5720 Menchaca Road, Austin TX 78745

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All Posts in Category: Preventative Health

Senior Moments in Dogs

At Manchaca Road Animal Hospital, we consider our canine friends a senior when they turn seven. This is the time when aging of the brain, otherwise known as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, can lead to new behaviors.

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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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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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