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Ring Worm

Ring Worm By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital McKinney,Tx The term “ringworm” refers to a fungal infection that can involve the skin, hair, and toenails in animals and humans. It is concerning when we diagnose pets with ringworm due to the possibility of spread to family members. There are three fungal organisms responsible for the vast majority of infections in animals, and all are transmissible to humans. These are Trichophyton Mentographytes, Microsporum canis, and Microsporum gypseum. These fungal organisms that affect the skin, hair, and nails are known as Dermatophytes; the correct term for infection is actually dermatophytosis. The Read more
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Pug Rear Leg Weakness

Hind Limb Weakness/Paralysis in Chinese Pugs By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital McKinney,Tx Spinal disorders can afflict dogs of any breed. Common symptoms usually include weakness of the rear legs (paresis) that can lead to paralysis, a decreased sensation of rear leg positioning (proprioceptive deficits), along with urinary and fecal incontinence. Some conditions cause pain while other dogs are pain free. Spinal conditions that can cause these symptoms include: intervertebral disc disease, spondylosis deformans, hemivertebra, neoplasia, fibrocartilage embolus, spinal cyst, meningomyelitis, degenerative myelopathy, syringomyelia, and subarachnoid diverticulum. These are all spinal problems that we’ve been aware of for quite Read more
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Nutritional Supplements

Innovative Enhancement in Patient Care By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital McKinney,Tx A conscientious doctor constantly searches for new and innovative ways to improve patient care. I have discovered a fabulous line of supplements that has proven to help our patients in a variety of ways, and have implemented them where beneficial in our protocols. These products were originally designed for human use; predominately to neutralize the effects of aging. I figure it this way: if they’re efficacious and safe in humans, then they should be good enough for our patients! Among the wide range of benefits that these Read more
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Blepharitis

Blepharitis: Infection of the Eyelids By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital McKinney,Tx Blepharitis, or infection of the eyelids, can arise secondary to several common disorders; but the resulting infection can be challenging to control whatever the cause. Skin and follicles of the eyelashes make up the outer layer of the lids. A middle layer contains glands that produce an oily substance that lubricates the eyes (Meibomian glands). Each gland connects to a duct that delivers the lubricant through openings at the lid margins. An inner portion of each lid consists of the conjunctival membrane, which allows contact of the 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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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