Author Archive | Gina Parry

Vestibular Disease in Pets, by Dr. Maria Badamo

Vestibular Disease in Pets by Dr. Maria Badamo The vestibular apparatus is the body’s system for determining our orientation to our surroundings. It lets us know when we are upright, upside down, whether we are leaning to one side, or backwards, etc. When there is a disruption of the vestibular system the body has a […]

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Canine Bladder Tumors, by Dr. Lindsey Shipp

Canine Bladder Tumors Dr. Lindsey Shipp There are many different types of bladder masses. However, the most common type of mass is called a Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCCs). TCCs are unfortunately an aggressive type of cancer that is not curable and without therapy causes significant quality of life complications. There are other types of masses […]

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Rat Bait Toxicity, by Dr. Rebecca Donaldson

Rat Bait Toxicity by Dr. Rebecca Donaldson Rat poison (rodenticide) is highly dangerous to our dogs and cats when ingested. There are several kinds of rodenticides and they cause toxicity to our pets in different ways. This article will discuss the types of rodenticides, their effects on the body, possible treatments, and ways to prevent […]

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Car Sickness Prevention, by Dr. Rebecca Donaldson

Car Sickness Prevention by Dr. Rebecca Donaldson There are two common reasons that dogs get sick in the car: true motion sickness, or nausea due to anxiety from the car trip itself (traffic, noise, away from home, etc.) It can be challenging to figure out which reason is causing your dog to vomit in the […]

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Canine Urinary Incontinence, by Dr. Rebecca Donaldson

Canine Urinary Incontinence by Dr. Rebecca Donaldson Urinary incontinence is a condition in dogs that causes the involuntary leakage of urine. If you’ve ever noticed your dog leaving behind a wet spot of urine on his or her bed after they get up from sleeping or unconsciously dribbling urine while walking, your dog is likely […]

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Seizures in Pets, by Dr. Lindsey Shipp

Seizures in Pets by Dr. Lindsey Shipp Seizures are scary and stressful to witness – even for medical professionals! They are one of the most common emergencies seen at a veterinary hospital, and many dogs (and some rare cats) are affected by recurrent seizures. Here is some information to help you navigate seizures in your […]

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The Beaver Story

Several weeks ago, our Director of Hospital Operations/Practice Manager Trey discovered an injured beaver on the side of the road at White Rock Lake spillway. With the help of some Good Samaritans, Trey was able to get the beaver to the clinic for the evening to get her warmed up (it was one of the […]

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Brachycephalic Dogs and Breathing, by Dr. Kathryn Junkins Sarpong

Brachycephalic Dogs and Breathing Pugs, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pekingese Kathryn Junkins Sarpong DVM DABVP (Canine and Feline)  Metro Paws Animal Hospital LLC Brachycephalic dogs are breeds that have small flat noses and often lots of wrinkles on their faces. Examples include Pugs, French Bull Dogs, English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, and Pekingese. These dogs […]

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Heartworm Disease in Cats, by Dr. Maria Badamo

Heartworm Disease in Cats Dr. Maria Badamo   Can Cats Get Heartworm Disease? The Answer is YES! Heartworms are exactly what the name implies, parasitic worms that live in the host (dog or cat) heart. While it is true that dogs are at much higher risk than are cats of getting the typical heartworm infection, […]

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Finding the Right Pet Food, by Dr. Cassie Knapp

Finding the Right Pet Food Dr. Cassie Knapp   Veterinarians are just as confused as pet owners by pet food marketing, and there is a lot of misinformation and mythology on the Internet regarding pet food. In particular, guilt-based or emotion-driven marketing and propaganda should be viewed with skepticism, especially when it is used to […]

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