5720 Manchaca Road, Austin TX 78745

Opening Hours : Mon-Fri - 7am to 6pm, Sat 7:30am to 12pm
  Contact : (512) 442-6744

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Arthritis & Adequan

One of the most common conditions that affect our senior dogs and cats is osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease). Osteoarthritis is a disease that may affect any joint but is commonly found in a pet’s hip, elbow, shoulder, knee, wrist, or ankle joint.

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What’s in the sandbox?

Children love to play in sandboxes and in the dirt. Is it safe or can kids be exposed to your pet’s parasites? Kids are very vulnerable to parasites. Unfortunately young children tend to put their hands in their mouth just before you get a chance to wash them.

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When It’s Time to Say Goodbye

In my years of working at Manchaca Road Animal Hospital I have been asked many times, “When is it the right time to say goodbye to my beloved companion?” The answer depends on the nature of the disease and the health of your pet. I was faced with this last week. 

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Atopica (Manufactured by Novartis)

Atopica (Cyclosproine) is the first oral medication specifically developed to control Atopic Dermatitis. Atopy is one of the miserable itchy skin conditions our four-legged friends suffer from almost year around here in Central Texas. 

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Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease is a common but somewhat unfamiliar condition. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes feeding on infected animals and then biting another pet. Heartworm disease can affect both cats and dogs, even when they live indoors.

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