Finding out that your beloved pet needs surgery is always stressful, but you can rest assured that the veterinarians at Chastain Veterinary Medical Group are committed to ensuring that all of our patients get the best care possible. When surgery is the best treatment option for your pet, here is a look at what you can expect from our compassionate team.
Our veterinarians use the very latest advances in surgical techniques and equipment in every procedure for the safety of our patients. We perform an extensive pre-op physical exam, as well as an ECG and blood testing before surgery, and we administer anesthesia so that your pet is comfortable throughout the procedure. When possible, we use a CO2 laser scalpel to reduce bleeding and support a faster recovery. Every patient is monitored by a trained veterinary nurse throughout surgery and recovery.
Your veterinarian at Chastain Veterinary Medical Group is happy to answer all of your questions about your pet’s surgery and recovery, so you can feel confident about the procedure. Schedule a visit at our AAHA-certified veterinary hospitals in either McKinney or Dallas by calling (972) 239-1309 for Preston Road Animal Hospital, or by calling (972) 529-5033 for Meadow Brook Animal Hospital.
Most cat families experience problems with their cats’ litter boxes now and again, and fixing those problems can become more difficult when families don’t understand cat behavior. You may be surprised at what your veterinarian can tell you about setting up a litter box. This video also has information that disputes several myths about cats and litter boxes.
If you have your litter box hidden away because you think that your cat wants privacy, then it may be time to move it. Cats actually prefer to have their boxes in socially active areas. You should also make sure your cat has ample escape routes so that he or she doesn’t feel vulnerable when using the litter box.
Are you in the process of welcoming a new cat into your home? Then let Chastain Veterinary Medical Group help you with cat teeth cleaning, spay and neuter services, and much more. Make an appointment with one of our veterinarians in Dallas by calling (972) 239-1309. To make an appointment for you pet at the McKinney office, call (972) 529-5033.
What could be more exciting than welcoming a new puppy or adult dog into your home? Of course, once the initial excitement wears off, it’s time to focus on the responsibility of helping your new pup adjust to his or her new home. A trip to the veterinarian for a checkup should be one of the first items on your to-do list. Once your dog gets a clean bill of health, tackle these steps to make life less stressful for your family and your new pet.
Create a Schedule
Like new babies, puppies and new dogs benefit from having a schedule. Decide when you’ll feed your pup, when you’ll play with him or her, when you’ll go for walks, and when bedtime is, and try to stick to that schedule each day. Your puppy will soon adjust to the routine, which will make him or her feel more comfortable and confident. Sticking to a schedule will also help with potty training, as your dog will become accustomed to when he or she should—and shouldn’t—go to the bathroom.
The earlier you start training your dog, the easier it will be to get the results you want. Every interaction with your puppy is an opportunity to practice commands, such as sit, stay, and come. Reward your pup for good behavior by showering him or her with attention and by providing treats. When your veterinarian says it is OK, consider enrolling your puppy in training classes and take him or her to the dog park, so that he or she can become socialized.
Get to Know His or Her Personality
Puppies and new dogs may be shy when they enter a new home, so be patient while your new pup reveals his or her personality. When your puppy starts showing his likes and dislikes, pay attention. For instance, your puppy may not respond to food rewards but may love walks, so you can tailor your training approaches to incorporate that preference.
Chastain Veterinary Medical Group is here to support you as you welcome a new puppy to the family, with puppy checkups, spay and neuter services, and dog dental cleanings. Contact Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney at (972) 529-5033 or contact Preston Road Animal Hospital in Dallas at (972) 239-1309.
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