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The Rattlesnake Vaccine

The time for snakebites in Central Texas is most of the year, but is especially prevalent during the hot summer months.  The curious and fearless nature of our dogs makes them natural targets for rattlesnake bites.

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Dog In Car

Heat Stroke in Dogs

We have seen record heat very early this year and a tragic result is the increase of heat related deaths among dogs that are left in cars. Even though it is the end of summer, the heat is not letting up, so we want to remind you to be on guard against heat stroke. It takes less than 10 minutes for the interior of a vehicle to reach 160 degrees on a 90 degree day.

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The Scoop: Pet Food Recall

Everyone has asked the burning question… “What should I be feeding my pet?” There has been much frustration over the recent scare with pet food. The information we have so far indicates that a shipment of wheat gluten from China was contaminated. In late March the agent melamine, used in plastic production and as a fertilizer in Asia, was identified as the possible cause of illness. All the foods containing this source of wheat gluten have been removed from the market.

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Case of the Month Spring 2007

A 9-year-old male Lhasa Apso came into the clinic on March 12, 2007. Another dog had attacked him the previous weekend. Initially he was treated at another vet clinic were his wounds were cleaned and he was started on antibiotics. When the pet first presented to our hospital, the wounds were large black areas where the skin had been traumatized. It was evident that these areas of skin would eventually die and slough away. This leaves an open wound. Bite wounds are contaminated and should be treated as open wounds in order to allow drainage and healing by granulation tissue.

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