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Featured in Purina ProPlan Commercial, Metro Paws’ Veterinarian and National Champion Agility Trainer, Dr. Maria Badamo

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | July 2, 2021

Most of us would think that being a world-class veterinarian would be more than enough to keep a person busy. That’s just not the case for Dr. Maria Badamo from Metro Paws Animal Hospital-Oak Cliff in Dallas, TX. This busy veterinarian is also a National Champion Agility Trainer, and participates in various agility dog sports…

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PROHEART™

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | June 23, 2021

By: Caitlin Spillers, DVM [printer-friendly version] Heartworm disease is a very common and serious illness seen in veterinary medicine and can be fatal if not appropriately treated. If you would like to learn more, please see the following article on canine heartworm disease. Fortunately, there are many safe and reliable heartworm preventatives that can protect…

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Canine Parvovirus

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | June 23, 2021

By: Caitlin Spillers, DVM [printer-friendly version] What is parvovirus? Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that attacks the gastrointestinal system of dogs. It most commonly affects puppies, juveniles, and unvaccinated dogs.. The virus attacks the intestinal lining and causes sloughing of the intestines and can even be fatal. When a dog tests positive for parvovirus,…

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Fear Free: Taking the Fear Out Of Veterinary Visits

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | March 9, 2021

By: Caitlin Spillers, DVM [printer-friendly version] For some dogs and cats, the vet clinic can be a place that induces anxiety leading them to react in a variety of unpredictable ways that are stressful for not only the animal, but also their owner. If left unaddressed, this stress may lead to some owners avoiding taking…

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Spaying and Neutering: Benefits and Timing

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | March 9, 2021

 By: Caitlin Spillers, DVM [printer-friendly version] Determining what age to spay or neuter your pet is an important decision that your veterinarian can help you make! While it may seem like a simple answer, there is a lot that goes into the recommendation and the appropriate age to consider this for your little one. This…

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Finding the Perfect New Dog

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | March 9, 2021

By: Kathryn Sarpong, DVM, DABVP [printer-friendly version] COVID and working from home have brought lots of new animals into our lives. I know many families are still contemplating a new dog. What type, what size, what personality, fits my life? These are important decisions to consider. Where To Find a Dog-Breeder Versus Shelter / Rescue…

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EPIC Study Results May Help Dogs with Heart Disease

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | January 6, 2021

By: Lauren Strazdis, DVM [printer-friendly version] The most common cause of heart disease and heart failure in dogs is chronic degenerative valvular disease (CVD). The mitral valve is usually the valve that degenerates, or becomes weaker, over time in a patient with CVD. The mitral valve separates the two main chambers on the left side…

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What Does It Mean if Your Pet Has a Heart Murmur?

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | January 6, 2021

By: Lauren Strazdis, DVM [printer-friendly version] A “heart murmur” is an abnormal sound heard by a veterinarian while listening to the heart using a stethoscope. This sound indicates turbulent blood flow in the heart, meaning that some blood is not flowing smoothly through the heart or in the proper direction. There are many parts of…

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The Dangers of Heatstroke in Dogs

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | January 6, 2021

By: Lauren Strazdis, DVM [printer-friendly version] Dogs cannot regulate their body temperature by sweating like humans do because they only have a few sweat glands on their paw pads. They instead rely on evaporation by panting to cool off in hot environments. No matter how much a dog pants, there are some situations where they…

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Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | December 29, 2020

By: Rebecca Donaldson, DVM [printer-friendly version] Unfortunately, we’ve all experienced diarrhea at some point and know first-hand the discomfort it causes. Our pets can experience that same discomfort if they develop diarrhea too. While not pleasant to discuss, and especially not fun to discover on our carpets, it is important to educate yourself on the…

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