners,…

  • Feb 18 2016

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    Why Do Your Pet’s Teeth Cost an Arm and a Leg?

    by Rikki Schmidt There’s no getting around the sticker shock. It costs more to clean pets’ teeth than people’s teeth. That’s because there’s a lot more involved. First, the process…

  • Jan 20 2016

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    Importance of wellness exams

    Veterinarians recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them – if you can detect a problem in its early stages, it’s more likely to…

  • Dec 23 2015

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    Your Pets Can Be “Santa Paws” and “Santa Claws”

    Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic is holding their annual Pinal County Holiday Shelter Drive to support Pinal County Animal Care and Control, a caring, compassionate shelter for lost and homeless pets….