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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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CBD Oil In Pets – Myth, Mystique, and Potential

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | July 27, 2019

by Dr. Kathryn Junkins Sarpong [printer-friendly version] 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…

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Addison’s Disease

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | March 17, 2018

by Dr. David Deresz [printer-friendly version] 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…

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Allergies in Pets

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | February 8, 2018

Dr. Cassandra Gail Knapp [printer-friendly version] 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…

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Achy Joints in My Pet Now What?

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | November 7, 2017

by Dr. Cassie Knapp [printer-friendly version] 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…

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