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Mesa Veterinary Clinic and Paws N' Hooves Mobile Veterinary Serv

Primary Location
5355 N Mesa
El Paso, TX 79912
Phone: 915-584-4491
Fax: 915-584-4493

Office Hours

DayOpenClose
Monday8:00 am6:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am6:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am6:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am6:00 pm
Friday8:00 am6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am2:00 pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Giardia

Definition

Giardia is a parasite is not a worm. It is a very tiny single-celled parasite that can live in the intestines of dogs, cats, and man. It is seen most commonly in dogs coming out of kennel-type situations (pet stores, shelters, dog pounds, etc.) but its incidence is increasing.  

Symptoms

  • Intermittent or Continuous Diarrhea
  • Weight Loss
  • Depression
  • Loss of Appetite

Diagnoses

Diagnosis is made from a very fresh fecal specimen that must be collected at the clinic for optimum results. A surprising number of affected animals are “occult”; that is, they are infected but are negative on these tests even with multiple examinations. As a result, this parasite is often treated without a confirming diagnosis. 

Treatment

Treatment is an oral medication administered at home. 

Prevention

Prevention involves careful disposal of all fecal material and cleaning contaminated areas. Humans can become infected with Giardia so special care must be taken to wash hands and utensils.

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Mesa Veterinary Clinic 5355 N. Mesa El Paso, TX 79912
Day Open Close
Monday 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed Closed
Paws N' Hooves Mobile Veterinary Services
Day Open Close
Tuesday 8am- 4pm Pets Barn 9807 Dyer
Wednesday 8am- 4pm Pets Barn 9807 Dyer
Thursday 9am- 4pm 5500 N Desert Blvd
Friday 8am- 4pm Pets Barn 11100 Sean Haggerty
Saturday 9:30am- 4pm Pets Barn 1790 Zaragoza
Sunday Closed Closed

Mesa Veterinary Clinic

5355 N Mesa El Paso TX, 79912

Day Open Close
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 10:00 am Closed
6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 2:00 pm Closed
Paws N' Hooves Mobile Veterinary Services
Day Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Hours 8am- 4pm 8am- 4pm 9am- 4pm 8am- 4pm 9:30am- 4pm
Location

Pets Barn

9807 Dyer

Pets Barn

9807 Dyer

Pets Barn

5500 N Desert Blvd.

Pets Barn

11100 Sean Haggerty

Pets Barn 

1790 Zaragoza

***Last sign-in for the mobile clinic will be taken at 2:30 pm everyday***

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