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Pet Emergencies

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | September 14, 2019

Dr. Kathryn Junkins Sarpong, DVM, DABVP Do you head to the pet ER, call your vet, panic, or just wait it out?    How do you know what constitutes a pet emergency?   I worked several years in an animal ER and saw lots of things that could have waited and saved you some hassle and money,…

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CBD Oil In Pets – Myth, Mystique, and Potential

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | July 27, 2019

by Dr. Kathryn Junkins Sarpong There is a rapidly growing trend of giving pets CBD oil -a component of marijuana or hemp plants.  Owners are giving it to their pets in the hope to reduce anxiety, pain, arthritis, seizures, and many other conditions.  CBD is short for cannabidiol, the nonpsychotropic  component of cannabis sativa (marijuana)…

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Addison’s Disease

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | March 17, 2018

by 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, diarrhea,…

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Allergies in Pets

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | February 8, 2018

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 do allergies look like?…

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ACHY JOINTS IN MY PET? WHAT NOW?

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | November 7, 2017

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” treatment for arthritis. It is an ongoing,…

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The Beaver Story

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | December 13, 2018

Several weeks ago, our Director of Hospital Operations/Practice Manager Trey discovered an injured beaver on the side of the road at White Rock Lake spillway. With the help of some Good Samaritans, Trey was able to get the beaver to the clinic for the evening to get her warmed up (it was one of the…

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Brachycephalic Dogs and Breathing

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | November 15, 2018

Dr. Kathryn Junkins Sarpong Pugs, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pekingese Brachycephalic dogs are breeds that have small flat noses and often lots of wrinkles on their faces. Examples include Pugs, French Bull Dogs, English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, and Pekingese. These dogs have unique breathing issues in their genetic lines.   Many have been bred to…

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Canine Bladder Tumors

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | January 21, 2019

by Dr. Lindsey Shipp There are many different types of bladder masses. However, the most common type of mass is called a Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCCs). TCCs are unfortunately an aggressive type of cancer that is not curable and without therapy causes significant quality of life complications. There are other types of masses that have…

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Canine Urinary Incontinence

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | January 10, 2019

by Dr. Rebecca Donaldson Urinary incontinence is a condition in dogs that causes the involuntary leakage of urine. If you’ve ever noticed your dog leaving behind a wet spot of urine on his or her bed after they get up from sleeping or unconsciously dribbling urine while walking, your dog is likely experiencing urinary incontinence.…

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Caring for your Itchy Pet

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | October 29, 2017

David Deresz, DVM Itchy dogs and cats are some of our most common patient complaints. This is noticed as scratching, licking, or biting. While there are many potential causes of this problem, only a few are responsible for the vast majority of cases. These common triggers can be broken down into 4 main groups; parasites,…

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