Popular Ahwatukee landscaping causes severe, sometimes deadly, poisoning to dogs. The Sago Palm, also known as coontie palms, cardboard palms, cycads or zymias, is a popular choice for Ahwatukee landscapes. If you are a dog owner you are probably well aware of their penchant for chewing and sometimes eating plants. Most of the time, dogs eat grass and other greens to aid in digestion, however, they may on occasion unwittingly ingest a plant with toxic properties. The leaves o
Many dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. And just like people, obesity in pets comes with health risks that include diabetes, arthritis, and cancer. Overfeeding is the leading cause of obesity, says Douglas, who adds that keeping our pets trim can add years to their lives. Because pets need far fewer calories than most of us think -- as little as 185-370 a day for a small, inactive dog; just 240-350 calories daily for a 10-pound cat -- talk to your vet, who ca
Eight million to 10 million pets end up in U.S. shelters every year. Some are lost, some have been abandoned, and some are homeless. Here's an easy way to avoid adding to that number -- spay and neuter your cats and dogs. It's a procedure that can be performed as early as six to eight weeks of age. Spaying and neutering doesn't just cut down on the number of unwanted pets; it has other substantial benefits for your pet. Studies show it also lowers the risk of certain cancers,
A potentially deadly danger to dogs is emerging now that monsoon has returned. The Sonoran Desert toad, also known as the Colorado River toad, is said to kill more dogs annually in the Phoenix area than rattlesnakes. A Fountain Hills woman nearly lost her beloved dog after a run-in with these creatures, which are now emerging from the ground. "I'm so grateful", Lauren Briggs told us as she recalled a terrifying night two weeks ago. "I did not want that dog to die in my arms.