Laser Therapy for Pets: Pain Relief, Healing, and More

At Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center, we are always searching for new and better ways to care for our beloved patients, especially where pain and healing are concerned. In the not-too-distant past, we relied almost exclusively on postoperative medications for pain management following surgeries and injuries, and for many persistent health conditions, but laser therapy [...]

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Diagnostic Imaging in Pets

When it comes to arriving at a fast, accurate diagnosis for your pet, Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center can’t be beat. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, as well as other diagnostic tests, so we can help our four-legged patients as efficiently as possible. Diagnostic imaging in pets is an important part of what we do. [...]

Heartworm Prevention: The Only Way to Truly Protect Your Pet

Mosquitoes have a terrible reputation. While most adult mosquitoes are content to feast on plant nectar, females require blood meals prior to and following egg production. They torture humans with those itchy bites, but worst of all, they’re responsible for spreading diseases like malaria, west Nile, and the Zika virus. And they don’t just stop [...]

Spay and Neuter Questions Answered

Almost every pet owner is faced with spay or neuter surgery unless the pet was already altered when adopted or purchased. In fact, at Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center, we do these procedures on a daily basis. They are common enough that we often forget that pet owners might have some questions, so we thought [...]

What to Know About Pet Urinary Tract Infections

Did you know that pets can get urinary tract infections? Whether it is having accidents in the house, going out frequently, or the presence of blood in the urine, pet urinary tract infections are no fun for anyone involved. Unfortunately, they are a common problem seen in our patients that animal lovers everywhere should know [...]

ProHeart 6: Combating Heartworm Disease Just Got Easier

As previously highlighted in a past blog, Texas ranks among the top 10 states where heartworm disease is most prevalent. It absolutely cannot emphasized enough that it only takes one bite from an infected mosquito for your pet to contract heartworm disease. Luckily for pet owners, there is a wide array of heartworm prevention to [...]

Please Don’t Pass the Gravy: Pet Pancreatitis and the Holidays

With all the decorating, baking, and wrapping of gifts this month, pet pancreatitis isn’t really something most pet owners want to consider. Yet the number of cases of pancreatitis in pets rises sharply around the holidays. There are some obvious reasons for this. After all, what pet lover doesn’t want to share a bit of [...]