Some dogs, when they receive their vaccinations and booster shots, have a reaction. However, the benefits of having your dog vaccinated generally far outweigh any risks of reaction. Here is more from our Scottsdale vets on the most commonly seen reactions to vaccines in dogs and what to do if you suspect your dog is having a reaction.
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Heartworm disease is condition that can have serious consequences such as lung disease, heart failure, damage to organs or death in pets. This disease is most often found in dogs, cats and ferrets. Our Scottsdale vets will walk you through the importance of prevention.
Ticks are external parasites that are dangerous to both pets and people because they can carry many serious diseases. Here, our Scottsdale vets share how ticks thrive, how to keep them away from your family and pets and what signs to be wary of.
The best way to keep you and your pet safe from intestinal parasites is by bringing them to your vet for a yearly fecal exam. Annual fecal exams allow your Scottsdale vet to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions develop.
Fleas can make your pet uncomfortable and unhappy, which is too bad because they are also the most common external parasite! If they aren't promptly treated, they can also contribute to infections and other serious diseases. Our Scottsdale Ranch Animal Hospital vet team explains signs of fleas and what to do if you find them in your pet.