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Cobblestone Veterinary Care in Tempe

Tempe Veterinarians
Are you fed up with looking for a trusted, referred Veterinarian amongst the hundreds listed all over the Internet? Does it seem like large affiliations are taking over our veterinary hospitals? Do you long for the comfort, friendly, familiar, family fur doctors?

That's why Az Pet Professionals interviewed small practice veterinarians and hand picked and invited them to join our Network Group. We invited who we thought would be the most down home, dedicated, professional, compassionate, and loving Veterinarians for our pet parents! Their practice is beautiful, warm and friendly. A very low stress practice for pet parents and their pets!

Please meet Doctors, Andrew Marsh and Amy Jundt, Practice owners and Veterinarians at Cobblestone Veterinary Care

Our Staff
To read more about Dr. Marsh, Dr. Jundt and their amazing, two powerhouse staff members, please click here: http://cobblestonevet.com/meet-our-team.html

Cobblestone Veterinary Care is proud to serve the Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, and Mesa areas in AZ for everything pet related.  This veterinary clinic and animal hospital is owned and operated by Dr. Andrew Marsh and Dr. Amy Jundt, a husband and wife team passionate about being your local source for veterinary care and peace of mind.

 "We live near our hospital and choose to remain a single location, owner-operated animal hospital, without national affiliation.  This allows us to be personal and independent with the vision to provide a positive atmosphere for our doctors and team to become a sustainable resource for our clients and pets." Dr. Andrew Marsh

We are so excited to include such amazing doctors and staff in our Network Group! If you live in Tempe or North West Chandler, we encourage you to stop in and meet the doctors and take a tour of their amazing practice. We know you'll be happy that you did! 

Cobblestone Veterinary Care
1721 East Warner Road Suite C3
Tempe, AZ 85284 and parts of Chandler.

Pet Holiday Safety Tips- Enjoying your pets without worry this Holiday Season!

Yappy Holidays, 

Pet Parents!

Professional Photo-Courtesy of Jill Flynn, one of our Professional Photographers and owner of Visual Harmony Photography.
With the holiday season here many of us are busy running around which can in return raise stress levels in our pets! It's a busy time and our pets can sense the stress that we have!

Microchipping your pet can help in their return if they should accidentally escape through an open door or garage!
Call one of our Veterinarians today and schedule an appointment. There's no better time than now!



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Below are some tips you can easily remember this season to help keep your pets stress free, safe and happy!
  • Inform your guests not to feed your pet table scraps.This can be very harmful and sometimes fatal! Keep your pets on their regular diet. Xylitol found in many candy and gum can be fatal to our pets so make sure all goodies are out of reach!
  • Do not allow children to harass your pet as this could lead to trouble. Stress can sometimes make our pets on edge. It's a good idea to keep your pet in a quite room if they are not accustomed to many people or children when having guests over.
  • Keep a regular routine for your pet. This will help to keep most of this month normal for your fur babies.
  • Make sure your pet receives their daily exercise. This will burn energy making them tired and more relaxed. A good dog is a tired dog!
  • Give your pets plenty of One-On-One time! Play time is important!
  • Keep purses off the floor and out of reach! Many of our purses contain medications, sugary gum, mints or candy which are all dangerous for pets.
  • Keep an eye on all ornaments, those on your tree as well as all over the house. Some pets find these irresistible to investigate but they can be dangerous if ingested!
  • Pine needles on the tree can be harmful if ingested. They can puncture the intestines causing great damage! So please vacuum up any that may be on the floor and keep pets from eating away at the branches.
Below is a list of a few popular but dangerous items we see frequently this time of year.

Joe knows these Poinsettias are not real!

Dangerous Holiday Paraphernalia:
  • Plastic six pack beverage holders
  • Electric cords
  • Glass ornaments or small ornaments that can be ingested
  • Ribbons and tinsel.
  • Foil and Rubber bands
  • Pine needles. If your pet ingests a pine needle, there is a danger of internal organs being pierced by the needles. This may require surgical intervention and can be fatal.
This is a great website to keep bookmarked should you want to learn more about dangerous pet poisons around the house during the holidays. http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/pet-owners/seasons/winter-holiday-pet-poison-tips/

On the Yappy Side……

The Holidays can be fun for your pet too! You just need to invest in the time to make sure they aren't forgotten!
Take your dog for some extra walks, make sure he realizes that you haven’t forgotten him during this busy time.
Kitties love Cat Condos and play time too!! Don’t forget, your feline friends need attention and play too, just make sure their toys are safe and please remember, NO RIBBON OR TINSEL! It may look fun to play with but ribbon and tinsel can become twisted in intestines if ingested. This requires surgical intervention which is expensive and sometimes even with surgery the damage is too much and it turns in to a fatal situation.

If you are thinking about giving a pet the gift of a new fur friend, please remember that giving someone the gift of a new pet is a gamble. You may think it's a good idea but your friend may not. A pet might not fit into their lifestyle right now and the situation could lead to the pet being homeless once again. Many pets are returned after the “fuzzy gift” feeling has gone. If you are serious about adopting a pet then this can be the purr-fect time but if you are just doing it because it’s the holidays it may be wise to re-visit the idea after the Holidays.

If you are looking to adopt a new pet this holiday season there are many Shelters in each area of the Valley that have wonderful cats and dogs just waiting for their new homes.
So even though you are be busy this month please take a moment and focus on your pets and their needs as well. You'll be happy you did and so will your pets!

Photo-Courtesy of Jill Flynn, owner of Visual Harmony Photographer and one of our very own members!

1. Go to Furbabies Delectable Delights website to order your pet’s very own Holiday Pup Cake or go to one of the stores listed at their website and pick up several bags of Furbabies Homemade, NaturalTreats next time your out!

2. Remember, we have Pet Sitters, a Luxury Pet Resort for the vacationers, Pet Photographers, All Natural Pet Products, a Fine Art Artist who can paint a beautiful fine art piece of your pets that you will cherish over and over throughout the year, and so much more!

3. Hire one of our Professional Pet Photographer to capture your pet's essence.

4. Give your pet’s Healthy Treats, such as Green Beans, Carrots and Apples.

5. Hire one of our trusted, professional pet sitters or boarding facility to take the worry out of leaving them home while you are away.

6. Take your dog for some extra walks; make sure he realizes that you haven’t forgotten him during this busy time. Better yet! If you can't do it, hire one of our professional pet sitters or our dog walker to have them do it for you!

7. Kitties love Cat Condos and play time too!! Don’t forget, your feline friends need attention and play too, just make sure their toys are safe and please remember, NO RIBBON OR TINSEL! It may look fun to play with but ribbon and tinsel can become twisted in intestines if ingested. This requires surgical intervention which is expensive and sometimes even with surgery, the damage is too much and it turns in to a fatal situation.

Kim's cat playing hide-and-go-seek
So while we are all busy this season please take a moment, take a deep breath, and focus on your pets for a minute too. You'll be glad you did!

Thank you Pet Parents! All of us at Az Pet Professionals Network Group wish you a Yappy and Safe Holiday Season with your loved ones, both fur and human!

Stay tuned! Our two amazing features this month are our Veterinarians!

Sue's Pet Friends-Our Tempe Pet Sitter

Sue’s Pet Friends

Sue Higbee, owner of Sue’s Pet Friends
Business Cell Phone: 480-628-6958

"I have been a professional pet sitter for over 13 years. I wouldn’t trade it for my life for any other profession. The kindness and love I get from animals keeps my life whole. My pet owners love to spoil their kids and I just follow along spoiling them the same. Having wonderful pet owners is the key to success. Communication is very important! That's why we leave notes or send text messages, especially with pictures! This is a great way to keep our clients happy and worry free.

This is Hansel Frederick, my very first client. I have just found out he has cancer. This is the part of my job that is hard. We love them like they were our own. I will be there to hold his paw and his Mom’s hand when the time comes.

We care for special needs animals. Caroline has scoliosis so she needs to be handled with care. We care for a lot of seniors who need medication daily. Including diabetic’s. We can transport your animal to the vet’s office when needed.


Playtime is a must to keep your animals from getting bored although some animals need a little more exercise than others.

Putting in the extra time to keep them happy and content is what is most important.

I have contractors that are caring and compassionate about what they do. I have just hired a new girl that has a lot of experience with animals. Please welcome Meredith to my team. She will help out with visits and overnights.

Dave has been with me for over 10 years still doing visits and overnights.

Jenn is also helping out part time. She’s been with me for about 6 years. I will only have her on my team for a few more months and then she will be getting married.

I will be looking for someone to hire next year in the Ahwatukee/Tempe area so if you know of anyone please send them my way.

We are Bonded and Insured for everyone’s safety.

We care for your animals in Tempe, Ahwatukee and most of Chandler. Chandler, only to Ocotillo and McQueen. We have daily visits and overnights.

We do accept new client’s last minute for your animals most of the time (upon availability and location) without charging extra. You can check out our prices on our website. www.suespetfriends.com.

In the end the gratitude from an animal is priceless!" Your friend and professional pet sitter, Sue.

Sue Higbee, owner of Sue’s Pet Friends
Business Cell Phone: 480-628-6958

National Black Cat Day

National Black Cat Day was November 18th. Why did we miss it?

First, I wanted to think long and hard about this before I posted anything, but then I realized, “What’s to think about?” Black cats are no different than any other colored cat! They are just as curious, cautious, finicky, hilarious, fun-filled creatures as any other cat! The only difference I can see? They’re black. So why is the stigma so high towards black cats and dogs?

Well for starters there are several very erroneous myths about both black colored cats as well as dogs. What a horrible misconstruction these poor souls suffer. Being black coated decreases their chances of adoption enormously. It’s heartbreaking that many good natured, amazing black pets go un-adopted simply because of the color of their hair coat.

Let’s clear up some of these myths.

First… it is NOT bad luck if a black cat crosses your path from right to left or good luck if it passes from left to right. That’s just silly. Reading that out loud, do you feel a bit ridiculous? I do. It’s no different than if a white or orange cat does the same thing.

Secondly, Black dogs are not “The ghosts of wicked souls.” Again, this is just silly. In fact, the Scottish believed that black cats signify prosperity and good luck! Now that notion, I like!

What is true that it’s much harder to photograph a black cat or dog which makes pet adoption more difficult than there lighter colored counterparts. Fortunately Shelters have come up with some very creative ideas to get past this. They find that by placing brightly colored bandanas around black dogs and cats necks and/or dressing them up with creative, colorful sweaters, hats and collars and more, have made them stand out more significantly than without any apparel or colored surroundings.

These efforts have increased black cat and dog adoption massively! But we do still have a problem with convincing many people that black is just black, and an animal in need of a home is still just an animal in need of a home.

So next time you are thinking about adopting a new pet please remember that Black is just black. I myself have a black cat and two black dogs, one is 5 pounds the other is 120 pounds, so there is no “Big Black Dog” Syndrome going on in my home. My big dog’s name is Reagan and he’s one of the kindest souls I’ve had the pleasure of sharing my life with.

As for Miss Charlie, my 5 pound pooch, she’s the funniest, most cuddly pup I’ve ever owned. She loves everyone and everything. Lastly, my black cat Merle… he’s your typical young cat who loves to play, run around the house like a panther, stalking all of his toys and he “Bats” his toys when you throw them up in the air. Dangerous? Bad luck? I don’t think so. Just black. Black is just Black. So please help us spread the news to everyone you know that adopting a new pet, no matter what color they are, the most important thing is that the pet fits their new home. The color doesn’t matter. Thanks pet friends! Onward my Black cat and dog friends!

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  1. Never, ever leave your dog in the car;
  2. Make sure your dog has unlimited access to fresh water;
  3. Make sure your dog has access to shade when outside;
  4. Take walks during the cooler hours of the day;
  5. When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your dog's paws;
  6. If you think it's hot outside, it's even hotter for your pet – make sure your pet has a means of cooling off;
  7. Keep your dog free of external parasites (fleas, ticks) and heartworms – consult your veterinarian about the best product for your pet;
  8. Consider clipping or shaving dogs with long coats, and apply sunscreen to your dog's skin if she or he has a thin coat.


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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