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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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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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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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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Rat Bait Toxicity, by Dr. Rebecca Donaldson

Rat Bait Toxicity by Dr. Rebecca Donaldson Rat poison (rodenticide) is highly dangerous to our dogs and cats when ingested. There are several kinds of rodenticides and they cause toxicity to our pets in different ways. This article will discuss the types of rodenticides, their effects on the body, possible treatments, and ways to prevent […]

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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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Recognizing illness in your family pet

By Kathryn Sarpong, DVM Discovering your pet is ill early and getting appropriate treatment can lead to a better outcome and longer life.  But how do you know your pet is ill versus just having an off day?  Pets are individuals and what seems serious in one animal may be normal for another.  No one […]

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Seizures in Pets, by Dr. Lindsey Shipp

Seizures in Pets by Dr. Lindsey Shipp Seizures are scary and stressful to witness – even for medical professionals! They are one of the most common emergencies seen at a veterinary hospital, and many dogs (and some rare cats) are affected by recurrent seizures. Here is some information to help you navigate seizures in your […]

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