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  • Allergies – New Treatments

    Allergic dermatitis or atopy is a very common disorder in dogs. The main symptom is scratching and itching. Other symptoms include paw licking and chewing, head shaking, and face rubbing. Occasionally there are respiratory signs as well. There can be secondary infections that can be quite severe. Here are some of the treatments used for this condition. Antihistamines - drugs like benadryl are commonly given by pet owners. Of all of ...

    Posted at August 10, 2017 | By : | Categories : Canine Health | Comments Off on Allergies – New Treatments
  • Leptospirosis

    Leptospirosis in Arizona With the steady increase in the number of dogs diagnosed in Arizona with Leptospirosis, we wanted to give you the most up-to-date information available. Leptospirosis is a flu-like illness caused by bacteria that can affect people and animals, including dogs.  It is spread through contact with infected urine, water or wet soil contaminated with urine. On Wednesday May 31, we confirmed a case of Leptospirosis at Briarcrest Veterinary Care Center.  The owner indicated that she ...

    Posted at June 1, 2017 | By : | Categories : Canine Health | Comments Off on Leptospirosis
  • Specialty Surgery Now Available

    Briarcrest Veterinary Care Center prides itself on offering advanced medicine and surgery such as ultrasound, endoscopy, orthopedics, etc. Go to advanced medicine and advanced surgery to learn more. There are times when we need to refer our patients to a specialist for certain things. Examples of this are complex surgeries and cancer treatments. We now have the ability to have a board certified surgical specialist come to Briarcrest to perform surgeries needing specialized equipment and expertise. Dr. ...

    Posted at May 2, 2017 | By : | Categories : Briarcrest | Comments Off on Specialty Surgery Now Available
  • Dental Discounts Extended!

    Dental discounts have been extended through March!!! February is National Pet Dental Health Month We are offering a 20 percent discount on all professional dental cleanings during the month! Many of our patients take advantage of our annual Health Screen and Wellness programs. These patients often need dental care and we always offer them ...

    Posted at February 21, 2017 | By : | Categories : Dental Health | Comments Off on Dental Discounts Extended!
  • February is Pet Dental Health Month

    February is National Pet Dental Health Month We are offering a 20 percent discount on all professional dental cleanings during the month! Many of our patients take advantage of our annual Health Screen and Wellness programs. These patients often need dental care and we always offer them a 15% discount on their dental cleaning. These owners also save money because ...

    Posted at January 10, 2017 | By : | Categories : Dental Health | Comments Off on February is Pet Dental Health Month
  • Now available ProHeart6

    ProHeart® 6 (moxidectin) is the only injection that provides 6 full months of continuous heartworm protection in a single dose. Just a simple trip to Briarcrest is all you’ll need to give your best friend extended protection from heartworm disease. We’ll even send you a reminder when it’s time for your dog’s next injection. There are many medications out there that treat and prevent various parasites in dogs, including pills, ...

    Posted at September 14, 2016 | By : | Categories : Canine Health | Comments Off on Now available ProHeart6
  • Rodenticide Poisoning

      What Is Rodenticide Poisoning? Rodenticide poisoning occurs when dogs and cats accidentally eat mouse or rat poison. These products contain a wide range of ingredients that differ in potency and effect. In general, most rodent poisons cause one of three effects in animals: Blood clotting problems, resulting in internal hemorrhage (bleeding) Nervous system problems, including seizures and paralysis. Kidney failure Any poison that is intended to kill a ...

    Posted at March 19, 2015 | By : | Categories : Veterinary Care | Comments Off on Rodenticide Poisoning
  • February is Pet Dental Month

    February is National Pet Dental Health Month and we would like to celebrate by offering a 20% discount to all pets who have a professional dental cleaning done at Briarcrest during the months of February and March! Many of our patients take advantage of our annual Health Screen and Wellness programs. These patients often need dental ...

    Posted at January 23, 2015 | By : | Categories : Dental Health | Comments Off on February is Pet Dental Month
  • Employee Profile – Barb Bove

    Barb has been an employee at Briarcrest Veterinary Care Center for 12 years! She is the main receptionist and therefore the person most clients identify with our front desk. Barb arrives at the hospital, usually before anyone else, to prepare for the day. She answers our busy phones throughout her shift, making appointments, answering questions, and checking on our patient's progress. She greets our clients ...

    Posted at November 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : Our Hospital | Comments Off on Employee Profile – Barb Bove
  • Shyla Surgery Pictures

                                                       

    Posted at September 9, 2014 | By : | Categories : Uncategorized | Comments Off on Shyla Surgery Pictures
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