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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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Puppy Available for Adoption!

This gorgeous guy is available for adoption! Up to date on shots, flea-free, and sweet as he can be! A Good Samaritan brought him in, and all he needs now is a loving home! He’s likely a Shar-pei mix, and about 4 months old. Please contact Dr. Knapp for more information, and to adopt this […]

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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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Play Bingo with MPAH

Starting this March play Bingo with us to win prizes. Simply print the bingo card by clicking “play now” below and start crossing off squares. Completing six squares will get you a $20 gift certificate. Go for the blackout and get a free annual visit, a value of $98! Bring your completed card and screen […]

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