Proheart 12

Proheart 12

A convenient and cost-effective once a year injection so you don’t have to worry about forgetting a monthly dose and leaving your best friend exposed to heartworm disease. The short answer: mosquitoes. A single bite from an infected mosquito can put your dog at risk for developing heartworm disease.  An infected mosquito bites your dog, infecting your dog with heartworm larvae. …

heatstroke in dogs

Heatstroke in Dogs

Heatstroke in dogs occurs when a dog’s normal body mechanisms cannot keep the body’s temperature in a safe range.  The average normal body temperature for a dog is 101.5 F. A dog with heatstroke will often have a temperature in the range of 104 F to 106 F. Severe heatstroke can result in gastrointestinal upset, dysfunction of internal organs, spontaneous internal bleeding, …

Allergy testing

allergy testing, lytle veterinary clinic

Allergy Testing at Lytle Veterinary Clinic.  Every allergy case is unique. There is no magic pill for itchy pets. There are many options for short-term solutions to help control allergic disease signs in your patients. Immunomodulatory drugs target proteins with more wide-reaching impacts upon the body than just the causation of itch. No drug can cure chronic allergic disease; it can …

Toxic foods for your pets

Toxic Foods

Top 10 Toxins in the Kitchen Alcohol is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and affects pets quickly. Ingestion of alcohol can cause dangerous drops in blood sugar, blood pressure and body temperature. Intoxicated animals can experience wine, Toxic Foods for Pets seizures and respiratory failure. Products such as desserts containing alcohol or yeast-containing doughs are often the unknown culprits. Avocado, …

ContinuingEducation

Continuing Education

Did you know that Texas veterinarians are required to complete 17 hours of continuing education per year? Licensed veterinary technicians are required to take 10 hours. Last month, our whole staff attended the America Veterinary Medical Association convention that was held in San Antonino. We are all eager to find out about new ways to help our patients lead a healthy life and make that …