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Dog Park Safety, by Katie Curtis

Dog Park Safety Katie Curtis Veterinary Technician Taking your pet to the dog park is a terrific way for your pet to socialize while expending excess energy. Here are a few tips to keep everyone safe while at the dog park! Always check with the dog park to see if they have any requirements and/or […]

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Cushing’s Disease, by Dr. David Deresz

Cushing’s Disease Dr. David Deresz Cushing’s Disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism, is an endocrine disease that is seen in older dogs, usually over seven years of age. The excessive production of the steroid, cortisol, is the driving force of this disease. Clinical signs include excessive thirst, urinary accidents, voracious appetite, pot-belly appearance, and hair thinning […]

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Addison’s Disease, by Dr. David Deresz

Addison’s Disease Dr. David Deresz Addison’s Disease, also known as hypoadrenocorticism, is an endocrine disorder usually seen in younger dogs, typically under 2-3 years of age. The low production of the steroid cortisol, as well as low production of water retaining hormone aldosterone, are the driving forces of this disease. Clinical signs include intermittent vomiting, […]

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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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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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Allergies in Pets, by Dr. Cassandra Gail Knapp

Allergies in Pets Dr. Cassandra Gail Knapp   ALLERGIES IN MY PET – ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Sadly, no. It’s not a mythical thing. Allergies can happen to your pet and in the heart of Texas, they happen a lot. Allergies come in many forms and affect both cats and dogs, purebreds and mutts. What […]

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Diabetes Treatment for Pets, by Dr. Cassandra Gail Knapp

 Diabetes in Pets Dr. Cassandra Gail Knapp   Diabetes is a condition of high blood sugar levels. When discussing blood sugar, we must also discuss insulin because they literally go hand-in-hand. Insulin is a hormone made within the body (specifically, the pancreas) in response to sugar. When an animal eats sugar (glucose), the body must […]

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