Category : Animal Hopsital McKinney TX

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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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Getting a Certificate of Health For Pet Travel from McKinney, TX

If you are considering taking your dog on a trip, you might need a travel certificate. The airlines can let you know if one is required based on where you’re traveling to. Your vet will examine your pet as a part of the health certification process. The vet checks the shot records and may run some blood tests. The blood tests help ensure that your pet is healthy enough to travel. You will then receive a certificate of health to carry with you while you’re traveling. Keep this certificate handy so you can grab it quickly if asked for it. Contact Stonebridge Animal Hospital to get your certificate of health for pet Read more
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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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Spread of Canine Influenza Virus

Spread of Canine Influenza Virus By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital McKinney, TX Canine Influenza Virus has been in the news lately as it spreads across the country.  According to a recent report by the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center, cases have been documented in Alabama, California, Texas, Massachusetts, New York, Wisconsin, Michigan, New Jersey, Iowa and Indiana. Canine influenza, or canine flu, is a highly contagious infection caused by an influenza virus; two strains have been classified as H3N8 and H3N2.  H3N8 was responsible for the original outbreak in this country in 2004; the H3N2 strain is Read more
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Acid/Base Status Aids in Diagnosis

Acid/Base Status Aids in Diagnosis By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital McKinney, TX The best veterinarians would also make good detectives because we do detective work every day.  At our animal hospital in McKinney, TX, we’re presented with sick patients and yet can’t ask them basic questions to gain insight into their diseases.  Pet owners can only relate some of the symptoms but can’t answer the questions that would really help us out. We gain valuable clues by doing physical exams, which may or may not yield enough information to formulate a diagnosis.  In many cases, lab testing is Read more
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Combination Treatments for Allergies

Combination Treatments for Allergies By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital McKinney, TX After 22 years of treating pets in Michigan at our animal hospital in McKinney, TX, I’ve learned that allergies are far more severe here in McKinney.  There are several reasons for this, and they add up to more itching, more scratching, and more difficulty in providing relief for some patients. Many of the pet owners that join our practice every day are from northern states.  It’s not unusual for them to relate tales of their pets scratching worse since moving, or of suffering allergy symptoms they’d never Read more
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Animal Hospital McKinney TX: Get Below The Surface

Is your pet getting older and seeming to show it outwardly in new ways?  Sometimes things that we mistaken for aging can really be caused by something else.  When you come to Stonebridge Animal Hospital in McKinney TX, we don’t just look at the surface and the outward appearances, but dig deeper to see if there is another root cause for why your pet may be having issues.  It’s because we take such great care to see to the needs of our patients that our clients continue coming back and referring us year after year. Bring your loved pet into Read more
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Common Ailments Mistaken for Aging or just “Slowing Down”

Common Ailments Mistaken for Aging or just “Slowing Down”By Dr. Ed MapesStonebridge Animal HospitalMcKinney, TX At our animal hospital in McKinney, TX, we often see dogs and cats with lethargy and decreased interest in activity, weight loss or weight gain, decreased appetite, difficulty rising from a prone position or pain, or simply “slowing down.”  In the vast majority of cases, we’re able to diagnose very treatable ailments that, when addressed, return the pets to their “old selves” again. Animals can’t tell us where they hurt, and it is instinctual in them to hide maladies.  This makes it difficult for pet Read more
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Animal Hospital McKinney TX: Your Animal Deserves the Best

Your animal might just be your best friend.  If that’s the case, you want to make sure they are getting the care they need from people who understand what it’s like to love and cherish a furry, slimy, or reptilian type of creature as a member of your family.  That’s why you want to choose Stonebridge Animal Hospital in McKinney TX as the place you turn for all the care they need.  We have state of the art facilities and awesome service to back it up.  Call us today to schedule your appointment and get to know Dr. Mapes and Read more
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Entropion in Dogs

Entropion in DogsBy Dr. Ed MapesStonebridge Animal Hospital We’re all familiar with the irritation, redness, and even itchiness felt when a loose eyelash contacts our eye.  Now imagine the sensation dogs have when the entire upper or lower (or both) eyelids are turned inward so that all of the eyelashes rub against the eyeball.  This condition is called entropion, and must be corrected to prevent corneal ulcer development. Entropion is usually a hereditary condition seen in quite a few breeds, but the Shar Pei and Bulldogs seem most prone.  The condition often begins at an early age as the face Read more