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Dental Care for Cats

Posted 09.22.15 by Emily Lindsey

It may seem kind of far fetched, but cats need dental care just like humans do. You have probably noticed that their mouth starts to smell when they go without. Bad oral health can lead to many medical issues. Luckily, those issues can be prevented with regular dental care and veterinary check ups.

Cats and Fleas – Memphis Area Pet Health

Posted 09.22.15 by Emily Lindsey

Fleas are nasty little bugs that will try to cling closely to your animals and spread throughout your home if you let them. In fact, your cat’s fuzzy back is the ideal home for a village of fleas. You can easily choose to prevent your cat from attracting fleas- use flea prevention (available from your veterinarian) once a month. This is...Read More

Houseplants and Your Pets – Memphis Area Pet Health

Posted 09.16.15 by Emily Lindsey

Houseplants are a great addition to any home. They are decorative, and improve air quality in your home by releasing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide, humidify the air, and help remove toxins from the air. However, there  are MANY that can be toxic to your pet!  Signs of plant poisonings  can range from mild GI upset to death. Therefore, it...Read More

Should I Microchip?

Posted 08.26.15 by Emily Lindsey

Here is a scary statistic: Of the approximately 8 million animals that go to shelters each year, only about 15-20% of dogs and only 2% of cats are reunited with their owners. For cats, this number is 10 to 20 times higher for those who have a microchip implanted. Dogs are 2 1/2 times more likely to get home if...Read More

Help! My puppy has worms! – Kitten and Puppy Parasites

Posted 08.20.15 by Emily Lindsey

Intestinal parasites are commonly diagnosed in our pet population, especially in young puppies and kittens.  Dogs can get intestinal parasites from several different sources, including contaminated soil, through their mother’s milk or through intermediate hosts such as fleas, rodents, lizards, etc.  Some types of puppy parasites are visible to the naked eye and will be easily identified in the feces.  However,...Read More

What should I feed a new kitten?

Posted 08.14.15 by Emily Lindsey

Many of our clients come in after adopting a new addition to the family and ask, “What should I feed a new kitten?” Many factors contribute to the normal development and growth of kittens including genetics, environmental factors, and nutrition. Just like in a new baby, nutrition during the first year of life can greatly influence the health and longevity...Read More

Intestinal Parasites in Kittens

Posted 08.14.15 by Emily Lindsey

Intestinal Parasites in kittens are very common. We often encounter roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, coccidia, tritrichomonas, and even giardia. Some kittens will be asymptomatic or you will often see gastrointestinal signs including diarrhea and vomiting. Many of these parasites can be passed to other pets in the household as well as to human family members so having your new kitten tested and...Read More

Preventative Wellness Care More Than Just “Shots”

Posted 08.12.15 by Emily Lindsey

By Drew McWatters, DVM Preventative wellness care, or routine “check-ups”, is an undervalued and misunderstood part of both human and animal health care. Even though everyone knows “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, we are reluctant to take ourselves or our pets to the doctor in the absence of an illness.  As a veterinarian, here are...Read More

Care Credit for Veterinary Services

Posted 08.11.15 by Emily Lindsey

Although we constantly try to keep our prices reasonable, we do understand that veterinary care can add up. Here at The Pet Hospitals, we do not offer payment plans or billing. However, we do have an option for you!

Litter Box Training

Posted 07.30.15 by Emily Lindsey

So you are welcoming a new kitten into your home, but you don’t want them using the bathroom on your carpet? Litter box training will save your sanity! Here are our best tips:

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