Introducing a New Kitten
Treatment & Care

Adopting a new cat can give an animal in need a home and change your life for the better. But if you already have one or more cats at home, introducing a new feline into the dynamic can be tricky. Introductions may be particularly difficult between two cats with different personalities or between an “only […]

Get Healthy With Your Dog
Treatment & Care

Planning to live a healthier lifestyle is one thing, but actually summoning the motivation to do so is a different matter. Many dog owners feel more motivated to get fit and healthy when they do so alongside their dogs. For example, you probably already go on walks with your dog. But walking isn’t the only […]

Fear-Free Care
Treatment & Care

Veterinary visits should not be stressful events for any pet. Fear, anxiety, and stress have significant health consequences for pets, which should be avoided. By working together, we can take the fear out of veterinary care. The following are some of the methods we use to protect your pet’s emotional well-being…

Canine Leptospirosis
1st Pet News

1st Pet Veterinary Centers would like to alert our clients about a situation of concern to dog owners. There has been a recent increase in the number of cases of Canine Leptospirosis in Maricopa County. The following are some frequently asked questions about this situation. Please contact us for additional questions. What Is Canine Leptospirosis? […]

5 Human Foods That Are Harmful for Your Pet
Pet Safety

While most dog owners know that feeding their pets scraps from their plate is not the best choice, many people still feed their dogs “people food” as a treat. Even though most human foods are not necessarily harmful to dogs, there are some seemingly innocent foods that are actually poisonous or can cause immediate injury. […]

Stress Signals: What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Pet Anxiety: 1st Pet Veterinary Centers
Treatment & Care

As a dog owner, you learn to read your pet’s varied emotions. Of course, your favorite emotion is when your pet is happy and engaged with you and your family, but negative emotions like fear and stress are often less visible than excited tail-wagging. Dog owners need to recognize signs of stress in their dogs. […]