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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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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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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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Arthritis in Pets – by Dr. Cassie Knapp

ACHY JOINTS IN MY PET? WHAT NOW? by Dr. Cassie Knapp Also referred to as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease, arthritis just means inflammation of a joint. Any joint can be affected. In most cases, arthritis develops slowly over months to years and worsens over time. Unfortunately, as in people, there is no “silver bullet” […]

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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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