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What Food Is Best to Feed My Cat or Dog?

One of the most common questions I get asked revolves around what food is best to feed my cat or dog. Keeping in mind that most of my patients are sick, and many of them have issues with their appetite, the best answer for my patients is the balanced food that meets their nutritional needs …

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is a very common disorder in dogs and cats. The most common clinical signs associated with this disorder are vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and decrease or loss of appetite. For some reason, a fair number of cats seem to just have weight loss, or weight loss and decreased appetite, which makes it …

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Gall Bladder

So, there we were, on vacation in the Magic Kingdom, when we get the fateful call that one of our dogs is sick. It seems like we lived this nightmare last year, and we were just about in the same place in the park. However, Tink, an eleven-year-old, female spayed English Jack Russell Terrier, had …

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Hyperparathyroidism

For some reason, we have been seeing increased numbers of dogs with hyperparathyroidism.  This is not a common disorder, but it results in calcium levels that are far greater than normal in the body.  Normally, calcium levels are tightly controlled and not allowed to elevate. The most common complaints by owners of dogs with hyperparathyroidism …

Common Signs of Cancer

Common Signs of Cancer in Pets Lumps and bumps on their body Sores that don’t heal Bleeding or discharge from any opening in the body Persistent bad breath or offensive odors Unexpected weight loss Change in eating and/or bowel habits Labored breathing Persistent limping Difficulty breathing, urinating, or defecating Lethargy/unwilling to exercise Change in interaction …

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Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA)

We are seeing a fairly larger number of patients with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) in our Fort Worth office at this time. This is a devastating disorder of the immune system, where cells and molecules that normally work to protect our beloved pet’s bodies are destroying their red blood cells. It results in anemia, that …

Osteosarcoma Vaccine Available

We have conditional availability of an autologous vaccine and immunotherapy for osteosarcoma for dogs that have not yet undergone amputation for osteosarcoma. This treatment is available on a conditional basis through a collaborative effort for cases that meet certain criteria. Your oncologist will discuss this approach along with other available therapies for osteosarcoma. Please feel …