BY CLIFF FAVER, D.V.M. | AUGUST 18, 2010
Valley Fever and our pets
Valley Fever, or San Joaquin Valley Fever, as it was originally called, is a fungal disease found in the lower Sonoran desert. It is spread via spores in the soil and is not contagious between people or animals.
The typical route of infection is the inhalation of aerosolized spores in the dust. The disease can manifest in two separate forms. The first and most common is the respiratory form which usually gives the animal or person flu-like symptoms. Typically coughing, lethargy and intermittent fevers are the signs that our pets show. Keep Reading...
BY SHARI JO SORCHYCH | AUGUST 18, 2010
Dolly has a home in Cave Creek
Because of a story in Sonoran News, Dolly, a lovely four-year-old palomino mare, has found a permanent home with Cave Creek resident Doug Smith.
Originally Doug also offered a foster home to Dolly's thoroughbred friend Bob who is healthy and sound but just a little too much horse at this point for the Grapevine Canyon Ranch clients, where they were discovered by Jerry and Cindy Van Sant. The plan was that Doug would keep him and work with him until a home could be found. Keep Reading...