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How To Train Your Dog To Enjoy Running With You

Posted 08.10.17 by Audrey Parker

Running is a great form of exercise for us and our dogs. Dogs can make motivated enthusiastic running partners that also encourage you to get in shape and enjoy the outdoors. So how do you get started running with your dog? There are several factors to consider 1) overall health of your dog, 2) breed and age of your dog...Read More

Oh No, My Dog Has Diarrhea

Posted 08.03.17 by Audrey Parker

He was fine yesterday, but now he’s running outside frequently and having very loose or watery stool.  Diarrhea…an all too common problem that many owners deal with in their dogs.  So what causes this and what can you do about it? The causes of diarrhea in our canine patients are vast.  Some are not concerning and may even resolve on...Read More

Curiosity That Almost Killed The Puppy

Posted 07.27.17 by Audrey Parker

Taz was a happy normal little puppy without a care in the world. His one vice: he loved to eat things, just as many puppies do. However, one day his curiosity got the best of him. Taz came to see us at The Pet Hospitals when he was not acting himself. He had vomiting, diarrhea, wasn’t eating, and had very...Read More

Canine Influenza– What You Need to Know

Posted 06.22.17 by Audrey Parker

As you have probably heard in the media recently, outbreaks of the dog flu (canine influenza) continue to occur across the US, in our neighboring states, and in Tennessee.  Although none of our patients have been impacted yet, we feel the risk is simply becoming too great to ignore.  We had hoped the dog flu outbreaks would be short lived...Read More

Beating the Heat

Posted 06.13.17 by Audrey Parker

Summer heat is here! In our part of the country, we enjoy long, hot days and lots of outdoor activities, and many of us include our four-legged family members. When bringing our pets along for summer fun, there are some precautions we need to take and some things to watch for to be sure our pets have as much fun...Read More

Why is my dog obsessed with licking his paws?!

Posted 05.11.17 by Audrey Parker

Chewing and licking paws is something we commonly see in veterinary medicine.  Although occasional paw licking can be a normal behavior for dogs, excessive licking and chewing should never be considered normal and is often a sign of something more serious going on with your pet.  There may be many different reasons why your pet is licking and chewing his...Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Deworming

Posted 05.04.17 by Audrey Parker

Many clients routinely have questions about deworming their pets. There are many parasites that can affect dogs and cats, and it can be difficult to discern when a dewormer is needed and the type. Intestinal parasites are typically contracted through consuming worm eggs from the soil in the environment, nursing from an infected mother, eating infected wildlife, or in utero...Read More

Low cost Heartworm Treatment – Yes we can!

Posted 03.09.17 by Audrey Parker

Heartworm infection in dogs is a given in our area without consistent heartworm preventive medication administration.  Each year we diagnose well over 100 cases of heartworms in dogs and a handful in cats too.  Although heartworm cases occur in cats, most cases are in dogs so we’ll confine our comments today to dogs.  Also, sadly there is no current treatment...Read More

Holiday Dangers For Pets

Posted 12.20.16 by Audrey Parker

While the Holidays are the “most wonderful time of the year” for people, they can be a dangerous and stressful time for our pets. Here are some ways to keep your four legged family members safe during the holidays. 1) AVOID Holiday Food Items That Could Cause Problems For Your Pet: A general rule of thumb is to avoid feeding...Read More

Golden-Doodle Mania

Posted 11.08.16 by Audrey Parker

Nearly 10 years ago, I met my first Golden-doodle patient and, having never seen one before, I can remember thinking to myself, “This Golden retriever is having a very interesting hair day!” Fast forward to the present and I typically see a “doodle” patient multiple times a day. Furthermore, my personal family has grown as well to include 3 Golden-doodles...Read More

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