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.

Dogs can double as Fitness Buddies

Here is a perspcetive from Reuters on the benifits of including canine companionship in your exercise routine.

Marble Falls women uses a pet tortoise to mow her lawn

WOAI has a great article about a Marble Falls woman who has a 140 lb totoise that tends her yard.

How to Treat and Control Pet Allergies

Dogs and cats are susceptible to allergies just like their human owners. Allergy season’s pollutants, like weeds, pollen, dust, and grass, most commonly affect our eyes and nose. Among dogs and cats, however, the skin is the target organ. If you notice your cat or dog itching and scratching away, especially if this is recurring issue, then here are some tips to get your furry friend feeling good and allergy-free:

  • Have them tested for allergies: This can be done via a blood test but the most conclusive option is an intradermal skin test. By testing your pet for allergies, you will be able to knowledgeably care for his or her specific ailments rather than playing a guessing game. Allergy testing typically gives the most accurate results when conducted at “off-peak” times, such as in the fall.
  • Know your pet’s enemies and your options: One of the advantages of allergy testing is that the specific irritants annoying your pet can be identified.  Once you know what’s bothering your pet, you can take steps to remove it or avoid it.
  • Talk about treatment options with your vet: Medicated baths, cream rinses, anti-itch sprays, antihistamines and allergy shots are all options to help alleviate pet allergies.

Going to a compassionate and experienced veterinarian is a great way to get a reliable, professional perspective on the situation. Call (866) 455-9070 to talk to the veterinary experts at Chastain Veterinary Medical Group or contact us online.

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Weekly Commentary from 'Fahrenheit' -our Preston Road clinic kitty!

"Another lazy week at Preston Road Animal Hospital. I spent all morning soaking up some sunshine in the front windows. The weather has been cooling off and ruining my sunbathing potential. There was a particular exciting part of my day when a new toy came in for my roommate, Celcius. I overheard the humans call it a 'Kong Wobbler'.

It's the craziest contraption I have ever seen! He has to sit there and bat at it, or pull on the tantilizing black, fluffy play-thing and then treats fall out. Imagine, working for your food! HA! He just hasn't figured out how to play the humans like I have. Although, he has been looking thinner lately. Maybe there is something to this 'Kong Wobbler'. I mean, they have taken all my lounging space on the counter to display all of these 'smart toys'. Humph! Replacing me with a toy, what a silly idea. Well, at least it gets Celcius off my back and more time getting ear scratches. Until next week!"


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Boy with severe Peanut Allergies uses dog to Sniff out Danger

Learn more about Remy the micraculous allergen alert dog that works seven days a week to keep this young man out of danger.

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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