Last updated 7 days ago
Veterinary visits can be a lot of fun for some animals. Many dogs just love to get out about, no matter what the reason! But for other dogs, probably most cats, and even some humans…veterinary visits can be a bit stressful. If you or your critters are in this latter category, don’t worry…you’re not alone. Here are three simple tips that can help make your next veterinary visit a little less stressful.
1. Avoid peak times, which are typically 7am - 9am and 4:30pm – close. Saturdays are often extremely busy, all day long
2. Bring only one pet per appointment – it can sometimes be difficult to have a conversation with the vet and keep up with multiple ‘kids’ on the ends of the leashes.
3. Bring a written list of questions, concerns, or issues to be discussed with the veterinarian – that way nothing gets overlooked.
For more on these tips, and for nine other time and stress-saving ideas, please visit us on the web at www.chastainvets.info. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChastainVet, or call Preston Road Animal Hospital in Dallas at (972) 239-1309 or call Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in the McKinney/Frisco area at (972) 529-5033.
Last updated 16 days ago
Has scratching from allergies been driving your dog and yourself crazy? Well, we’ve got good news! Allergens are at their lowest levels and pets are least itchy during the fall and winter months, making now the beginning of the ideal time of year to get your pet’s allergies under control with allergy testing and allergy shots. That’s why for a limited time only, we’re offering our intra-dermal allergy test package at a special price. During the months of September and October, any dog of any size can get a 48-antigen intra-dermal allergy test for just $299 – a savings $100 or more! Please note – some restrictions do apply. There are several important preliminary steps or treatments all pets must go through first to get meaningful results from allergy testing. It’s important to discuss this with your veterinarian. For more information on allergy testing or to schedule an appointment, visit us online at www.chastainvets.info, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChastainVet, or call Preston Road Animal Hospital in Dallas at (972) 239-1309 or call Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in the McKinney/Frisco area at (972) 529-5033.
Last updated 22 days ago
Simultaneous drying and brushing is a great way to see any small mats you would normally brush over. It also allows you to see the skin clearly to check for any lesions or growths.
Last updated 24 days ago
Dr. Clint Chastain has devoted his professional life to the care and well-being of animals, attending to their needs for more than 20 years. Using science and compassion as his guide, Dr. Chastain has utilized his expertise in medical imaging, cardiology, laparoscopy, and surgery to address the medical concerns of his patients and help them get back to health as soon as possible. To ensure that his furry friends enjoy long and healthy futures, Dr. Chastain also devotes time to mentoring young veterinarians and new veterinary technicians. While primarily an administrator now, in his almost 15 years as the founder and co-owner of Chastain Veterinary Medical Group, Dr. Chastain has greatly enjoyed being part of the lives of countless animals and their human families.
Let Chastain Veterinary Medical Group be there for you and your pet when you need it most. To learn more about our north Dallas area veterinary practices, visit us online or call Preston Road Animal Hospital in Dallas at (972) 239-1309 or call Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in the McKinney/Frisco area at (972) 529-5033.
Last updated 1 month ago
It can be difficult to think about what you would do if a serious accident or illness befell your furry friend. However, when you have an emergency care plan in place, you can make better informed decisions that could possibly save the life of your cat or dog. Knowing what situations might warrant a trip to your vet can also help you decide quickly and confidently the steps you should take to keep your pet healthy and safe.
Physical Warning Signs
Consider the circumstances under which you would take a child to the emergency room. In many cases, the same standards apply to your cat or dog. For instance, if your pet suffers a severe cut and experiences extensive blood loss, you may need professional assistance to stitch the wound close. Should your pet break a bone, only a vet can properly set the fracture and stabilize it so that it can heal as needed. Any changes to your pet’s motor coordination or mobility may also demand emergency care. If your cat or dog can no longer stand or walk, don’t delay to contact your veterinary practice and ask for assistance.
Some medical conditions may present with less obvious warning signs; however, they may still demand emergency care. You are your pet’s best judge of personality, so if you notice that your once high-energy puppy is suddenly sleeping more often than usual, it may be a problem that requires professional help. Animals that retreat to hidden areas of the house may need medical attention as well. Some pet owners may also notice a shift to more aggressive behavior. Especially when a cat or dog is normally a well-behaved and docile pet, signs of hostility should be immediately addressed. For the protection of both the pet and owner, help may be needed to safely transport the animal to vet care if he is acting in an aggressive manner.
Chastain Veterinary Medical Group offers around-the-clock emergency consultation by phone for the residents of the greater Dallas area. Even when an emergency situation arises outside of our normal business hours, our 24-hour emergency hotline keeps you in touch with our vet staff. For more information, call Preston Road Animal Hospital in Dallas at (972) 239-1309 or call Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in the McKinney/Frisco area at (972) 529-5033.