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Business Telephone: 480-314-1232
If your pets need weekly care while you are at work or when you are on vacation we are always here for you.
We like to think we are more than just your average pet sitting company because our staff is experienced in pet and client care. We individualize pet and home care for each of our clients! There are no "Cookie Cutter" Pet Sits!
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Monday, July 14, 2014
Welcome Animal Medical Center of Chandler!
Introducing your South Chandler Veterinarians!
We are so excited to announce that Animal Medical Center of Chandler is now a proud member of Az Pet Professionals! Several of us have known Dr. Stickland and Dr. Duregger for some time already and feel assured we are placing you into the most loving, caring of professionals.
Please take a minute to click on their link to see pictures of Dr. Stickland's brand new, beautiful Practice located on the NW Corner of Chandler Heights and Arizona Avenue.
Don't forget to "Like" their Facebook Page!
Friday, July 11, 2014
Welcome Arizona Veterinarians!
We are so excited to be adding this very important, professional service to our Network Group!
All over the Valley people have so many choices for veterinarian professionals. But which one do you see? Why have they all become big city corporations? Let us ask you a couple of questions and you can decide on your own.
If you currently go to a corporate/or corporate feeling veterinary office:
Do they work on commission?
Do they seem to sell, sell, sell their services?
Do you feel "ripped off?"
Do you feel like just another number who walked through the door?
Are they spending quality time with you and your pets?
Do you long for a more personal touch?
If you answered "YES" to any of the questions above, chances are you belong at a more personal veterinary practice. The ones who make you feel more at home, know your names when you walk through the door, are professional, efficient but without making you feel they are "Selling."
We strive to give notice to Arizona's small business owners. That is why we are welcoming valley veterinarians who own their own practices. This is not an easy task. From start to finish they put their hearts, hands, sweat and tears into every aspect of building their practices. Let's show them our dedication. After all, it's us their doing this for right? They could easily "Sell out" but don't. Now that shows genuine commitment to pet owners!
So who is going to give you personal, compassionate, high quality medical care and above all, dedication, loyalty and commitment to you and your pet families needs? Well, we are busy finding them for you. The Veterinarians who are joining our groups have been known by us for years and we trust and respect them as business owners and pet lovers.
For years now we have named several Valley Veterinarians on our website. Mostly because we use them ourselves or we've heard great things about them from one another. But it's finally time to honor those committed, small business Veterinarians as actual group members! Their outstanding services should be more than just a name on our page. They've proved over and over to be the best and we are honored to shower them with appreciation and acknowledgement! You will see our referred Veterinarians' page grow and grow because we want you to know where to take your pets for trusted and committed care. We care about you and your pets and only want the best for all of you. So stay tuned.............. we'll be sharing our first official Veterinary Clinic in just a couple of days!
Thanks pet friends!
Monday, July 7, 2014
THE MONSOONS. TIPS FOR PETS WHO ARE AFRAID OF STORMS
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The Monsoons are here once again!
Is your Dog or Cat afraid of the Monsoon Noises? Many pets are. In fact some pets are so afraid that they need help from their veterinarian by taking a prescription sedative! Whatever you do, do not ever give your pet anything without seeing your veterinarian first! If your pet is so afraid and you've tried everything, then you may want to schedule an appointment to see if your vet can help.
Here are some Az Pet Experts Tips for the upcoming Storm Season.
If your pet/s is afraid, try these simple solutions.
- Desensitize or counter conditioning: you can do this by creating loud noises and making sure your pet gets a treat during these times assuring him that Loud is OK. You can buy a tape of Thunderstorms and play them periodically during the week. Start off with a low volume and eventually work your way up. This will help to condition your pet to respond in a Non-Fearful
- way to noises that once scared him.
- Play Time” playing your pet’s favorite INDOOR game at the onset of the storm will help him prepare for the worst. Hopefully he will be able to associate that during a storm is when it is time to have fun inside! Give lots of Positive Reinforcement during this time inside.
- Calming tricks: while you go about your business with the thunder and lightning booming outside, maybe even singing and whistling, will convey to your pet that you don’t think it is a big deal.
- Create a “Safe Place” for him to go to. This can be a quite bathroom or bedroom, preferably the one farthest from windows and the quietest. A good rule of thumb to pick your pets “Safe Place” is to watch where your pet goes when he is frightened. Just because you think the bathroom is the “Safe Place”, doesn’t necessarily mean your pet does. If your pet hides under the bed like mine does, then make sure that your pet has access to that room. If you pet hides in blankets, or clothes on the floor, let him. Place a food and water bowl to assure him that he has
- picked a safe and happy place to go when he is afraid. Make sure you do not confine your pet, let them come and go. Some pets need to be able to stay active when they are fearful. Hiding doesn’t always work for all cats and dogs.
- Crate Training. Some dogs do better if they are in their safe and sound Crate. Remember, dogs are Den Dwelling Animals; this is a good place to them.
- Turn on a Radio, Tv or Fan to help drown out the noise.
Most of all, Reassure your pet that you will be inside with them throughout the storm. Make yourself visible. If your pet needs you to hold him, then hold him. You can still implement or try any of the above examples. Even puppies and kittens that start out not afraid can develop the fearfulness at an older age, so make sure to always notice how your pet is acting throughout storm season.
For even more…. Check out the Thunder Shirt! Just go to www.thundershirt.com
The Thunder shirt uses gentle, constant pressure to calm your dog, effectively aiding anxiety, fearfulness, barking and more.
Today there are even additional items to help calm a fearful pet, like the soft Happy Hoodie that goes around their head and ears.
Az Pet Professionals were given permission to use the following pictures by Happy Hoodies/Zoni Pets LLC.
Wishing you luck through the entire Monsoon Season!
Monday, June 30, 2014
FOURTH OF JULY SAFETY TIP
For people that is…….
Most pets do not like the Fourth of July. This includes cats too!
Loud noises can frighten your pets. It is safer and less stressful for your pet if you leave him at home rather than taking him to a Fireworks Display.
Below are tips to help you keep your pet safe for your Fourth of July Celebration!
1. Keep your pets away from Sparklers, BBQ’s and Citronella Candles. If you can’t supervise your pet at all times, keep him indoors where he will be safe. Secure him in a quite, pet proofed room with a TV playing or soft music to alleviate the noises from outside.
2.Do not apply any sunscreens or sprays to your pet that are not made specifically for him. If your yard has excessive insects that are bothering your pet, ask your local Veterinarian for a recommendation on pet safe insect repellents such as Front Line Plus and K9 Advantage.
3.Keep your pet Hydrated. Make sure to fill his bowl if he is going to be outside with you.
4.Do not place party favors, glow ropes or other festive party favorites on your pet. If digested they can cause severe health problems and even death!
5.Do not include your pet in Large Celebrations outside of your yard. Noise, Fireworks, alcohol and unsupervised ingestion of foods can be harmful to your pet.
6.Do not ever bring them with you and leave them in the car!!
7.Make sure your pet has an ID Tag on his collar with CURRENT INFORMATION!
8.If your pet’s must stay in the backyard, please make sure they cannot dig under the fence or jump over a fence. Best solution…keep them indoors!
9.Never chain your pet outside, if spooked, he could strangle himself.
10.Lastly, be patient! Be prepared for the Celebration by pet proofing your yard and your home.
The Fourth of July is one of the year’s biggest days that animals get lost.
If you have taken every step to help your pet through this Celebrated Day and he is still a basket of nerves, you may need to consult with your Veterinarian for alternatives such as mild tranquilizers to keep your pet quite.
With that said,
Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July!
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PET FOOD RECALL LIST!
PET EXPERT TIP OF THE DAY
- Never, ever leave your dog in the car;
- Make sure your dog has unlimited access to fresh water;
- Make sure your dog has access to shade when outside;
- Take walks during the cooler hours of the day;
- When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your dog's paws;
- If you think it's hot outside, it's even hotter for your pet – make sure your pet has a means of cooling off;
- Keep your dog free of external parasites (fleas, ticks) and heartworms – consult your veterinarian about the best product for your pet;
- Consider clipping or shaving dogs with long coats, and apply sunscreen to your dog's skin if she or he has a thin coat.
PET EXPERT TIP OF THE DAY!
Household pet tip for dogs from Blue Ribbon K9 Academy:
Train your dog to use a pet door by putting a dab of butter on the bottom edge of the flap. Have another person hold the dog on the side with the butter and you stand on the other side with treats. Your dog will lick the bottom of the flap, pushing it open while you encourage it through and offering treats. Happy Training!
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