Chastain Veterinary Medical Group
972.239.1309
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.

Does your dog have allergies? Here are ten things to look for:

Does your dog have allergies? Here are ten things to look for:

  • Itching, scratching, rubbing, and licking involving the face, ears, feet, toes, ankles, armpits, and groin.
  • Red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis).
  • Red ears, lips or around the eyes.
  • Itchiness may be seasonal, especially in younger pets.
  • Symptoms nearly always slowly worsen with time, as the pet gets older.
  • The itchiness may be so intense it progresses to self-mutilation.
  • Symptoms temporary response to antihistamines and cortisone products, although these often gradually loose effectiveness over time as the disease process naturally worsens.
  • Skin lesions vary from nothing at all – the pet is simply too itchy - to broken hairs or bronze-colored salivary discoloration of the fur. As the condition worsens, we can see red, irritated skin, with or without bumps, crusts, and hair loss or balding. In time, affected pets may also develop thickened, dark skin and/or excessively oily or dry seborrhea.
  • Recurring secondary bacterial and yeast skin infections are very common.
  • Chronic relapsing ear infections are also very common.

 

All that’s bound to make a pet miserable, don’t you think?

The good news is that the fall and winter months are the ideal time of year to try to bring a pet’s allergies under control through allergy testing and allergy shots (hyposensitization). This is because allergens are at their lowest levels and pets are least itchy at this time of year.

 

 

 

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Monthly Grooming Tip From Preston Road's Sherry Siaz!

Never cut out mats that have formed behind a dog's ears.  It is imperative that these are clipped out with clippers using #10 blade ONLY.  Anything else can seriously cut the dog's ear.

If you need help with this or anything else grooming related just give me a call!  

Sherry - Our Preston Road Animal Hospital Groomer


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


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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