Author Archive | Gina Parry

Hurricane Harvey Help

If you are interested in financial giving to assist veterinarians help pets and animals displaced or injured by Hurricane Harvey,  Metro Paws Animal Hospital recommends https://www.texvetpets.org/giving/     Our three Metro Paws locations are also accepting donations of bowls, kennels, pet food, toys, flea medication, and blankets to be taken to The Underdog Project DFW, […]

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Hypothyroidism in Dogs – Signs & Treatment, by Dr. Jennifer Lavender

Canine Hypothyroidism Dr. Jennifer Lavender   What is the thyroid? The thyroid is a gland found in the throat/neck of many species, including dogs.  Thyroid function is regulated by the pituitary gland in the brain.  The hormones produced by the thyroid ultimately set the “speed” for the body’s metabolism.  Because metabolic rate and function affects […]

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Inappropriate Urination in Cats, by Dr. Cassandra Gail Knapp

Inappropriate Urination in Cats Dr. Cassandra Gail Knapp   Struggling to figure out why your cat is having issues in the litter box? If there’s one thing cat owners can count on, it’s the consistency of the litter box. We often visit with concerned and frustrated clients who describe their cat as straining to urinate, […]

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Metro Paws Animal Hospital Study published in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA)

Abstract Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association November 1, 2017, Vol. 251, No. 9, Pages 1035-1041 https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.251.9.1035 Evaluation of mortality rate and predictors of outcome in dogs receiving outpatient treatment for parvoviral enteritis Kathryn J. Sarpong DVM; Jennifer M. Lukowski DVM; Cassandra G. Knapp DVM Metro Paws Animal Hospital Oak Cliff, 1021 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208. (Sarpong, Lukowski, Knapp) OBJECTIVE To […]

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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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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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Spleen and Liver Cancer in Pets, by Dr. David Deresz

Spleen and Liver Cancer Dr. David Deresz Unfortunately, just as in humans, cancer is a common disease seen in older patients. Veterinary medicine has progressed immensely in the last 10 to 15 years regarding our ability to diagnose and treat cancer. There are many different types effecting many different body systems. Each has its own […]

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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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Viral Testing for Cats, by Dr. Kathryn Sarpong

What is “Viral Testing” for my Cat? Kathryn Sarpong, DVM DABVP   Your veterinarian may have recommended viral testing for your kitten or cat.   There are many viruses that infect cats, but “viral testing” usually refers to a blood test that looks for feline leukemia virus (FeLV), and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).    These viruses can […]

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