Pet Health Advice From Our Vets

Can a Vaccinated Dog Get Rabies?

Can a Vaccinated Dog Get Rabies?

If your dog has been vaccinated the chances of them getting rabies is low, however, the vaccine doesn't offer 100% full protection. In this blog, our Grand Prairie vets explain what rabies is, provide more details on the vaccine and its level of protection, as well as what to do if your pup was exposed to rabies.

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Cat & Kitten Vaccinations - What You Should Know

Cat & Kitten Vaccinations - What You Should Know

Vaccinations are an important part of keeping your cat healthy their whole life. At Carrier Animal Hospital we offer all the vaccines your cat needs to be protected from dangerous diseases. Here, our Grand Prairie vets discuss the essential vaccines your cat requires and when you should have your kitten vaccinated.

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Rabies in Cats

Rabies in Cats

Rabies is a deadly virus that is very contagious for pets including cats. In this blog, our Grand Prairie vets discuss the impact the rabies virus can have on cats including how common it is, its symptoms, and how it can be prevented.

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Managing Pain in Dogs After Neutering

Managing Pain in Dogs After Neutering

We know it can be hard deciding to have your adorable male pooch neutered but, these procedures are routine for our vets and they are fairly easy for your dog to recover from. Today, our Grand Prairie vets discuss the importance of neutering procedures for dogs and how you can help your dog manage any pain or discomfort they might be feeling during their recovery period.

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IVDD Surgery for Dogs - What Pet Parents Should Know

IVDD Surgery for Dogs - What Pet Parents Should Know

Surgery isn't needed for every case of IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) in dogs, but for this condition that affects a pup's ability to walk, surgery might just be the best option. In this blog, our Grand Prairie vets explain what IVDD is, how it affects dogs and the treatment options that are available, including surgery.

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Caring for Your Cat After Surgery

Caring for Your Cat After Surgery

To help your beloved kitty return to normal as quickly as possible after they have surgery, you need to know how to care for them properly. In this blog, our knowledgeable Grand Prairie vets discuss the ways you can help your cat feel better after surgery and what you can expect from the post-operation process.

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Getting Your Dog Neutered or Spayed

Getting Your Dog Neutered or Spayed

In this blog, our Grand Prairie share with you the reasons why you should have your dog spayed or neutered as well as everything you need to know about these common veterinary surgeries.

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Hip Dysplasia Surgery in Dogs

Hip Dysplasia Surgery in Dogs

Hip dysplasia can occur in any breed of dog and is an abnormal formation of one or both of a dog's hips, this can lead to them experiencing pain or discomfort whenever they exercise or change position. Here our vets in Grand Prairie discuss the symptoms, causes, and treatment options of hip dysplasia in dogs.

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Why Regular Checkups Are Important to Your Pet's Health

Why Regular Checkups Are Important to Your Pet's Health

Routine checkups or wellness exams for your pet once a year provide your veterinarian with the opportunity to inspect your companion's health and look for signs of diseases early while they are easier to treat. In this blog, our vets in Grand Prairie discuss the importance of routine cat and dog wellness exams and preventative care for pets.

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Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs: Types, Causes and Treatment

Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs: Types, Causes and Treatment

Joint pain is an incredibly common condition burdening dogs of all ages, reducing their quality of life, likely evolving into more serious issues and injuries. Joint pain in dogs can be obvious at advanced stages, but it is important to be able to identify the subtle symptoms before they become increasingly painfull and less treatable. 

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