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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Canine Influenza

If you would like more information about Canine Influenza, please read through the article we have provided. Our goal is to help our clients stay well informed and to keep our patients healthy and happy.

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Wow! Where Were You In 1974?

I was here at Manchaca Road Animal Hospital. We opened July 8, 1974 on a Saturday. It was Dr. T.F. Martin and I, eagerly waiting to greet our first clients. Looking back over the years, the advancements in Veterinary medicine since the 1970’s is mind boggling. Our lab equipment was a microscope, a centrifuge, and a spectrometer. The spectrometer consisted of a small gray rectangular box with several holes for lab tubes in which you measured different chemicals with blood. These specimens were heated and timed to check out the kidney, liver, and other bodily functions, which were very important in dogs being treated for heartworm disease or in elderly patients.

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Putting Those Common Misconceptions to Rest

“MY DOG IS SCOOTING HIS BOTTOM. I THINK HE HAS WORMS”
When a dog is scooting it usually means the anal glands are full. This can easily be resolved with a trip to the vet to have them manually expressed. Very rarely it may be a case of intestinal parasites.

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What’s the best dog for you?

There are so many things to consider when you decide on adopting a dog. Big or small? Energetic or Docile? Fully Grown or Puppy? Do you really want a dog or do you just like the idea of having a dog? Keeping a few things in mind and just a little bit of research will lead you to the best possible candidate.

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Canine Ear Infections

If you’re like most of our clients at Manchaca Road Animal Hospital, you absolutely adore your pooch. You love everything about them dearly. The way they perk up whenever they see you coming, the way they bark, and the way they blissfully wag their tail! Therefore, as a good pet parent you want your dog to constantly be robust and in good health. So, what if your dog is relentlessly scratching his ears? Could it possibly be an infection?

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