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Heartworm Disease in Cats

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | November 7, 2018

Dr. Maria Badamo Can Cats Get Heartworm Disease? The Answer is YES! Heartworms are exactly what the name implies, parasitic worms that live in the host (dog or cat) heart. While it is true that dogs are at much higher risk than are cats of getting the typical heartworm infection, feline infection is now known…

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Heartworms – Signs and Treatment

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | February 22, 2018

Dr. Maria Badamo What are heartworms? Heartworms are exactly what the name implies, parasitic worms that live in the dogs heart. They are fairly large worms that can grow up to 14 inches long and can live there for up to 5-7 years. While living in the heart they can cause a tremendous amount of…

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Hypothyroidism in Dogs – Signs & Treatment

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | February 27, 2018

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 all cells –…

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Inappropriate Urination in Cats

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | February 12, 2018

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, urinating in unusual places and/or…

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Metro Paws Animal Hospital Study published in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA)

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | January 26, 2018

  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,…

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Play Bingo with MPAH

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | March 25, 2017

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 Metro Paws Animal Hospital | January 13, 2019

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 ingestion. If you…

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Recent Distemper Outbreak in Racoons and Dogs

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | July 8, 2013

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 Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 8, 2011

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 Metro Paws Animal Hospital | January 6, 2019

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 pet. What is…

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