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2145 W Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75075

We are on the North East Corner of Park & Custer (Behind the Walgreens)

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Mon - Thurs: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Closed 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
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Getting the Right Diagnosis for Your Pet

Getting the Right Diagnosis for Your Pet

As in human medicine, health problems in dogs and cats are sometimes missed or diagnosed incorrectly. Arriving at a correct diagnosis involves good teamwork from you and your vet. As a holistic veterinarian, I spend a lot of time trying to help clients who are seeking...

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3 Common Objections to Holistic Veterinary Medicine

3 Common Objections to Holistic Veterinary Medicine

Conventional veterinary medicine claims that holistic therapies don’t work, or that any healing that does occur can be written off as coincidence or a placebo effect. Here are some powerful counterarguments against these claims. Many of my clients run into a number of...

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Holistic Medicine for “Hopeless” Cases

Holistic Medicine for “Hopeless” Cases

Conventional medicine has its place, but in many instances, there’s only so much it can do for a sick dog or cat. Often, turning to a holistic approach provides the key to healing these “hopeless” cases. There’s no denying that conventional medicine can play an...

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5 Causes of Hearing Loss in Dogs

5 Causes of Hearing Loss in Dogs

Is your dog going deaf? Perhaps they're just getting older, but there are other causes of hearing loss in canines, so it’s always a good idea to have them checked out by a veterinarian. When people find out their dogs have hearing loss, they often feel concerned. But...

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Functional Medicine for Dogs

Functional Medicine for Dogs

This approach to pet healthcare uses integrative medicine to get to the root cause of disease while focusing on the optimal functioning of the body and its organs. Functional medicine is a new term used to describe a unique approach to holistic healthcare for dogs...

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When Can Supplements Replace Medications in Dogs and Cats?

When Can Supplements Replace Medications in Dogs and Cats?

Conventional medications are sometimes necessary for pets and can be life-saving in an emergency. But when it comes to conditions like allergies, arthritis, or infections, natural supplements can often be used instead of drugs. While conventional medications have...

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Probiotics For Pets – A Primer

Probiotics For Pets – A Primer

They’re not just for GI issues. Probiotics can help with a range of health problems and can also help maintain overall wellness in healthy dogs and cats. Supplements for dogs and cats are many and varied, but my clients ask about probiotics the most. In fact, it’s a...

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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Pet

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Pet

Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for keeping your dog healthy and happy in the new year and beyond. Another year has gone by, and it’s time to start a new page in your life – and your dog’s. Among the New Year’s resolutions, you might make for this year, be sure to...

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Common Lab Tests for Pets – Part 2

Common Lab Tests for Pets – Part 2

Lab tests are an important part of your dog or cat’s routine checkups. Take a close-up look at some of the most common tests, and what they can tell you about your best friend’s health. Whenever you take your dog or cat to the vet for a routine checkup, the...

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5 Myths About Holistic Pet Care

5 Myths About Holistic Pet Care

Let’s debunk some common myths about alternative holistic pet care, and learn how to find a vet that won't break the bank. Interested in the benefits of natural medicine for your animal companion? Take a look at some common myths surrounding holistic pet care, and...

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At Paws & Claws Animal and Hospital Holistic Pet Center, we provide a true all-natural holistic approach to pet care practicing functional medicine because your pet’s whole health deserves the very best.

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