Canine Health

  • 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
  • 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
  • Toad Poisoning!!

    Monsoon season brings out desert toads. The Sonoran Desert Toad ( Bufo Alvarius) is poisonous to dogs! Follow this link for information concerning this toad and what to do if your dog encounters one. Toad Poisoning    

    Posted at July 21, 2014 | By : | Categories : Canine Health | Comments Off on Toad Poisoning!!
  • Abnormal Liver Blood Tests

    We encourage all of our clients to have periodic blood tests run on their pets. Most of our clients participate in our healthscreen and wellness plans (see section of website "Wellness Plans" for details") which include important blood tests. Occasionally we see an elevation in a liver test called ALT. The following post explains what an ALT elevation means for your pet.  

    Posted at November 26, 2012 | By : | Categories : Canine Health,Cat,Diagnostics,Dog,Pet Health,Preventative Care,Veterinarian,Veterinary Care | Comments Off on Abnormal Liver Blood Tests