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8 Tips for Maximizing Fun While Keeping Your Pets Safe This Memorial Day

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 25, 2023

Pet-Proofing Your Home and Outdoor Areas Will Ensure the Holiday Goes Smoothly Memorial Day weekend—sunset soirees, swimming, and barbecued food. Is there anything better than time off from work when the weather is (typically!) nice? We think not, although, as veterinarians, we want to be sure that those of you with pets put some precautions…

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5 Common Large Dog Breed Ailments and What You Need to Know

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 5, 2023

The size of our big furry friends may lend themselves to certain diseases and health issues. If you’re a big dog owner, here are some things to be aware of to keep your pet happy and healthy.

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Everything You Need to Know About Pet Echocardiograms

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 2, 2023

With the addition of echocardiograms to our services, we’ve provided an accurate list of information on the procedure, heart disease symptoms, and answers to echocardiogram FAQs in this article.

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Metro Paws is Now Providing In-House Echocardiograms

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | April 27, 2023

We’re thrilled to offer echocardiograms, a specialized ultrasound of the heart. Read more about our new service here!

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11 Ways to Be an Environmentally Friendly Pet Owner on This Earth Day and Beyond

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | April 20, 2023

While we usually associate Earth Day with people, it’s important to consider pet ownership as a potential impact on the environment. Read the 11 ways you can become a “green” pet owner!

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Golden Lab next to a sign, "Keep me safe! Pet-proof your yard!

14 Springtime Pet Hazards to Avoid with Some Simple Cat and Dog-Proofing

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | March 20, 2023

As veterinarians, it’s our duty to tell you that, with spring and its warmer temperatures, come a few dangers for your pets to be aware of. With a few precautions on your part, all will be well, and you and your fur friends can enjoy this wonderfully upbeat season.

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How Veterinary Acupuncture Could Benefit Your Pet

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | March 10, 2023

One of the things we’ve found to be hugely beneficial in this regard is veterinary acupuncture. We might use it as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with some of our western medicine.

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Keeping Your Cat Calm During Veterinary Visits

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | February 10, 2023

Promote Feline Wellness with our Certified Cat-Friendly Practice   Cats are independent creatures that need time to develop trust and often rely on their trusted human sidekicks to feel safe while navigating the world, especially veterinary visits. That’s why expert veterinarians must approach cats differently than dogs; specific steps must be followed to ensure the…

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How Children Can Avoid Dog and Cat Bites

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | January 4, 2023

It is beautiful to watch our four-legged family members comfortably interact with our children. For some pets, this comes naturally; for others, it takes time and effort to build trust between them and the children. It is essential to be able to read the behavior of our dogs and cats to facilitate that bond between…

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Pericardial Effusion

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | November 2, 2021

By: Athena Eberle, DVM [printer-friendly version] What is pericardial effusion? Pericardial effusion is an abnormal build-up of fluid within the sac surrounding the heart. There is normally a very small amount of fluid present within this space so when an increased volume accumulates, the heart’s ability to pump effectively is impaired causing secondary effects. Most…

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