We are excited to welcome new and current patients here at Paws & Claws. Currently we are completing in-house appointments. Please give us a call at 972-867-8800 ext. 1 when you arrive to ensure a sanitized exam room is available. We look forward to serving you and your four-legged family member. Please note: We apologize for the inconvenience, due to quality control, we do not fulfill online pharmacy prescriptions or requests. As always, the safety of your pet is our top priority.

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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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Common Lab Tests for Pets – Part 1

Common Lab Tests for Pets – Part 1

Lab tests are an important part of your dog or cat’s routine checkups. We 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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Antioxidant Supplements For Your Dog

Antioxidant Supplements For Your Dog

Antioxidant supplements are powerful tools for your dog’s health, but choosing the right ones for his individual needs requires some detective work. Antioxidants are powerful natural medicines. They offer support for a wide range of problems in dogs and reduce...

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How Pet Care Has Changed In 25 Years

How Pet Care Has Changed In 25 Years

From titer testing and better cancer treatment to pet insurance and the introduction of hemp oil, pet healthcare has improved by leaps and bounds over the last quarter-century. When I started my practice 25 years ago, holistic healing was in its infancy. Since then,...

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Does Your Dog or Cat Have Scaly Skin?

Does Your Dog or Cat Have Scaly Skin?

Scaly skin in pets may be nothing much to worry about. But if it’s excessive, it can signal a more serious underlying issue and should be checked out. Scaly skin, often referred to by pet owners as dandruff, is a common condition in dogs and cats. While it can often...

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Side Effects of Corticosteroids

Side Effects of Corticosteroids

While corticosteroids definitely have their place, steroids are frequently over-prescribed and misused, and can lead to serious health consequences in pets. Corticosteroids (often referred to as just “steroids”) are among the most commonly prescribed medications in...

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Enzymes and Your Dog or Cat

Enzymes and Your Dog or Cat

Every pet can benefit from enzyme supplementation. Enzymes not only support digestive health and enhance nutrient absorption; they also reduce inflammation and boost overall wellness. Enzymes are among the most commonly used supplements in pets. I believe all dogs and...

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Melatonin for Dogs and Cats

Melatonin for Dogs and Cats

Along with promoting sleep, melatonin may also help with Cushing’s disease, separation anxiety, and other dog and cat health problems. Melatonin as a nutritional supplement is often used by humans for sleep problems, but it also has several health applications for...

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Using Conventional Medications Safely

Using Conventional Medications Safely

Medications like antibiotics, NSAIDs, and steroids are sometimes necessary to treat canine and feline illnesses, but it’s important they’re not used indiscriminately. As a holistic veterinarian, my goal is to help dogs and cats using as many natural therapies as...

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MRSA in Dogs

MRSA in Dogs

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcal aureus (MRSA) usually manifests as severe skin infections in canines. Treatment requires an integrative approach. You’ve probably heard of MRSA before now. This “superbug” has been coming up a lot in human medical news. Several...

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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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