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Announcing Dr. Melanie Barnett-Fisher

Posted 06.20.17 by Audrey Parker

We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Melanie Barnett-Fisher to our Midtown Memphis location. Dr. Barnett-Fisher brings with her a passion for animals stemming from a love for her own horses growing up. At The Pet Hospitals she is excited to further her career by practicing general medicine and surgery. She will be an excellent asset to our...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

Essential Oils and Animals

Posted 06.15.16 by Emily Lindsey

As I am delving into the world of essential oils for myself, I have found many people asking me about use in and on their dogs and cats.  First and foremost let me clarify I am NOT a holistic veterinarian (there are tests and lots of qualifications that go into becoming a true holistic veterinarian). I am just an interested...Read More

The Truth About Dog Flu and Pneumonia

Posted 06.09.16 by Emily Lindsey

  As we have discussed, canine influenza- aka the dog flu- is a highly contagious respiratory infection. There are currently two canine strains of this virus known to affect dogs internationally. H3N8 emerged around 2004 in Florida, and continues to cause sporadic disease. H3N2, a mild strain, was recently identified around Chicago in 2015. Geographic locations for this newer strain...Read More

Beware of Grass Awns!

Posted 06.01.16 by Emily Lindsey

What are grass awns? One of the most common minor emergencies we see during the summer in the Mid-south are grass awn foreign bodies. These ‘seeds’ or grass awns can become lodged in pet ears, between toes, and under the skin. The most common presentation is a draining tract between the toes. However, grass awns can also cause much more serious...Read More

Socializing A New Puppy

Posted 05.20.16 by Emily Lindsey

I think all veterinarians can agree puppy and kitten visits are usually the happiest parts of our day. Between puppy-breath kisses, we usually vaccinate, de-worm, perform our exams, and go over pet food and basic husbandry aspects of having a new puppy. The longer I practice, the more I am seeing the importance of early socialization and the impact that it...Read More

Herbal Supplements… All Hype or Worth A Try?

Posted 02.24.16 by Emily Lindsey

Alright, let’s get to the “root” of the matter of herbal supplements. There is a plethora of natural and herbal supplements available, both prescription and over the counter. Many ailments, particularly chronic diseases, have been shown to benefit from natural treatments. In veterinary medicine we look for alternative treatments for certain conditions, but they do need to be restricted to...Read More

Bringing Home Baby to a Dog’s World

Posted 01.06.16 by Emily Lindsey

The scenario is far too common. The happy, expecting couple stroll into the clinic with their four-legged child for her Annual Wellness Exam. The first born of the family is healthy and has a great check-up so I turn my attention to the parents who are expecting their first two-legged child. “Have you starting thinking about how you will introduce your...Read More

Everyday Chemicals and Your Pet

Posted 12.16.15 by Emily Lindsey

  As more and more people strive for healthier lifestyles for themselves,  this is also spilling over into the lives of their pets!  From eating healthy, to exercise and environmental enrichment for pets, one very overlooked area are chemicals that your pets (and yourself!)  are exposed to in the home every day. A great study performed by the Environmental Working...Read More

Do Dogs Dream?

Posted 11.11.15 by Emily Lindsey

Many dog owner’s have noticed their beloved pet twitching and softly vocalizing in their sleep. Does this mean that dog’s dream? The answer is yes,  dogs do have dreams, sometimes, apparently, they have very active dreams. In order to understand dreaming, lets first develop a better understanding of sleep cycles in dogs.  Dogs experience two stages of sleep. One is...Read More

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