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Chagas Disease in Dogs

Chagas disease is believed to infect more than 300,000 people in the United States, and nearly 8 million people across Mexico and Central and South America. But Chagas is not just a human disease; recent research has shown that dogs across the state of Texas are becoming infected with the parasite that causes Chagas. So just what kind of threat does Chagas disease pose to humans and their pets? In this podcast, Dr. Sarah Hamer, an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences at Texas A&M University, discusses Chagas disease.
8 September 2014, 7:00am



The Eel Feels But Does it Make a Good Pet?

It may sound crazy, but a lot of people claim there is a "gentle side" to eels. Some Aquarium workers have even said the snake-like fish are even more like dogs, showing intelligence and memory uncharacteristic for a non-mammal. Still, none of this necessarily means that they make good pets.
18 July 2014, 11:34am


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Animal Specialty Group (ASG) of Scottsdale
is unique - we are the community's premier veterinary surgery center and the only, totally dedicated, purpose-built, surgery specialty hospital for companion animals in Arizona. With an American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) board certified specialist in orthopedics, trauma, general and emergency surgery, we provide extraordinary value for your pet's healthcare.


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ASG is home to Arizona Canine Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Group. The only such practice of it's kind in Arizona, this Group's focus is purely orthopedic! We are the Valley's experts in the management of conditions such as elbow and hip dysplasia, fracture management and cranial cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. We also provide the most extensive menu of technologies and techniques available for your pet including knee, elbow and shoulder arthroscopy, minimally invasive fracture repair, internal/external bone fixation and joint replacement therapies as well as computerized gait analysis, underwater treadmill therapy and 3D musculoskeletal ultrasound. For more information, click on the Services menu above.

At ASG, we represent medical integrity, emphasize economy and efficiency of care, offer unprecedented transparency including real time OR viewing and demonstrate the highest industry standards for veterinary surgical care. Come see for yourself!

There are fewer than 700 board-certified small animal surgery specialists in the United States, according to the ACVS, and less than 2% of ALL Arizona veterinarians are board-certified surgeons. From Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree and Fountain Hills to Prescott, Flagstaff and Sedona, there's only ONE dedicated surgery specialty practice for dogs and cats - Animal Specialty Group of Scottsdale and Arizona Canine Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Group.


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