Category : Animal Care McKinney TX

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  • dog itching treatments

Dog Itching Treatment

We’ve got some important news about two new medications that we can highly recommend to counteract allergic dermatitis in dogs. These drugs have been a long time in development, but are finally available to veterinarians and they are changing the way we approach allergy in dogs. Apoquel is a daily tablet and Cytopoint is an injection that is effective for anywhere from four to eight weeks in alleviating the itch caused by allergic dermatitis. These medications are immunosuppressants that interrupt different points along the cascade of events that occurs when an allergic reaction is stimulated, effectively blocking the itch sensation Read more
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Environmental Control Measures in Treatment of Dermatophytosis (Ringworm)

Confine pets to a room that is easy to clean and disinfect. Thoroughly vacuum floors and furniture to remove infected hairs and spores. Discard or empty vacuum cleaner bag. Wash hardwood/concrete floors and other contact surfaces with detergent and water. Dust other surfaces with Swiffer cloths to remove spores. Launder (hot water wash with hot dryer) area rugs, animal bedding, and bed linens. Launder, disinfect, or discard pet toys and grooming aids. Disinfect hard floor surfacing with bleach solution (1 part bleach : 30 parts water). Vacuum and disinfect, if possible, any vehicles and transport cages used for pets. Repeat Read more
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  • Animal Hospital McKinney TX

Digestive Upset and Visiting the Animal Hospital in McKinney, TX

It seems like the more we know about dog health, the more there is to watch out for. If your dog spends time outdoors, there are dangers that you may not know exist. Locale can be an issue for dogs eating critters that they shouldn’t. In the southern states, your dog could try to eat a lizard or a small frog. These tiny critters can cause digestive upset in your dog and some shots might be required. Even if you don’t live in these areas, keep an eye on what your dog is getting into. If you think your dog has eaten something they shouldn’t have, call Stonebridge Animal Hospital to Read more
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  • Vets In McKinney

What Vets in McKinney Say About an Older Puppy Trying to Nurse

Bringing home a new puppy is a great joy for your family and the puppy. As time goes on, you might notice that your puppy still tries to nurse. They may find the nearest blanket, knead it with their paws and suck on the blanket. Some will even fall asleep while firmly biting on the blanket. Some dogs will do this as they get older as well. It is not uncommon to see a dog that is a few years old still trying to nurse. This usually happens because the puppy was removed from the mother too soon, or the mother weaned the dog too soon. If this behavior worries Read more
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  • Vets In McKinney

What Vets in McKinney Think You Should Use to Bathe Your Dog

At some point, most people want to give their dog a bath. Some dogs will appreciate this time, while others won’t like it at all. However, it is a necessity to have a healthy dog. Keep your dog’s skin healthy by using a shampoo with oatmeal. After working the shampoo into the dog’s skin, let it sit for about 5 minutes. This allows the oatmeal an opportunity to work into the skin, making it healthier. A dog with healthy skin is comfortable, and a dog that’s comfortable is more relaxed and happy. Call Stonebridge Animal Hospital when you need advice Read more
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Stem Cell Therapy

Gold Standard Treatment for Arthritis By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital Veterinary recommendations to alleviate arthritic pain in our patients have changed over a lot over the years.  In the case of hip dysplasia, for example, we’ve progressed from prescribing pain mediation and decreased exercise a few years ago to treatments that actually remove the discomfort and enable a more normal lifestyle.  The days of just providing pain meds are over. A surgical procedure called the Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO) was the next best option available for these dogs.  This procedure called for surgical amputation of the Read more
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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