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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 [printer-friendly version] 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.…

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Spleen and Liver Cancer in Pets

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | March 10, 2018

Dr. David Deresz [printer-friendly version] Unfortunately, just as in humans, cancer is a common disease seen in older patients. Veterinary medicine has progressed immensely in the last 10 to 15 years regarding our ability to diagnose and treat cancer. There are many different types affecting many different body systems. Each has its own prognosis and…

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Tapeworms in Pets – Signs, Symptoms, & Treatment

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | February 2, 2018

Jeffrey Smith, B.S. – Veterinary Technician What are tapeworms? Tapeworms (Dipylidium caninum) are flat intestinal parasites that attach to the inside of dogs and cats intestines and feed off of food passing through. They can grow to half a foot in length or longer. How do I know if my pet has tapeworms? The most…

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Uretonephrectomy in a 4-Week-Old Kitten

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 14, 2011

By Dr. Jennifer Lavender, DVM Hydronephrosis is caused by increased intrarenal pressure due to ureteral defect (ie. ectopic, stenotic, hypoplastic, torsed, etc.). Uretronephrectomy is a viable solution when contralateral renal function is adequate. A four-of-week old kitten presented for abdominal distension. The owner had noticed the enlarging abdomen over the last week. None of this…

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Vestibular Disease in Pets

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | January 27, 2019

by Dr. Maria Badamo [printer-friendly version] The vestibular apparatus is the body’s system for determining our orientation to our surroundings. It lets us know when we are upright, upside down, whether we are leaning to one side, or backwards, etc. When there is a disruption of the vestibular system the body has a difficult time…

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What is “Viral Testing” for my Cat?

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | April 30, 2018

Kathryn Sarpong, DVM DABVP Your veterinarian may have recommended viral testing for your kitten or cat.   There are many viruses that infect cats, but “viral testing” usually refers to a blood test that looks for feline leukemia virus (FeLV), and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).    These viruses can be deadly and are contagious from contact with…

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What To Do with Your New Puppy

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 14, 2011

Commitment – Involve all family members in the care of your new puppy. Consider assignments for feeding, bathing, walking, etc. Caring for a puppy is huge responsibility and everyone should be involved. Puppies require a lot of attention and love. Equipment – Make sure that your puppy has all the necessary equipment to be safe…

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What is Separation Anxiety in Dogs?

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 8, 2011

By Dr. Kathryn Sarpong, DVM Some dogs with too much unused energy and a highly developed bond to their families can develop destructive tendencies or excessive barking when left alone.  This can include destroying items in the house, scratching at doors or windows, destroying blinds, barking continuously, or having accidents in the house.   Certain breeds…

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