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  • Animal Medical Center McKinney

Animal medical center kitten & puppy wellness programs

Pets are an extension of our family. Loved and adored, it’s unthinkable that we wouldn’t provide a new addition to that family with the proper care. After adoption of a new pet, it’s important to look after their health by having their medical files up to date. This includes vaccinations, flea treatment, examinations for any current disease, and also a conversation of potentially spaying and neutering. Go home with a healthy addition to your family who will be as happy as the family who adopted them. Contact Stonebridge Animal Hospital in Mckinney TX to learn more about our animal wellness programs as well as Read more
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Helping Brachycephalics Breathe

By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital McKinney, Tx Canasta spent a recent night at the emergency clinic where she was on oxygen because she struggled so mightily to breathe. She transferred to our hospital the next morning, and we placed her on oxygen and managed to take radiographs of her throat and chest, and we also drew blood for testing. A quick examination revealed that her nostrils were virtually closed, making the passage of air very difficult (stenotic nares).       These stenotic nares make it impossible for air passage.               Once Read more
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  • McKinney Veterinarian

McKinney Veterinarian: What an Expert Witness Can Add to Your Defense

When a McKinney veterinarian is facing the loss of their license due to an investigation, they need top-notch legal representation so they can continue to dedicate their career to helping animals. Having an expert witness or a second opinion as part of your defense can be invaluable to the success of your case. An expert witness can help the defense of your veterinarian client by providing testimony that is based on sufficient facts and data and is a product of reliable principles and methods. If you are a veterinarian facing a lawsuit, Dr. Mapes of Stonebridge Animal Hospital can help. He Read more
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Diabetes Mellitus

By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital McKinney, Tx Diabetes mellitus is the condition seen when glucose increases to dangerously high levels in the bloodstream and urine. Type I diabetes mellitus occurs when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin to control glucose levels. This form is seen primarily in older dogs and cats, with sedentary lifestyles and obesity acting as factors in its development. Type II diabetes is seen when insulin is produced by the pancreas but the body’s cells lose the ability to respond to its actions – this is called insulin resistance. While dogs only develop the Read more
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  • Animal Hospital McKinney TX

Animal Hospital McKinney TX: Help Relieve Your Dog’s Itch

If your dog is itching more than normal, then you might think that they have fleas or mites, and you might pay a visit to the animal hospital McKinney TX for flea medication. If the dog’s skin becomes more sensitive, allergies may be the cause, and Stonebridge Animal Hospital can help determine what’s causing the allergies. Some dogs are allergic to pollen or grass, and during allergy season, you could notice your dog itching a lot more than they do during non-allergy season. An oatmeal bath could help until you can see the vet. If your dog is still itching Read more
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Diabetes Insipidus

By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital An increase in an animal’s thirst and frequency of urination is called Polyuria/Polydipsia (PUPD), and we see these symptoms in many diseases. When confronted with a patient exhibiting PUPD, correctly diagnosing a specific illness is often a process of elimination; working to rule out possible causes until the answer becomes apparent. We begin by taking a thorough history of the problem to gain insight into its nature. The next step is to draw blood and obtain a urine sample for testing. In many cases, the answer is found at this step; illness such Read more
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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital Autoimmune diseases arise because the body’s immune system begins to mistakenly recognize cells within that body as foreign, and mounts a reaction to eliminate them as it would a bacteria or virus. The result can be destruction of that tissue and disease symptoms caused by the immune reaction itself. These erroneous reactions can target the skin, salivary glands, organs, and various blood cells. It is the red blood cells that the immune system attacks in the condition called Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA). Anemia occurs when cells of the immune system (lymphocytes) target red Read more
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  • Health Certificate For Pet Travel McKinney TX

Health Certificate for Pet Travel McKinney TX: What to Do Before Trips

If you are planning a trip with your pet, you will need a health certificate for pet travel McKinney TX. Taking your pet with you when you travel can make the experience rewarding for you both. You won’t have any worries about leaving your furry family member behind while you travel, and you won’t have the extra expenses of keeping your pet in a pet care facility. If you have plans to travel within the U.S., the process of taking your pet along is quite easy, as long as you can book a spot at a lodging that is pet-friendly. Read more
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  • Veterinarians McKinney TX

Toxic Toads: When to See the Veterinarians McKinney TX

If your pet has come in contact with a poisonous toad, they likely need attention from veterinarians McKinney TX. Certain toads can be deadly to pets, especially dogs, so call Stonebridge Animal Hospital at (469) 507-2433 and let them know that you are on your way. Some toads can cause your pet to have seizures or vomit uncontrollably. If you notice this happening, grab a water bottle and rinse out your pet’s mouth on your way to the vet. The water helps remove the venom the toad left in your pet’s system. Do not delay in calling veterinarians McKinney TX if you feel your Read more
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  • Vets In McKinney

Think Your Pet Has Allergies? Call Vets in McKinney for Help

If you think your pet has allergies, try simply changing their diet before you call vets in McKinney. Some pets are allergic to certain ingredients found in their food. If you have recently switched their food and you notice a lot of itching, switch back to the food you offered before or a different kind completely. Wait about two weeks to see if that does the trick. If change of diet hasn’t helped, then it’s time to get professional help. Call Stonebridge Animal Hospital at (469) 507-2433. We can determine the exact cause of the incessant itching your pet is experiencing. Read more