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Dementia in Dogs and Cats

Dementia in Dogs and Cats By Kathryn Sarpong, DVM DABVP The aging brains of cats and dogs can have cognitive impairments that become distressing to those that love them.  Many people notice changes that are subtle and some that are very disruptive as pets live longer with improved nutrition and healthcare. Some animals will stare […]

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Dementia in Senior Pets, by Dr. Sadie Fraleigh

Dementia in Senior Pets: Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) by Dr. Sadie Fraleigh   Does my dog or cat have dementia? Because our pets are living longer, they are at risk to develop diseases associated with advanced age. Symptoms that may appear to pet owners as simple age-related changes in reality could be signs of medical […]

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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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Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet, by Dr. Kathryn Sarpong

Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet Dr. Kathryn Sarpong  The news reminds us that disaster can strike at any point and result in the need to quickly evacuate your family from your home.  Your family includes the furry and feathered members.   The floods in New Orleans taught many lessons including the need to include pets in […]

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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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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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Feline Heart Disease Screening

January, February, and March 2018 dates for Heart Disease Screening for Cats, aged 2 and older, available now! There exists a large population of cats who fall into the category of having aclinical (asymtomatic) heart disease. The cat may sound normal with a stethoscope exam, and may look and act normally, but they may have […]

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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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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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