Chastain Veterinary Medical Group
Welcome to Chastain Veterinary Medical Group! For 20 years now we've been providing advanced veterinary care mixed with old-fashioned compassion for pets in the North Dallas area of Texas.

Finally! Cooler Weather for Central Texas

Looks like we are finally getting a break from the tripple digit temps! It was only 66 degrees when I got to work this morning. Hallelujah!

Cool WX2

How to Care for an Elderly Cat

Just like humans, life expectancies for cats have grown dramatically over the last few decades. Cats can now live well into their late teens. Dr Sue and Dr Clint had a cat that lived to be 22. Of course, just like humans, elderly cats need a little extra care.  

This video discusses a few great ways to care for an elderly cat. Since older cats aren’t as spry as they used to be, it might be helpful to build steps or ramps to help them up onto their favorite chairs. It’s also important to schedule check-up appointments at the vet every six months to discuss changes to your cat’s behavior and diet. Additionally, brush or comb your older cat often as self-grooming habits will likely lessen with age.

If you’re looking for a great vet for your elderly cat, then contact Preston Road Animal Hospital in north Dallas, Texas or Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney, Texas. In addition to quality pet care, we provide pet grooming, boarding, and more.


What to do if your pet is hit by a car

Hit by Car (HBC, in vet lingo) is an all too common cause of trauma in veterinary medicine. Hopefully, none of you reading this will ever have to go through this with your own pets. But if someday you do, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Check for external injuries such as bleeding.  Apply direct pressure to control bleeding.
  • Internal bleeding is very common after being hit by a car. Treatment usually requires extensive veterinary care.
  • MOST IMPORTANT: Immediately bring your pet in to our hospital to be examined for internal injuries and treated for shock.
  • Use extreme caution when attempting to move an injured animal. Injured animals are always in pain and often bite.
  • Muzzle the pet or cover it with a blanket before picking it up.



Determining the Ideal Weight for a Dog

One of the most important factors is keeping a dog happy and healthy is keeping him or her at an ideal body weight. Even better yet is to keep the dog on the thin side of ideal.

This video walks you through several tips for evaluating your dog’s weight. You can get a good idea of your pet is underweight or overweight by simply feeling for his or her ribs. If you feel each individual rib, then your dog is underweight. In contrast, if you can’t feel any of his or her ribs, then your dog is overweight.

For more tips on keeping your dogs and other pets healthy and happy, call Chastain Veterinary Medical Group, at (866) 455-9070. We are the place where the Health and Happiness of Pets and their People are What Counts!

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Hours of Operation:

  • 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sunday
  • 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday
  • 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday
  • 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Wednesday
  • 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Thursday
  • 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday
  • 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday