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Car Sickness Prevention

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | January 13, 2019

by Dr. Rebecca Donaldson There are two common reasons that dogs get sick in the car: true motion sickness, or nausea due to anxiety from the car trip itself (traffic, noise, away from home, etc.) It can be challenging to figure out which reason is causing your dog to vomit in the car. Does he…

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Cat Hyperthyroidism

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 6, 2018

by Dr. Kathryn Sarpong Your cat is losing weight, being hyperactive, no longer sleeping, and may be hungry all the time. What is going on?  Your cat may have something very treatable that can be found on a blood test. Your veterinarian will likely want to check your cat’s thyroid levels.  The thyroid is a…

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Choosing the Best Family Pet

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 8, 2011

By Dr. Kathryn Sarpong, DVM Selecting a new pet is an important decision since bringing an animal into your home means providing shelter, food, care, and love. Most cats and dogs have a lifespan of 12-20 years and it is a large commitment to adopt one into your home! Many families with small yards, or…

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Cold Weather Hazards

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 8, 2011

By Dr. Kathryn Sarpong, DVM, DACVP Each season brings special hazards and concerns for family pets.  Even in Texas, winter’s biggest threat is the low temperatures.  Make certain to provide shelter to your pets from the cold and rainy weather.  Some breeds of dogs tolerate the cold weather better than others.  Generally, dogs with thick…

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Congenital Eyelid Agenesis

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 14, 2011

Attending DVM: Dr. Jennifer Lavender This kitten was presented to Metro Paws Animal Hospital by Operation Kindness. He had a birth defect that resulted in his eyelids not developing. These kittens cannot blink and their eye remains open even when they are sleeping. This kitten had to have one eye removed because it had become…

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Chocolate and Pets Don’t Mix

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 8, 2011

By Dr. Kathryn Sarpong, DVM Chocolate is toxic to cats and dogs. As little as an ounce of chocolate per 10 pounds of body weight can be potentially fatal depending on the type of chocolate. Dark chocolates and baking chocolates are more toxic than milk or white chocolate. Symptoms of chocolate toxicity range from mild…

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Cushing’s Disease

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | March 17, 2018

Dr. David Deresz Cushing’s Disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism, is an endocrine disease that is seen in older dogs, usually over seven years of age. The excessive production of the steroid, cortisol, is the driving force of this disease. Clinical signs include excessive thirst, urinary accidents, voracious appetite, pot-belly appearance, and hair thinning or other…

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Dementia in Dogs and Cats

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | November 5, 2017

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 blankly at walls or floors…

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Dementia in Senior Pets: Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS)

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 6, 2018

by Dr. Sadie Fraleigh Does my dog or cat have dementia? Because our pets are living longer, they are at risk to develop diseases associated with advanced age. Symptoms that may appear to pet owners as simple age-related changes in reality could be signs of medical issues, behavioral issues, or dementia. What is Dementia? In…

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Diabetes Treatment for Pets

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | January 28, 2018

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 release insulin to bind…

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