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  • cardiovascular disease in pets

Cardiovascular Disease in Pets: A Silent Threat

Bella is a 6-year-old long-haired cat who loves pouncing on her toy mice and napping in the sun. When Bella’s owner noticed her sleeping more than normal and not eating her entire dinner and knowing that Bella was overdue for her annual wellness visit, she scheduled an appointment with their family veterinarian. During Bella’s exam, [...]

  • Lymphoma in dogs

Oncology Highlight: Canine Lymphoma

Dogs can develop many different types of cancer. Canine lymphoma accounts for up to 24% of all dog cancers, and is the most common cancer type arising from hematopoietic cells (i.e., immature blood cells). If your dog has been diagnosed with lymphoma, you likely have many questions about their cancer type, and their long-term prognosis. [...]

  • Reasons your dog is limping

Why Is My Dog Limping?

  You know the heart-sinking feeling. Your dog is happily playing in the backyard, and suddenly limps back to you. Whether they didn’t land properly after catching a frisbee, or developed the limp for seemingly no reason, you are concerned whether your furry pal has a debilitating injury, or simply overdid things. Your primary care veterinarian [...]

  • Veterinary Technician running CT scan for a German Shepard

X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT, and MRI: What are the Differences and Why Would My Pet Need Them?

When something is amiss with your pet, we often rely on the most advanced diagnostic tools to make a diagnosis, determine the problem’s extent, and create a plan for treatment. As an integral part of this process, Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center’s advanced imaging capabilities are an invaluable part of your pet’s medical care. [...]

  • Cancer Treatment in Pets

10 Misconceptions About Pets and Cancer

Misconceptions abound about cancer and pets, and many people apply what they know about human cancers to animals. Although there are some similarities, many human cancer traits—including appearance, treatments, side effects, and prognosis—differ drastically. We separate fact from fiction, so you can make the best decisions regarding cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for your furry [...]

  • Veterinarian examining dog's teeth as part of a comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment (COHAT)

Dental Cleanings: The Key to Preventing Dental Problems

Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center’s dentistry department is equipped to manage and treat a wide array of dental issues in pets. Our board-certified veterinary dentist and specialized equipment allow us to treat  advanced dental cases, including: Fractured or dislocated teeth Jaw fractures Exposed pulp Tooth-root abscesses Malocclusions Oral tumors Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions Restoratives [...]

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery: Less Pain, Faster Recovery

Your pet’s health and comfort are always our focus, and we pride ourselves on using cutting-edge techniques to provide the best medical care available. Our board-certified veterinary surgeons will partner with your family veterinarian to perform challenging surgeries that require specialized equipment, techniques, or expertise. In some cases, we can perform minimally invasive surgery to [...]

  • Cat's Urinary Health

5 Steps for Maintaining Your Cat’s Urinary Health

Cats are notoriously plagued by urinary problems. Kidney disease, chronic bladder inflammation, and urethral obstruction are common feline medical conditions, and many owners want to know how they can maintain their cat’s urinary health and keep these problems at bay. Whether your cat has a history of urinary trouble, or you hope to prevent disease [...]

  • Chemotherapy in Pets

What to Expect if Your Pet Needs Chemotherapy

A pet’s cancer diagnosis can be devastating, but many treatment options are available that can increase your pet’s quality of life, give you more time with her, or possibly cure her cancer. After your pet’s cancer is diagnosed, Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center’s oncology department can offer options for treatment and work with you [...]

  • Neurological Health

Your Dog’s Neurologic Health

Your dog’s neurologic system is like an intricate network of wires that leads to the main control center—his brain. Like lines of communication throughout a building, if your dog develops a problem with his brain, spinal cord, or a nerve, his entire body can be affected. Neurologic conditions can cause problems you may expect, such [...]


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