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What do I feed my new puppy?

Posted 08.26.15 by Emily Lindsey

So you got a new puppy — Congratulations! You’re about to have so much fun, some work, and years of love and companionship. Let’s get that little guy started off right with proper nutrition just right for growing puppies. First, it is really important to feed your puppy food designed specifically for growth. It is more calorie dense than adult...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

Puppy Training: House Training

Posted 08.25.15 by Emily Lindsey

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Below you will find lots of useful information for puppy training. We want to help you and your new pup adjust to life in the same home together. First things first: become house trained!

Would it be wise to get pet insurance for a new puppy?

Posted 08.24.15 by Emily Lindsey

The doctors and staff are thrilled that you visited The Pet Hospitals for your new puppy’s first wellness checkup. Our goal is to partner with you to keep your puppy healthy and happy by preventing the preventable. This includes wellness examinations, nutrition and behavioral counseling, administering appropriate vaccines, and recommending preventative products against parasites that are common to our area....Read More

Flea and Tick Prevention Explained

Posted 08.24.15 by Emily Lindsey

When it comes to our pets, most of us think of them as family members and want them in our homes, and maybe even in our beds with us. But what we definitely do not want in our homes are the parasites that dogs and cats can harbor on their skin. Fleas and ticks are prevalent in our area, and...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

How To Keep Puppy Nails Trimmed

Posted 08.13.15 by Emily Lindsey

When you get a puppy, it seems you begin to get small scratches all over, too. Scratches from puppy nails are painful! Puppies are clumsy little critters who are just getting used to their bodies as they continue to grow and mature. To keep from getting scratched on accident, it is a good idea to keep their nails trimmed. For...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!

Early Dental Care – Memphis Area Puppy Health

Posted 08.06.15 by Emily Lindsey

As humans, most people brush their teeth twice a day and floss a few times a week beginning at about 18 months of age- with help, of course! Good dental hygiene is imperative for keeping teeth healthy and avoiding bad breath, tooth decay, and other dental issues. Early dental care is important for pets, too. Just like humans, good tooth care...Read More

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