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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: 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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Our Animal Hospital in McKinney Cares for Your Pet Like You Would

You love your pet, but from allergies to injuries, from illnesses to pain management, there are all kinds of reasons why you might need an animal hospital in McKinney during their life. And when those times come, you want to be sure that your pet will be cared for with compassion, professionalism, and diligence. Stonebridge Animal Hospital is your comprehensive source for animal care. We can perform many surgeries, offer thorough rehabilitation services for your companions, and much more. If your pet is wounded, ill or aging, or if you have recently brought a new pet into the family, contact Read more
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Alicam: New Diagnostic Technology at Our Animal Hospital in McKinney

Diagnosis of gastrointestinal problems can be challenging and can involve multiple procedures to determine cause(s) of vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, reduced protein levels, and other chronic symptoms. At our animal hospital in McKinney, we use blood profiles and specific tests for pancreatic, liver, and intestinal disorders. Stool analyses, radiographs, barium contrast radiographs, ultrasound, and endoscopy are also tests available to aid in our efforts to diagnose patients. An innovative technology has become available, and it allows us for the first time to visualize images of the entire gastrointestinal tract from stomach to colon. At our animal hospital in McKinney, we can Read more