Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sweet Blind Harley Spends the Day at Our Doggie Care

Harley was a new patient at our Rowlett hospital who came in for doggie daycare. He is newly blind from diabetes. He worked on an enrichment puzzle to keep his brain sharp.

For the video he wouldn't do the puzzle completely (camera shy) but throughout the day he slyly moved pieces of the puzzle to reward himself with treats.

Such a sweet, smart boy. We look forward to having you back, Harley!

Learn more about Animal Hospital of Rowlett's Doggie Day Care Service

Cat licks

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Our Thoughts on the Dangers of Anesthesia-free Dentistry

Anesthesia-free pet dentistry (AFD) has gained popularity over the last few years. The main factors driving this are the lower cost and the perceived risk of general anesthesia. This is true; AFD is cheaper and has no anesthetic risk. It is hard to fault the owner for seeking treatment that they think is equal to what a veterinary clinic offers but costs less and is safer.

Unfortunately, AFD brings with it other risks and leaves many (if not most) patients to suffer silently from unrecognized dental pathology.

Owners think they received a valuable service, when in fact they and their pets benefited very little. AFD services overstate the risks of anesthesia and prey on owner’s fear.
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Holly is blind, but she gets around very well (and safely) by wearing her halo.

Halo can be purchased from

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Easy Nail Trims

This is why counter conditioning as a pup onto nail trims/dremel is a good thing. Wouldn't you like your dogs' nail trim to be this easy?

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