Parasites: Heartworms!

Heartworms are probably the most well-known of canine parasites among dog owners, maybe second only to tapeworms.  Cat owners should probably also be aware of them, as well, since heartworm infections are less common in cats but often more deadly. Adult heartworms can be up to a foot in length, though the male worms are […]

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Parasites: There are worms in my dog's water dish!

If you see worms in your pet’s water dish, I have some good news: they are parasites, but they probably aren’t coming from your pet. Well, unless your pet is a tarantula or hissing cockroach, in which case it very possibly did come from your pet. Many years ago I got a call from a […]

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Rope Bones are a Dangerous Toy for Dogs

One of the most difficult types of cases we see in our day to day practice is the foreign body. Young dogs are particularly susceptible, but dogs of any age can ingest something they shouldn’t and cause a potentially fatal health crisis. Over the many years we have been in practice, we have seen a […]

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Appointments on Saturdays and Sundays

We see both emergency and non-emergency appointments on Saturday and Sunday, release pets from boarding, and are available to fill prescriptions for your convenience.   We see appointments and emergencies on weekends because we know it can be difficult or impossible to take off work during the week for routine care, and because emergencies don’t […]

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A Peek Behind the Scenes: Anesthetics

Anesthetic protocols have changed a lot over the years. Twenty years ago, the standard of care in veterinary medicine for surgical sedation was ketamine and telazol, depending on the species. Over the last decade and a half, we have moved to a more advanced set of anesthetic protocols. For non-surgical levels of sedation we typically […]

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I Lost my Dog in Fort Worth, What Should I Do?

First and most importantly, your dog should have a microchip.  If a dog is lost and has a microchip and if a good Samaritan takes him to a veterinary clinic or if the dog gets picked up by Fort Worth Animal Care and Control, they will be able to contact you through your registration information. […]

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Pets, like people, need regular checkups

TBO.com Pets, just like humans, have medical needs that need to be met in order to lead a healthy and happy life. Owners should be aware of the treatments and preventative and palliative medications available to their pets. This article outlines five medical needs that should be a top priority for owners.

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Coyote Attacks in North Fort Worth

Star-Telegram A rash of coyote attacks in North Fort Worth are likely a result of just one or two individual coyotes that have lost their fear of humans, according to officials. The change in the coyotes’ natural behavior is likely result of either intended or unintended feeding of the coyotes with human or pet food.

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A retirement home for pets?

MySanAntonio.com Many of us wonder what would happen to our pets if we were to die. A facility in College Station provides homes for cats, dogs, a llama, and, soon, large birds whose owners have shuffled off the mortal coil. Funding is provided by bequests or endowments from pet owners who wish to send their […]

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