Our Hospital - Paws & Claws Animal Hospital
Our Unique Approach | Holistic, Natural Care | Cutting Edge | Hours
Convenient Care | New Clients | Personalized Pet Care
Your Pets Are Special | No More Anesthetic Worries| Immunizations
Tumor Aspiration Biopsy | Nutritional Counseling | Affordable Care
Our reception area features a large assortment of high quality pet care supplements to keep your pet healthy.
Our Unique Approach: A First For North Texas
You don't want your pet "doped up" with harmful medications every time he's sick. And, if we can prevent illness, that's even better.
That's why we take a holistic approach for those clients who desire this special care. By combining common-sense nutrition with alternative therapies such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and dietary supplementation, we reduce your pet's requirements for potentially harmful medications.
Simple, easy, natural, healthy. And yes, we even offer a unique holistic anesthetic protocol. Be sure and ask us about this special feature!
Holistic, Natural Care
Our goals at Paws & Claws Animal Hospital are the same as those stated in the mission statement of all naturopathic doctors: First, Do No Harm Second, Treat the Patient as an Individual Third, Prevention is the Best Medicine Fourth, Seek the Root Cause of the Disease Fifth, The Doctor Functions as a Teacher Sixth, Use the Healing Power of Nature
At Paws & Claws, we have some additional goals to help your pet heal naturally:
First - When Possible, Say No To Drugs
Second - Prevent the Disease Whenever Possible
Third - Heal the Patient, Rather Than Treat the Disease
Fourth - Offer Hope for Those Cases Which Seem Hopeless
Fifth - Reduce the Cost of Health Care Whenever Possible
Cutting Edge Care
To continue his education and ensure your pet receives top-notch care, Dr. Shawn maintains an active membership in several health care organizations, including the Oncology (Cancer) Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and Texas Veterinary Medical Association.
To minimize any inconvenience, we request that you schedule an appointment as our hours vary during the week (see Contact Us page).
Paws & Claws Offers Convenient Care
You're a busy person, and don't have a lot of time to waste in a waiting room full of nervous pets. We value your time too! Our convenient hours fit most busy schedules. And if you can't make it in for an "official" appointment, our special "Drop-Off" service allows us to care for your pet regardless of your schedule.
If you wish to become a new client of Paws & Claws Animal Hospital you can fill out our New Client form below and bring it in with your first visit.
New Client Registration Form
Our receptionist Tawnya books your appointment and greets you as you enter our hospital.
Personalized Pet Care - You're In Good Hands
Our highly trained staff are all caring animal lovers. Their goal is to make your pet's experience a pleasant one by providing quality care in a friendly manner. In keeping with our goal of serving as a spokesman for your pet, you can feel confident following our staff's health care recommendations.
We offer personalized pet care for each and every patient. Each year, by answering specific questions about your pet, YOU tell us if your pet has any problems. Then, we individualize treatment for him. Each pet receives an annual blood profile. This blood profile tells us what is normal for YOUR pet. We rely on this information if your pet ever gets sick (it's much more accurate than looking up a generic set of "normal" values in a textbook). By detecting disease early, your pet's blood profile helps us treat him BEFORE he suffers from illness.
Unique, highly personal, quality preventive health care. That's what pet care at Paws & Claws Animal Hospital is all about!
All your pets will be treated like they are one of our family!
All Of Your Pets Are Special
Our commitment is to provide the highest quality care at the most affordable price. Whether you own a dog, cat, snake, turtle, rabbit, ferret, bird, guinea pig, or just about any pet, your special friend will receive quality care at Paws & Claws Animal Hospital. No matter what size, or shape, your pet is a member of our family too!
Minimal Pain, Maximum Comfort
Yes, shots can hurt! You don't want your pet to hurt anymore than absolutely necessary. That's why we use smaller needles for all of your pet's injections. Your pet shouldn't hurt just because he comes to the doctor!
"Above All, Do No Harm"
The physician's motto is our motto too. Your pet's health is important, and naturally you want the best for him. We don't put your pet's health or life at risk just to save you a few dollars. We use only fresh, new, sterile syringes and needles. When performing major surgery, your pet has fewer complications and infections because we always wear a cap, mask, and sterile gloves.
Our surgery suite features a modern anesthetic machine and a sterile area to minimize infections.
No More Anesthetic Worries
Surgery can be scary, and we know that you may be a bit nervous about anesthesia. That's why your pet will receive a comprehensive physical examination prior to every surgery. Blood and urine tests will also be done when needed to minimize the risk associated with anesthesia. And to keep your pet's chances of anesthetic complications to a minimum, we only use isoflurane gas. It's a bit more expensive, but it's the safest anesthetic available.
Your pet is also monitored by a veterinary assistant and 3 monitoring machines which monitors: respiratory rate, heart rate, pulse oximetry and body temperature.
No surgery is routine at Paws & Claws Animal Hospital. You want the best for your pet, and so do we! And for those owners who are a bit nervous about anesthesia, or who wish to minimize anesthetic complications in their pets, we offer holistic anesthesia to allow for a safer procedure and quicker recovery time.
My assistant Patti examines a fecal specimen to check for intestinal parasites.
Immunization - Health Care Is More Than Just "Shots"
Your pet is special, and you want him to be around a long time. While others may consider vaccinations as "annual preventive care", we know that "shots" are just the beginning, and ARE NOT needed in every pet each year. Blood titers are a safe, holistic approach to determining if and when your pet might require immunizations.
We take pride in offering special services for our clients. Here are just of few of the services and products that you may request for your pet:
Tumor Aspiration Biopsy
No lump or bump should go undiagnosed. We perform painless needle biopsies before tumors enlarge and cancers spread.
Obesity is the #1 nutritional problem in pets. Our computerized diet programs help your pet lose weight slowly and safely.
Our modern X-ray machine allows us to use minimal amounts of radiation to help diagnose problems like bladder stones and cancer in your pet.
We respect that each pet owner has a health care budget. We'll always recommend the best care FIRST, because that's what you want. We work within your budget to design a treatment program for your pet. And to make payment more affordable, we accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover Card.
Many of our clients are referred by satisfied pet owners. We LOVE referrals and look forward to making your friends members of our family too!
By following the "8 Weeks to a Healthy Pet" program, most owners can save money on the cost of veterinary care for their pets. To further increase savings on preventive health care, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND AFFORDABLE PRIVATE PET HEALTH INSURANCE. We invite you to ask us about this exiting opportunity to lower the cost of health care for your pet.
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