Last updated 7 days ago
As a loving pet owner, it’s only natural that you want the very best for your furry family member. It’s important, for example, to ensure that your dog or cat is eating a healthy diet. You can learn more about proper pet care with these links.
If you are concerned that your dog might be suffering from ARDS or Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, visit this page at PetMD.com.
If you are curious about your cat’s nutrition, click on this link from the ASPCA.
Cleaning your dog’s ears is an important part of pet hygiene. Learn the proper technique with this article from The Humane Society.
Check out this article from ABC News for 10 some invaluable cat care advice.
Read this article from the AVMA on the importance of wellness exams for your pet.
For a seven-day-a-week veterinary clinic, contact Gully Animal Hospital at (817) 756-6733. Our experienced and professional staff offers a full line of services, including emergency pet care, dog grooming, and pet boarding services. Visit our Arlington-based location today to learn more about our complete range of offerings.
Last updated 14 days ago
If your pet has been injured, you will want to seek veterinary care at your area animal clinic. But sometimes an animal injury can be difficult to detect. Unlike their human counterparts, our dogs and cats can’t just tell us what is wrong with them. As a result, it is important for all pet owners to recognize some of these basic signs that your pet has been injured or is in medical distress.
If you suspect that your pet is having trouble breathing, start by watching their chest. The chest wall should be expanding and contracting slowly and steadily. If there is little or no expansion of the chest wall, your pet could be in respiratory distress. Other signs of respiratory problems include an extended neck or head and loud or unusual sounds when breathing.
If your dog or cat has had a mishap or been in an accident, they may show signs of trauma, including lacerations or obviously broken bones, an inability to stand by themselves or severe limping, or symptoms of pain including whining or guarding. Also, be aware of a sudden or unusual lack of coordination, as this too can be a sign of trauma or sudden injury.
Your pet may be experiencing gastrointestinal distress if he or she is vomiting or has diarrhea. Pay particular attention to blood in the vomit or stool, as this can be a symptom of additional internal injuries. In less severe cases, your cat or dog might have a lack of appetite or general fatigue.
Nervous System Distress
If your dog or cat is suffering from an injury to the nervous system, they may demonstrate neurological symptoms such as restlessness, tremors, or seizures. To check for neurological issues, begin by attempting to interact with your dog or cat. If your pet’s nervous system is impacted they will likely not be alert and may have trouble responding to voice and touch.
If you are concerned that your dog or cat has sustained an injury, contact Gully Animal Hospital at (817) 756-6733. Conveniently located in Arlington, our emergency animal clinic offers compassionate and professional care for your favorite four-legged friends.
Last updated 21 days ago
Ear infections are a common pet problem and, in some cases, can be an ongoing or chronic concern. An ear infection is most commonly caused by allergies, parasites, foreign bodies, hormonal imbalances, and other factors. In fact, some breeds are even pre-disposed to ear infections. Would you recognize the symptoms of an ear infection in your dog or cat? For example, did you know that head shaking is a common sign of ear infections? To learn more about ear infections, their diagnosis, and their treatment, watch this short video.
Gully Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary clinic. With more than 30 years of experience, our professional and compassionate staff is available seven days a week at our pet clinic and emergency pet hospital. Call us today at (817) 756-6733 to learn more about our full range of prevention, treatment, and wellness care offerings.
Last updated 25 days ago
While all dogs have some level of bacteria growing in their ears, if the natural balance of your pet’s ears becomes unsettled, an ear infection can occur. If you suspect that your dog may be suffering from an ear infection, contact your local animal clinic and read on for a better understanding of ear infection care.
Pets with ear infections will often display a number of symptoms, including discharge from the ears and redness or swelling in the inner flap or canal of the ear. You may notice some behavioral changes in your dog as well, including seemingly excessive scratching, shaking, or tilting of the head. It is also likely that he or she will react negatively to having his or her ears touched when suffering from an ear infection.
If you suspect that your dog has an ear infection, make an appointment with your veterinarian. Depending on the severity of the infection, your animal care practitioner may prescribe a course of oral antibiotics, ear drops, or other alternative treatments. Because ear infections can be not only painful to your pet, but also permanently damaging to his or her hearing, it is important to seek care as soon as you notice symptoms.
Routine care of your dog’s ears can help to prevent ear infections before they take root. Clean your pet’s ears regularly, but avoid inserting anything directly into the ear canal. If your dog has hairs in his or her ear canal, ask your veterinarian about having them tweezed out to prevent matting in the ears. Also, recognize if your dog is at high risk for ear infections. For example, dogs that spend a great deal of time in moist climates or dogs with floppy ears are typically more prone to infections. If your dog is considered to be at high risk, ask your animal clinic to inspect your pet’s ears each time you visit.
If you think your dog may have an ear infection, seek veterinary care from Gully Animal Hospital. Our experienced and professional staff offers compassionate care for your dog or cat at our Arlington animal clinic. Contact us today at (817) 756-6733 to schedule an appointment.
Last updated 1 month ago
Gully Animal Hospital is proud to provide a wide range of services, including dog grooming, pet boarding, and vaccinations and shots to all Arlington dog and cat owners. To learn even more about how to select the best puppy breed for your personality and lifestyle, click on the links below.
The veterinary team at Gully Animal Hospital treats every dog and cat as if it were a member of our own family, and our animal clinic stays open late seven days a week to cater to all of our Texas clients. If you live in Arlington or Mansfield, call our office today at (817) 756-6733 to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian.