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If you’d like to learn more about how to make it through the holidays with your pet, then check out these links. For more information, call Chastain Veterinary Medical Group at our Preston Road Animal Hospital in north Dallas at 877-296-5995 or call Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney at 972-439-1344.

  • If you want to give your dog a treat that won’t cause him any intestinal discomfort this holiday season, then try making these dog biscuits.
  • If you’re suffering from what seems like a never-ending flea infestation, then check out this newspaper article for tips on how to get rid of fleas.
  • Do you want to make sure that your dog remains occupied while you’re making and serving Thanksgiving dinner?  Try giving him a Kong toy that’s been filled with a special peanut butter whip.
  • The ASPCA has some great instructions on how to properly cut your dog’s nails
  • To learn why grooming is important for your pet’s wellbeing, take a look at this page.

December Grooming Tip from Sara Brulet at Meadow Brook Animal Hospital!

Brush regularly to prevent mats.  Use a comb vertically to get mats out and try to avoid contact with skin to prevent irritation.


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BBC: How Animals Can Predict Earthquakes

Turns our animals may be able to sense changes in the chemistry of gound water when an earthquake is about to strike. More here:


Is Milk OK for dogs and cats?

erinarianA little milk, now and then, is probably OK for most dogs and cats. Remember that while dogs and cats can consume cow’s milk in limited quantities, but they don’t need it.

Dogs and cats lack the enzyme lactase, so milk can cause diarrhea in many animals. To avoid this mess, be sure pets do not receive more than ¼ cup of milk per 10 pounds of body weight.  Even better still, follow the rule above and mix the milk 50/50 with water before offering it. If diarrhea is a problem, stop the milk altogether. In general, it is probably best to avoid feeding milk altogether.


Milk for ever!

4 Reasons to Get Your Dog Groomed for the Holidays


A clean dog is a happy dog, which is why grooming is always a good idea.  Here are a few reasons to get your dog groomed in time for this holiday season:

1.      Get Rid of Fleas and Ticks

Help protect your pet and your guests from pests this holiday season, by asking to have your pet checked for fleas and ticks when he or she is groomed. Most professional groomers will do this anyway, but it never hurts to ask. If trouble is found, you and your Vet can decide how to best eradicate the pests, if present, before they can spread throughout your home.

 2.      Reduce Shedding

Nothing can make a dog stop shedding completely, because shedding is a normal process. However, regular professional grooming means that your dog’s fur will be brushed and washed frequently, two actions that will decrease the amount of fur you see around your house.  Having your pet groomed before the holidays means that you won’t have to worry about constantly vacuuming up stray pet hair this season.

 3.      Cut Down on Cuts

Holidays are almost as exciting for dogs as they are for children. There will be an influx of new or infrequent visitors at your home, and your dog will be understandably thrilled to see old friends and to make new ones.  An important part of pet grooming is having your pet’s nails trimmed, which will help prevent your pet from scratching you and your guests. Again, most professional groomers will do this automatically, but it won’t hurt to ask

 4.      Be Festive

In addition to making your dog look clean and healthy for the season, you can also ask your pet groomer to add some seasonal touches.  Ask your groomer for advice about themed collars (many are quite cute!), sweaters, and reindeer antlers that dogs will actually wear.

If you want to get your dog groomed this holiday season, then visit the Chastain Veterinary Medical Group.  With locations in north Dallas and McKinney, TX, we offer veterinary care, pet boarding, and professional pet grooming services.  For more information, please call either Preston Road Animal Hospital in north Dallas at 877-296-5995 or call Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney at 972-439-1344.


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