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Separation Anxiety in Pets

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 14, 2020

You will eventually get to leave your house. Your pet may not get it — but we do. Learn how to make the transition easier for your pet. You may be headed back to your office soon. Your pet, who has become your loyal and dedicated coworker, has thoroughly enjoyed the stay-at-home companionship. They may…

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Add a New Pet to Your Family?

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | April 28, 2020

Now that your new pet has found their forever home, they are likely doing some things you’d expect. And maybe some things you wouldn’t. What’s normal? What’s not? Is it normal that… My dog has a little cough? My cat’s eyes are watery? My pet scoots its bottom on the rug? My dog eats poop?…

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Who loves your pet besides you? Us!

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | April 13, 2020

Metro Paws Animal Hospital is committed to a lifetime of wellbeing for your pet. Even in times of uncertainty, we remain your most trusted source of veterinary information. This is why we encourage you to contact us first with any questions or concerns you may have about your pet’s health. Big or small. Complex or…

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The Story of Leif Erikkson, the Cat

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | April 12, 2020

Leif is a handsome 2 yr-old tabby and former leader of the local cat colony that terrorizes Metro Paws Animal Hospital in Oak Cliff. He started out very shy but soon realized we were a steady and reliable source of food. As the colony got more and more comfortable with the Metro Paws staff, they…

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When it is Time to Say a Final Goodbye to Your Pet?

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | April 12, 2020

By Kathryn Sarpong, DVM, DABVP, Metro Paws Animal Hospital [printer-friendly version] Considering letting go of our fur babies because of suffering, end of life issues or other reasons can be heart wrenching and so difficult.   How do you make this choice?    What is euthanasia? As veterinarians, we see this issue regularly.  It is painful and…

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Novel Corona Virus Covid-19 and Your Pets

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | April 7, 2020

Dr. Kathryn Junkins Sarpong, DVM, DABVP [printer-friendly version] Many rumors and questions exist about the new coronavirus (COVID-19), and some of those concerns extend to our furry family members.   You may be wondering: Can you give this virus to your pet?  Can you get it from your pet?  Can your pet be a carrier?  The…

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Your Pet as Your New Coworker

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | April 2, 2020

These days, you’re home. A lot. It is time to replace your office coffee break with a new one—a fun break with your pet! Your pet has realized their world is different. You are now home a lot. Your dog has mastered the stop, drop and roll belly rub. Your cat has taken over your…

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Dr. Lavender Supporting ViDAS

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | November 8, 2019

Dr. Lavender has a yearly mission trips in her role as President of the Spay Neuter Network. The team travels the world providing spay-neuter services (and veterinary training) to underprivileged and overwhelmed areas such as Philippines, and most recently, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico, post-Hurricane Maria, has seen a rise in displaced animals. With Dr. Lavender,…

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K-Laser Therapy Now Offered at Metro Paws – Oak Cliff!

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | October 14, 2019

[printer-friendly version] K-LASER therapy does not treat conditions; rather it stimulates the body’s inherent healing mechanisms via a process called photobiomodulation. Through a combination of different wavelengths, power and frequency of laser light K-LASER is able to achieve improved healing times, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy has been utilized in human…

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Pet Emergencies

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | September 14, 2019

Dr. Kathryn Junkins Sarpong, DVM, DABVP [printer-friendly version] 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…

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