Pet Parasites: Protecting Your Family and Pet from Creepy Crawlies

Internal and external parasites are a constant nuisance and threat to your pets, and in many cases, to you and your family as well. Most parasites are relatively easily picked up and transferred between animals, and many are Zoonotic (meaning they can infect humans as well); thankfully, most are also relatively easy to prevent and [...]

By |2018-12-08T07:44:41+00:00April 20th, 2018|Prevention & Wellness|Comments Off on Pet Parasites: Protecting Your Family and Pet from Creepy Crawlies

The Unseen Enemy

Parasites There are a wide variety of parasites, both internal and external in Yavapai County and Arizona that pose a potential health risk to your pets.  Many people are offended by the suggestion that their pets might have worms or fleas.  They don’t realize that all cats and dogs are very susceptible.  Dogs, especially, get [...]

By |2018-12-07T23:58:53+00:00September 5th, 2017|Prevention & Wellness|Comments Off on The Unseen Enemy

Are cats low maintenance pets?

Cats are often seen as the low maintenance pet. I will say, in some cases this is true. They can require very little from humans. Just the basics: food, water, shelter. This can lead to little or no development of a human/animal bond. However, although cats require very little does not mean that they do [...]

By |2018-12-07T23:58:54+00:00June 5th, 2017|Prevention & Wellness|Comments Off on Are cats low maintenance pets?

Does your pet need an annual exam?

The Value of Your Pet’s Annual Physical Exam At Prescott Animal Hospital, we know that your pet’s health and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to you, as it is to us. Our veterinarians are always evaluating our recommendations for preventative care such as vaccines and the annual check-up. As an AAHA-accredited practice, and Hospital [...]

By |2018-12-07T23:58:54+00:00September 28th, 2016|Prevention & Wellness, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Does your pet need an annual exam?

Irritating Pests by Hoss the Boss

Creepy Crawlies and Other Irritating PestsFleas and ticksI don’t have them, don’t want them and I don’t like them. Fleas and ticks can infest your bed and even get on my human friends.  We can have them all year long - not fun! I never go outside, but I still get the preventative every month [...]

By |2018-12-07T23:58:55+00:00April 15th, 2016|Hoss: View from the Top, Prevention & Wellness|Comments Off on Irritating Pests by Hoss the Boss

Puppy Care Basics: Get Started on the Right Track

Puppy BasicsGetting starting on the right track for the healthcare of your new puppyIf you recently adopted a new puppy into your family, you should have a healthcare plan in place to keep your puppy healthy and happy for the many years to come. Puppies are very adaptable, but can be susceptible to problems, and [...]

By |2018-12-07T23:58:55+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Prevention & Wellness, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Puppy Care Basics: Get Started on the Right Track

When to spay and neuter pets

So, when is the best time to spay and neuter pets? Typically we recommend to spay female dogs or cats when they are 4 - 6 months old, before the first heat cycle. The timing of spay and neuter depends on the pet, breed and health risks. To find out when your pet needs to [...]

By |2018-12-07T23:58:55+00:00January 30th, 2016|Prevention & Wellness|Comments Off on When to spay and neuter pets

Holiday Safety – Keep Your Pet Safe This Season

Happy Holidays PAH Family! We hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! While there is much to celebrate during this time of year, some festivities may include aspects that can put your pets at risk. While there is no reason to skip out on your favorite traditions, simply being aware of potential dangers will [...]

By |2018-12-07T23:58:55+00:00December 2nd, 2015|Prevention & Wellness, Toxins & Safety Tips|Comments Off on Holiday Safety – Keep Your Pet Safe This Season

Why does my pet need an exam?

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure 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 be treated and resolved with less expense, less difficulty and better success. An ounce of [...]

By |2018-12-07T23:58:56+00:00July 29th, 2015|Prevention & Wellness|Comments Off on Why does my pet need an exam?

My dog wears a collar, does he really need a microchip?

Pet Microchips What would you do if your pet went missing? According to HomeAgain, 1 in 3 pets goes missing during its lifetime, and without proper ID, 90% never return home. Even if your pet is wearing a collar and ID tags, the best protection is permanent and cannot fall off such as a collar [...]

By |2018-12-07T23:58:56+00:00July 8th, 2015|Prevention & Wellness|Comments Off on My dog wears a collar, does he really need a microchip?