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New Blog Post: Is Your Pet Prepared for a Disaster? - When Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast in 2005, many residents that found themselves directly in its path refused to evacuate their homes. In many cases, they stayed simply because no emergency facility would accept their pets. Despite the danger, they refused to abandon their beloved pets. But it is estimated that over 600,000 animals were killed or stranded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Pug photo by Matthew Weibe – un...
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New Blog Post: Kids and Pets Day in April! - Peanut butter and jelly, birds and bees – and kids and pets. They are the perfect pair, and they can play important roles in each other’s lives. The North Shore Animal League explains that the responsibility of caring for a pet can improve a child’s self-esteem, social skills, communication skills and empathy. An estimated 4 in 10 children begin their lives with an animal as part of their family unit. Picture by Levi Saunders. Gabriel’s Angels, P...
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New Blog Post: Irish Animals - It is true that there are no snakes in Ireland – but it has more to do with the Ice Age than St. Patrick! Ireland was isolated from Europe by a rising sea level after the Ice Age, and some species of animals didn’t take the “greener” side of the water fence. Today, there are only 26 land mammal species that are considered native to Ireland. Long after the Ice Age, several breeds of dogs and cats were developed in Ireland to serve specific needs. The Irish also...
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New Blog Post: Open your mouth and say, “Woof! Meow! Rawr!” - Encanto Pet Clinic’s veterinarians and staff want to point out the importance of your pet’s teeth by celebrating National Pet Dental Health Month! Remember, bad breath may signify health risks – not only to teeth and gums, but also to digestive and cardiovascular health. Contact our staff to ask about dental hygiene or other preventative treatments. But first, let’s check out some fun facts about animal teeth! An adult dog has 42...
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New Blog Post: We’re nuts about squirrels! - Encanto Pet Clinic veterinarians and staff want to kick off the New Year by celebrating National Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21st! Watching squirrels is probably on your pet’s short list of favorite things to do, and we love them too. Although we rarely see squirrels as clients in our clinic, squirrels and all the wild creatures of Pima County are important to us. You have probably seen “Up,” the delightful 2009 animated film, where spee...
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New Blog Post: Table Foods Your Pet Shouldn’t Eat – and Some that are Healthy!
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New Blog Post: Encanto Pets Say “Thanks”! - Encanto Pet Clinic veterinarians and staff are grateful for so many things – most of all, we are thankful for you! We know your pets are thankful for all the things you do to make their lives better. So we’ll speak for them and say “Thanks” for these things: All pets need a place to call their own. 1.Practicing good “petiquette.” Without you giving me boundaries, I would not know how to wait at the door, know when biting is not cool, or have good ...
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New Blog Post: Loving without Hearing – Deaf Dog Awareness Week
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New Blog Post: 11 Tips for Responsible Dog Ownership - The dog days of summer are over – just in time for Responsible Dog Ownership Days! The American Kennel Club has recognized September as a month dedicated to the good dog owner. According to the American Veterinary Association, a responsible dog owner should consider a few things before becoming a dog owner: CG is so happy his people care enough to give him a microchip. Choose wisely. Make informed choices when it comes to selecting a do...
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