By law, a current rabies vaccine is required for all dogs and cats in the state of Texas, with no exceptions, due to the human health risk that it poses. The rabies virus is transmitted through the saliva of the infected animal when it bites a human or another animal. In this area, skunks are
We understand – the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “staph infection” is nothing good. Staph infections run amok in human hospitals and are horribly contagious! Staph infections don’t respond to antibiotics! Staph infections can cause complications and people can die! Fear not. Staph infections are one of the most
By now, most are aware of the outbreaks of canine influenza in parts of the country over the past few years. There have been flu related deaths So, what do we know at this point? Currently, there are two strains that are responsible for the outbreaks. In 2015, H3N8 affected Chicago and the Midwest while
My vet told me my cat has kidney disease – but what does that mean? They were throwing around jargon like B-U-N and creatinine and specific gravity. What the heck is an azotemia, and is it bad? I came in because my older cat was drinking more water going to the litter box more often.
Texas is a great place for your dog to be sprayed buy a skunk, being the biggest state in the Union, it only makes sense that we would have five distinct skunk species, way more than any other state! Given this fact, if you or your pets are prone to stray from the beaten path,
Dog Allergies in Texas. Atopic dermatitis. Allergic skin disease. Atopy. They all mean the same thing. Your pet is allergic to something, and it’s usually something outside. While our allergies involve itchy eyes and watery noses, our pet’s allergies typically result in itchy skin which can get pretty uncomfortable considering the skin is the largest
It’s date night, and you’re getting ready to go. As you put on a dress shirt, your dog Buster starts to whine. When you put on your best shoes, he tries hiding under the couch. As you close and lock the front door, you can hear him barking and howling. You feel terrible because he
This week alone we have fielded several emergency calls for pet ingestion of undesirable substances: chocolate, garlic, decorations and Tylenol. Unfortunately not all veterinary clinics are open 24 hours a day to answer questions or to assist with home triage. In the North Dallas Metroplex we are fortunate to have several round the clock,