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MORE ON ARIZONA SNAKES

Okay, most of us live in Arizona because the weather is almost perfect, the sun is almost always shining, the golf courses are luscious, there are multiple and beautiful wide open spaces and endless hiking trails!


Surprisingly enough these are also places where some “not so delightful” inhabitants hang out in our state!We offer desirable landscaping to some of the most dangerous desert critters. The rattlesnake is amongst those critters. Below are some tips on how to keep yourself safe while out in our wildly beautiful, but sometimes dangerous, desert. First of all, If you hike: · Tap ahead of you with a walking stick before entering an area where you can't see your feet. Snakes will try to avoid you if given enough warning.
· When hiking in an area known to have snakes, wear long pants and boots if possible
· Consider purchasing a snake kit
Avoid rock piles or tall green grass/bushes where snakes like to rest.
About 150 people in Arizona are bitten every year. Some of Arizona’s rattl…

EAST VALLEY VETERINARIAN OF THE WEEK!

Introducing Dr. Marc Schmidt Owner of Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic



Previously, owner and medical director of Apache Junction Animal Hospital, Dr. Schmidt has been the vet to East Valley pets for over 25 years.
He received both his Bachelor of Science Degree and his DVM degree from The Ohio State University, graduating in1978. He then interned at Cornell University. Dr. Schmidt joined a veterinary practice in California in 1979 before coming to Arizona in 1980. I've personally known and worked for Dr. Marc Schmidt for 7 years. In 2005 I assisted him in opening Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic. I worked full time for him for 3 years and am currently working there two days a week.
Dr. Schmidt supports the Az Pet Professionals and just recently was our Guest Speaker at our monthly meeting where the members were able to ask him questions in regards to vaccines, viruses, common pet problems and much more. He shared his expertise openly for us so that we can continue to promote responsible pet o…

VISUAL HARMONY PHOTOGRAPHY- OUR FEATURED PAWFESSIONAL!

Jill Flynn, owner of Visual Harmony Photography, provides contemporary and fine art on location pet photo sessions in the Phoenix Metro area.




All photo sessions are done in the client’s home or an agreed upon place. She has a unique and intimate style of photographing pets that sets her apart from other pet photographers. Her imagery has been used by the pet care industry and veterinary hospitals, appeared in magazines, on book covers, greeting cards, fine art publications and private galleries. Jill also works closely with animal welfare organizations and volunteers her services by photographing shelter and rescue animals.

Many of these animals can be seen in the Pet Portrait Portfolio on her website and on her Blog. “My philosophy is to create a safe and stress free environment and photograph your pets being themselves, whether it be sitting on the couch, bed, their favorite blanket, looking out the window, enjoying nature, against a simple background or bonding with you.



Animals fee…

NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION MONTH

National Poison Prevention Month!  SHARED BY FROM THE ASPCA WEBSITE 3 NUMBERS TO KEEP HANDY ASPCA Poison Control Center (888) 426-4435 ($65 Consultation Fee) Pet Poison Helpline 1-800-213-6680 ($35 Consultation Fee) Nationwide Standard Human Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222 (FREE) All 3 numbers are available 24/7 year round.
More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 61 Poison Control Centers (PCCs) across the country. More than 90 percent of these poisonings occur in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old. And, poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults. Below are the 10 most common pet toxins of 2010 as outlined by the ASPCA and PetPoisonHelpLine.com
1.      Human Medications are once again at the top of the list of pet toxins for 2010. Almost 25 percent of ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (AAPC) calls concerned human medications accidentally ingested by pets. The most common culprits include ov…

FEATURED PET EXPERT- H & H PET SERVICES, LLC

H & H Pet Services LLC
provides quality pet care at affordable prices. 
The “Dog House” is a friendly home environment for pets to stay while their owners are away.  Dogs and cats stay in their own room inside an actual home – not a kennel.  They feel at home in familiar structure! There is also plenty of acreage with grass for dogs to run and play.  They love this!
We are Located in San Tan Valley/Queen Creek off of Ironwood Road which is just 1 mile North of Ocotillo Road, or 8 miles South of the US 60.  FEES:
Starting at a low $25 a night for dogs.  Did you hear that right? Yes! You did! Just $25 a night! Feel free to contact Heather at 602-524-3565 if you would like to set up an appointment to visit the Dog House. PROFESSIONAL PET SITTING
We also offer Professional Pet Sitting at your home too! 
We are able to come 1 to 2 visits per day to care for your pets and check on your property – including bringing in mail, papers, watering plants, etc.  We will personalize to your wants! SERV…

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