Recent Distemper Outbreak in Racoons and Dogs

You may have spotted raccoons in your yard or in the street recently acting confused or “friendly”. Most of these raccoons are suffering from a very deadly virus called distemper. The raccoons should not be approached, and you should keep your pets and children away from them. A call to Dallas Animal Control at 311 […]

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Spare Parts Auction

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Big Fix for Big D

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Dr. Sarpong is certified by the ABVP

NASHVILLE, TN — Kathryn J Sarpong DVM, of Dallas, TX has been certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in Canine/ Feline Practice. Dr. Sarpong mastered a rigorous and demanding application process and certification examination in order to obtain Diplomate status. To qualify to sit for the extensive, two-day […]

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Othopedic Surgery

Attending DVM: Dr. Jennifer Lavender Dobie was intentionally hit by a car in August, 2007. He underwent two lengthy orthopedic surgeries to repair both sides of his pelvis. Today he is an active, healthy dog that found his forever home through Animal Allies of Texas.            

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Congential Eyelid Agenesis

Attending DVM: Dr. Jennifer Lavender This kitten was presented to Metro Paws Animal Hospital by Operation Kindness. He had a birth defect that resulted in his eyelids not developing. These kittens cannot blink and their eye remains open even when they are sleeping. This kitten had to have one eye removed because it had become […]

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Uretonephrectomy in a 4 Week-Old Kitten

By Dr. Jennifer Lavender, DVM • Hydronephrosis is caused by increased intrarenal pressure due to ureteral defect (ie. ectopic, stenotic, hypoplastic, torsed, etc.) • Uretronephrectomy is a viable solution when contralateral renal function is adequate. A four week old kitten presented for abdominal distension. The owner had noticed the enlarging abdomen over the last week. […]

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What to do with your new puppy

1. Committment – Involve all family members in the care of your new puppy. Consider assignments for feeding, bathing, walking, etc. Caring for a puppy is huge responsibility and everyone should be involved. Puppies require a lot of attention and love. 2. Equipment – Make sure that your puppy has all the necessary equipment to […]

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Dr. Lavender speaking at the Conscience Crossings Pet Hospice Workshop

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Heartworm Disease

Where do heartworms come from? Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes. When a mosquito feeds on an animal, larval forms of heartworms are injected into the animal. Can my pet catch heartworms from another heartworm positive animal? Not directly. The life cycle of the heartworm parasite requires that it pass through the mosquito for development. The […]

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