• Nov 24 2015

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    When Pets Eat Like Pigs on Turkey Day

    With Thanksgiving fast approaching, pet owners should be reminded that festive foods and four legged friends don’t mix. It’s a time for sharing but don’t share the holiday meal with…

  • Sep 23 2015

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    Welcome to “Snake-tember” and “Snake-tober”

    Summer is winding down, fall is approaching and just as the warm days and cooler nights are ideal for people to be out and about, so too are the rattlesnakes…

  • Aug 13 2015


    Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

    It’s monsoon season and it just rained. They let Sassy outside and when she didn’t come when called they found her staggering around in the backyard. Was it -Vestibular syndrome…

  • Jun 18 2015


    Snakes Got You Rattled?

    Did you know that out of the 15 species of rattlesnakes native to the United States 11 can be found in Arizona, more than any other state in the country?…

  • Jun 01 2015

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    Helping Your Hound Get Found

    Several Super Bowl Sundays ago, sometime between kickoff and halftime, a big Rottweiler named Bear made his escape from his fenced-in yard. He climbed on top of his doghouse, which…

  • Apr 23 2015

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    As the (Heart) Worm Turns

    Arizona has lots of good things like sunny days, low humidity, and no pesky daylight savings time. And one bad thing we didn’t have…mosquitoes! But an increasing number of man-made…

  • Mar 20 2015

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    Pills, Plants, Pesticides, and “On Purpose” Poisoning in Pets

    Every year, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control hotline handles over 150,000 cases of pets being poisoned. While many substances can be responsible for these poisonings, the most common is medication….

  • Feb 26 2015

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    Retractable Dog Leash Dangers

    Why are retractable leashes harmful? Do you walk your dog with a retractable leash? Retractable leashes have been popular for a long time. Pet owners like that dogs have more…

  • Feb 26 2015

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    February Case of the Month: Cystotomy Surgery

    Our case of the month for February involves a cystotomy surgery. Dr. Schmidt and the Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic team performed a cystotomy on one of our patients, Shae Pilson….

  • Feb 10 2015


    Responsible Pet Ownership

    What does “Being a responsible pet owner really mean?” Owning a pet is a privilege, but the benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities. That’s right. Owning a pet should…