Our facility is located southwest of the Ferguson Road and Lakeland intersection (across from Walgreens and beside CVS).
In the business since 1972, we maintain a state-of-the-art facility for the diagnosing and treatment of our patients, as well as providing boarding and grooming for our companion animals.
We are pleased and proud to show our clients through our Clinic facilities whenever they visit, and encourage visits by the owners when their companions require extended hospital stays.
April 2016 Newsletter: All About Heartworm DiseaseApril is National Heartworm Awareness Month! Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease found in dogs and cats and transmitted by mosquitoes. With Texas being a warm-weathered state, especially this past year, heartworms are a serious problem that pet owners should be aware of.
What are Heartworms and Heartworm Disease?
Heartworm disease is a serious disease that causes damage to a pets (mostly dogs, cats and ferrets) organs, specifically the heart. Left untreated, it can cause death. It is caused by a parasitic worm that is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. When bit by the infected mosquito, the pet is the definitive host; this means that the heartworm can then mature and create offspring in the body of the pet.
Heartworms are different than the parasitic worms that are found in the stool of our companion animals. They can grow up to a foot long and are spaghetti-like. This allows for the worm to wrap around and grow in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of pets.
Heartworm disease is found mainly in the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from the Gulf of Mexico to New Jersey and along the Mississippi River. Heartworm disease has been known to be diagnosed in all 50 states.
Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats
Heartworm disease is most commonly found in dogs. In fact…
About the Photographers
Several photographers from the DFW area were gracious enough to allow us to use their photographs on our website. Further information is provided below If you are interested in learning more about the photographers or are interested in scheduling your pet to get their picture taken.
Teresa Berg read more…
Award winning photographer Teresa Berg specializes in pet and family portraiture in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Her artistic images appear in numerous publications and fine homes across the country. For more information www.teresaberg.com.
Nancy Degenkolb read more…
Today’s Photography for Tomorrow’s Memories – Nancy Degenkolb Photography is based out of Fort Worth, Texas. Nancy travels nationally and abroad catering to distinctive clients world wide. She specializes in Pet photography, Pet Parts photography, family photography and children photography. For more information www.ndegenkolb.com.
Fiona Green read more…
Fiona Green studied photography at Dawson Institute of Photography in Montreal, Canada. As well as regularly contributing to a variety of magazines and books, she recently published her own book, ‘Mewsings’, a collection of photographs with fascinating facts about cats. A passionate animal lover, she devotes much of her spare time to helping our furry friends. As well as fostering homeless cats she co-founded a non-profit organization, AANT (Animal Advocates of North Texas), to help animals in need. For more information www.fionagreenphotography.com.