Chronic Conditions

  • Valley Fever Q&A

    Valley Fever is a disease largely unique to Arizona and the Desert Southwest. Sixty-five percent of all Valley Fever cases occur in Arizona, and 95% of those cases occur in…

  • Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats

    The kidneys play a vital role in your pet’s health, including removing waste from the blood, regulating electrolytes and blood pressure, and making hormones essential to calcium metabolism and red…

  • Kidney Disease in Cats

    The kidneys are complex and hardworking organs. Most of us know that they filter toxins from the blood and remove them from the body via the urine, but they also…

  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) in Dogs

    When the heart can’t deliver enough blood to the body and fluid consequently backs up into a dog’s lungs or abdomen, it’s called congestive heart failure. There are many causes…

  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) in Cats

    When the heart can’t deliver enough blood to the body and fluid consequently backs up into a cat’s lungs, it’s called congestive heart failure. There are many causes of congestive…

  • Understanding Heart Disease

    As cardiovascular disease becomes increasingly common, the American Heart Association and other health organizations are ramping up their efforts to educate and motivate the public about the importance of heart-healthy…

  • Addison’s Disease

    Oversimplified, Addison’s Disease occurs when the adrenal glands don’t release adequate amounts of two hormones that regulate critical body functions. Symptoms of Addison’s Disease are many — increased thirst and…

  • Cushing’s Disease

    Cushing’s Disease, which is common is dogs, is unfortunately very tricky to diagnose and is often discovered through a mix of symptom assessments and blood tests. There are three types…

  • Thyroid Disease in Dogs

    A thyroid level test is a blood test that allows the veterinarian to evaluate the function of the thyroid gland. Blood is drawn from the pet and sent to a…

  • Thyroid Disease in Cats

    Feline hyperthyroidism is a disorder caused by the production of too much thyroid hormone by one of both of the thyroid glands. Diagnosis of feline hyperthyroidism is made by evaluation…