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There’s No Place Like Home!

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blog5bYour family’s world could change in an instant. An open gate or door can allow your pet to escape in a flash. 1 in 3 pets will get lost during their lifetime. Over 10 million pets are lost every year. Without identification, 90% of lost pets will NEVER return home. Thankfully there is a solution to help reunite beloved lost pets with their families…microchips! Every month over 10,000 pets are reunited with their families thanks to microchips!

Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pets skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.

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A HomeAgain microchip is permanent pet ID. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pets shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchips unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.

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We use HomeAgain brand microchips at Cornerstone Animal Clinic. HomeAgain is the only dog & cat microchipping product on the market today that has the Bio-Bond patented anti-migration feature to help ensure that the microchip will stay in place so that it may be easily located and scanned. If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used by HomeAgain to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.

blog5eA microchip saves the day for one of our dog clinic’s guests.

Today one of our clients brought in a scared little french bulldog that she found running down her street. Fallon immediately took her back to our treatment area to scan her for a microchip. Everyone anxiously waited until the scanner beeped, showing that she had one! We wrote down her unique microchip identification number and called HomeAgain to see if it was registered. (Over 50% of microchipped pets are unfortunately never registered, which defeats the purpose of implanting one. This is why we make sure to register every pet we microchip so that our client’s don’t have to worry about forgetting to do so.) Thankfully, her registration information was current and we were able to contact her owner within minutes of her arriving to our veterinary clinic to let her know that “Zoey” had been found! Her owner had been distraught and was missing her terribly. She had slipped out of her collar last night and ran away after something startled her. Zoey was reunited with her very grateful owner and is back at home, safe and sound!

If your pet is not microchipped and you would like to have this done, just give us a call at 972-385-3555 and we will schedule an appointment for you!

Have a pawsome day!

Sincerely,

Fallon Henry

Fallon Henry

Maya Alexander, Receptionist

Maya Alexander, Receptionist

Dog Clinic in Dallas, TX | Cornerstone Animal Clinic

Storm Watch 2014

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I knew when I woke up that today was going to be a stormy day…I picked it up with my keen sense of storm prediction.

I put on my Thundershirt when I got to work to help me stay calm so that I could help my dad while he works and also help to keep all of the patients at the clinic calm as well. I also convinced some of the staff to feed me some Stress Away treats as…I have excellent powers of persuasion!

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We had a tornado warning this afternoon and the tornado sirens sounded. I made sure to take cover under my desk so that I would be safe.

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Once the worst of the storm passed, I was exhausted. It’s hard work being a storm chaser! My meteorological skills were really being used to the max today! I decided that it was time for me to take a much-deserved nap!

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I hope that you and your fur-kids have a safe day! Stay indoors if you can!

Pawsitively Yours,

Bernie, Storm Chaser

Bernie, Storm Chaser

Nutrition Is The Foundation For Your Pet’s Health

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A well-maintained nutritional program is the best thing you can do for your pet. At Cornerstone Animal Clinic, we offer three different brands of veterinary-exclusive prescription diets so that we can help you provide the best nutrition for your beloved furry family member.

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Royal Canin was founded by veterinarian Jean Cathary in France in 1968. They pride themselves on science-based nutrition. Each of their canine and feline diets are made up of over 50 nutrients that must be included to supply the most effective nutrition for cats and dogs of all ages and lifestyles.

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Hill’s Prescription Diet has been leading America’s pet nutrition since 1939. Their nutritional philosophy is to specially formulate their diets to include 100% of what pets need and 0% of what they don’t.

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For over 20 years, Purina Veterinary Diets have been formulated as nutritional aids in the dietary management of dogs and cats with certain health issues. As the pace of change in pet care accelerates, their challenge is to lead with fresh, innovative approaches to making the lives of dogs and cats better.
Our veterinarians and staff are here to educate you on the best nutrition plan for your pet.

As the leaders to your healthier pet, our staff at Cornerstone Animal Clinic is continuing their education by taking comprehensive nutritional courses offered by each of these companies to give us more knowledge and insight into how to provide the best foundational nutrition for your fur-kid.

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Every month, our veterinary clinic offers a different educational display for our clients. This month’s topic is nutrition. Stop by today to learn how you can provide the best nutrition for your pet!

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Have a great day!

Maya Alexander, Receptionist

Maya Alexander, Receptionist

Certified Pet-Nutrition Consultant, Purina

Graduate of the Royal Canin Academy

My Day At The Spa

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Well, much to my dismay, my dad said he didn’t like that I was starting to smell like a dog! Can you believe it? I have been working hard at rolling in the dirt and grass at home to perfect the ideal scent for him and he doesn’t like it. I guess it’s a good thing they have a full-service grooming department at Cornerstone Animal Clinic so I can get all cleaned up while my dad is at work! I have to admit, I did love being pampered, and they even gave me a stylish bandana to wear. I guess since I’m becoming a celebrity I should start enjoying this kind of lifestyle!

Our Bathing Department

Our Bathing Department

Our Grooming Department

Our Grooming Department

Me After My Spa Day

Me After My Spa Day

You should bring your fur-kid in for a day of pampering at the spa…I’m sure they would love it too!

Have a pawsome day!

Bernie

Bernie

 

Dog Clinic in Dallas, TX | Cornerstone Animal Clinic

Welcome To My Blog!

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I have only been working with my dad at Cornerstone Animal Clinic since August, but I have made myself at home. I quickly earned the position as Official Clinic Greeter, but really my favorite titles are “Beggar” and “Treat Stealer”. I have worked very hard to train the staff and clients to feel pity for me and give me treats from the treat station in the waiting area.

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I usually come to work with my dad every day, except for the days when I decide I’m too tired and I need to lounge around on the couch all day.

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I look forward to sharing my thoughts, my tips, and the stories of my adventures with you. This will help you be the best mom or dad to your fur-kids! If you’re ever at the clinic I’d love to meet you!

Have a pawsome day!

Bernie

Bernie

The Danger of Toxic Plants

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This summer should be spent out by the pool, working in our gardens or grilling out with our family and friends making great memories! When you’re out and about, make sure to keep your eyes on your fluffy family member at all times so that there are no temptations to chew or eat any plants that might be toxic to them.

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blog7cThis adorable young wheaton terrier, Olivia unfortunately found out first hand the consequences of eating the toxic sago palm. Luckily her mom saw the chewed up plant and brought Olivia in to see Dr. Morse at our veterinary clinic just in time! Within 15 minutes of ingestion you might notice drooling, decreased appetite, vomiting, or diarrhea. Central nervous system signs such as weakness, seizures, tremors or severe liver failure can be seen within 2-3 days after ingestion. Olivia had a comprehensive blood panel run in our in-house laboratory, was given oral activated charcoal to help absorb any of the toxins, and was sent home on several medications to help prevent any further problems. She is expected to make a full recovery after her scary adventure.

Beware of the following plants that can be toxic to your pet:

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(CLICK HERE for a complete list of toxic and non-toxic plants.)

If you have a pet that is DETERMINED to chew, eat, or even just play with your plants, here are a few non-toxic alternatives:

  • catnip/catmint
  • african violet
  • bamboo
  • gerber daisy
  • spider plant
  • boston fern
  • orchid

We hope you and your furry family members have a safe and fun summer! Don’t forget, if you have any questions, our animal doctors are just a phone call away!
Sincerely,

Maya Alexander, Receptionist

Maya Alexander, Receptionist

Welcome to the Cornerstone Animal Clinic Blog

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Hello everyone!

Welcome to our new blog! We want to be able to connect with you…our valued clients outside of the clinic, so we have started this blog. We look forward to getting to share funny stories, helpful information, interesting cases, and more! If there is a specific topic that you would like for us to cover, please let us know!

Thank you all so much for entrusting us with the care of your 4-legged family members. We are so grateful to have such wonderful clients!
Sincerely,

Mandy Hall, Practice Manager

Mandy Hall,
Practice Manager