Laryngeal Paralysis (Blog by Dr. Jamie Senthirajah)
Overview Laryngeal Paralysis is an upper airway disease process that occurs more commonly in dogs, but can also affect cats. It involves a dysfunction of the recurrent laryngeal nerve which controls a cartilage in the larynx. During inspiration this cartilage
Post by Dr. Senthirajah As you can imagine, very few people want rodents near their home. Thus, rodenticides are commonly used; as a result pets are at an increased risk of rodenticide ingestion. How do Rodenticides Work? The most common
Thunderstorm v. the Thunderdome- what to do with that anxious cutie
Hey guys, what’s up? You new to Austin? If so, here is the deal… we get some pretty nasty thunderstorms around this time of year and they typically last through May. So there are some things you should know about
That Tooth Has Got to Go!
Reasons for Dental Extractions Post by Dr. Cindy Carter So, your pet comes in for a dental exam or maybe they’re even at the vet under anesthesia for a routine cleaning and you receive a call: “Your pet needs extractions.”
The “Tooth” About Pet Dental Care & Cleanings
Post By Dr. Cindy Carter The mouth. It’s a pretty disgusting place, both in humans and in our dog and cat counterparts. It’s warm and wet and a great place for bacteria to set up shop. With that thought in
DNA Testing: Who’s Your Daddy?
Post By Dr. Cindy Carter Chiweenie? Corgiedoodle? Coton de Pekingnese? Do you ever wonder just what in the world kind of dog you have? Most of us don’t have an AKC registered pet. We adopt from shelters, Craigslist, or even
Hypothyroidism in Dogs
Post by Dr. Jamie Senthirajah Overview Has your pup recently become (or has always been) a lazy bum that seems to be packing on the pounds? We’ll it may not be just because he is a couch potato, but he
Hyperthyroidism in Cats
Post by Dr. Jamie Senthirajah Overview Do you envy your cat because he is able to eat whatever he wants and still loses weight? Well, it may not be good genes keeping him svelte enough to fit in those skinny
Post by Dr. Jamie Senthirajah Heartworm Disease Overview Heartworm disease is an infectious process that can affect your dog. This disease is transmitted from mosquitoes that harbor the infectious larvae they pick up from other pets affected by this disease.