• NEW All-Inclusive Spay/Neuter Packages

     

    Top quality pet care at reasonable prices used to be difficult to find. 

    But not any more!

    We’ve just simplified our canine and feline spay and neuter services.  Now, all of those services automatically include pre-op blood testing, intravenous fluids, pain-control medications, as well as use of the surgical laser …all for one incredibly low price!

    For more Information, or to schedule an appointment,  just give us a call.

    Meadow Brook Animal Hospital- 972-529-5033

    Preston Road Animal Hospital- 972-239-1309

     

     

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  • Reminder: Extended Weekend hours!

    As a reminder: we have extended our Doctors Hours for Examination and Treatment, in order to better accommodate the needs of our clients and their pets. Beginning in March, 2012, we will have a veterinarian available and on duty at both Meadow Brook Animal Hospital (McKinney) and Preston Road Animal Hospital (north Dallas) from 10 am to 2 pm on Sundays .  All other regular services such as medication refills, pet food sales, boarding pet check in / check out, and so on will still be available at both locations on Sundays, just as usual.

    Traffic is typically less daunting on Sundays, as are work and family related deadlines. So, if a Sunday appointment would work better for you, we invite you to give it a try.

    To make an appointment, please call 972-529-5033 (Meadow Brook in McKinney) or 972-239-1309 (Preston Road in north Dallas) – or login at 

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  • Is Low-Level Laser Therapy Effective in Managing Neck Pain in Your Pet?

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    In recent years, an increasing number of veterinarians have been utilizing low-level laser therapy to alleviate chronic pain, decrease tissue inflammation, and promote cell repair in pets. A recent study shows that laser therapy is particularly effective in treating chronic neck pain, a condition that is normally rather difficult to treat in animals.

    The benefits of low-level laser therapy are well-known. Unlike surgical lasers, lasers designed for therapy are non-invasive; pets never feel them, which means they are more likely to remain calm during treatment. In the case of neck pain, laser therapy can provide relief for a debilitating condition that can severely affect pets’ ability to move and quality of life.

    Low-level laser therapy also reduces the need for dependence on medications, which may be costly, have side effects, and may not be effective. According to a recent study published in The Lancet, it has not been established that any pharmacological treatments have any power to provide long-term relief for neck pain in animals; when the treatment is stopped, the pain returns. The study concluded that “evidence is sparse and side effects are common” for drug treatments.

    There is persuasive evidence, however, that low-level laser treatment has an immediate and lasting effect on neck pain. The study surveyed 16 randomized controlled trials which involved 820 human patients and found that no significant side effects resulted from laser therapy. It also found that low-level laser treatment tended to reduce pain for up to 22 weeks after treatment.

    If you are interested in learning more about how laser therapy can benefit your pet, contact Chastain Veterinary Medical Group, a veterinary group serving the north DFW area. Our caring veterinarians believe in placing the needs of pets and their owners first; we understand that pets are members of the family and deserve the best care possible. Our services include basic veterinary care, pet grooming and boarding, allergy testing, and laser therapy. For more information about cold laser therapy, call Preston Road Animal Hospital in Dallas at (877) 296-5995 or Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney at (972) 439-1344 or visit our website.

  • Check Out These Helpful Links About Pet Health To Learn More About The Topics Discussed In Our Recent Blogs

    Does your cat or dog suffer from chronic neck pain? Are you concerned about keeping your pet safe during the cold season? These online resources feature information on modern laser therapy techniques and pet safety that every pet owner should be aware of.

    • Could laser therapy help pets with arthritis? According to this article from ABC News, the procedure is becoming increasingly popular among veterinarians and pet owners.
    • This study from The Lancet investigated how effective low-level laser therapy is in treating various levels of neck pain.
    • This 2011 paper focused on how laser treatments affect nerves in mammals.
    • Is winter really on the way out? The ASPCA offers some essential cold weather guidelines for pet owners.
    • The Humane Society of the United States provides some additional tips for keeping a pet warm and safe when the temperature starts to fall.
    • Click here for more information about Laser Therapy, client testimonials, and demonstration videos! 

    For more information about laser therapy and other important veterinary approaches, call Preston Road Animal Hospital at (877) 296-5995 or Meadow Brook Animal Hospital at (972) 439-1344.

  • Learn About Our New Laser Technology

    When animals age, their movements tend to become stiff, uncomfortable, and even painful. A radical new technology is proving that there is hope for these animals. As this video reports, laser therapy can be used to turn back the clock for older pets, providing effective relief from arthritis and other disorders. The therapy works by dilating blood vessels in swollen or inflamed areas, which helps cells to heal themselves. For more details, watch the full clip.

    You can also learn more about laser therapy by contacting Preston Road Animal Hospital, a long-time veterinary practice serving the North Dallas community. Our services range from vaccinations to laser therapy to pet boarding to pet dental care. For more information about laser therapy for pets, click here or call Preston Road Animal Hospital in Dallas at (877) 296-5995 or Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney at (972) 439-1344 .

  • Cold Weather Dangers that May Threaten Your Pet

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    The outdoors is rarely a safe place for any unsupervised pet, but the winter months bring with them a flurry of potential dangers for animals. In order to avoid making an emergency visit to the veterinarian, take precautions to protect your pet from these hazards:

    Freezing temperatures. The surest way to protect a pet is to never let it outdoors without supervision. If you have an outdoor pet, make sure to provide a warm, comfortable, slightly elevated shelter that can be found easily. Always provide a warm, secure place in your home for your pet to curl up in, and keep your home well-heated.

    Wind chill. If a pet needs to go leave the house to relieve itself or for outdoor exercise, make sure to keep walks short. Even if you can’t feel the cold, freezing winds can put a pet’s life at risk. Never shave a pet during the wintertime; their fur provides essential protection against the cold. If your pet is shorthaired, put a sweater or other protective clothing on them before taking them outside.

    Snow. When a cat or dog comes in from the outdoors, be sure to wipe down their paws and fur with a wet towel. This won’t simply keep them from catching cold; snow and ice can contain salt, antifreeze, and other elements that can be irritating or life-threatening to pets. If you believe your pet has ingested anything dangerous, contact your veterinarian immediately.

    Cars. When the temperature is low, outside cats and other small animals seek refuge anywhere they can—including underneath the hood of your car. To frighten away any animals that may be attracted by the warmth of a car engine, rap loudly on the hood before you start your engine during wintertime.

    At Chastain Veterinary Medical Group, our veterinarians believe that the wellness of your pet should come first. We have been providing first-rate veterinary care to the North Dallas community for more than two decades. We offer a wide range of veterinary services as well as pet grooming and pet boarding. Call us today at Preston Road Animal Hospital in Dallas at (877) 296-5995 or Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney at (972) 439-1344 for additional information.

  • Monthly Grooming Tip from Sherry @ Preston Road Animal Hospital

    NEVER bathe a dog that has formed mats in their coat.  The dog needs to be           de-matted first, if this is possible, or will need to be shaved or “stripped” before the bath.  This should be done by a professional ONLY.

     

    Sherry Siaz

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