Category : Veterinarians McKinney TX

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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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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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Luxating Patellas as a Cause of Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligaments

Several important structures contribute to stability of the knee joint (see Figure 1).  The cruciate ligaments (both anterior and posterior) are central in their support of proper alignment.  The patellar tendon, which extends from a large set of muscles on the femur, proceeds over the patella and then attaches to a point on the tibia bone, and stabilizes the knee in the same direction as the anterior cruciate ligament. Figure 1 illustrates the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments and trochlear groove. The patellar tendon assists the anterior cruciate ligament in controlling abnormal motion in the joint.  Together they help keep Read more