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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

FAQ #5: What is the Best Age to Spay or Neuter?

Posted 08.05.15 by Emily Lindsey

The questions of spaying or neutering and when to do it should be considered carefully by all cat and dog owners.  The veterinarians at The Pet Hospitals recommend spaying or neutering all pet dogs and cats that are not specifically intended for breeding purposes. In addition to preventing unwanted litters, there are multiple benefits of spaying and neutering. Spaying your female dog will...Read More

FAQ #4: Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Posted 07.29.15 by Emily Lindsey

Whiskers are specialized sensory hairs equipped with touch receptors. Compared to the hairs that make up the fur coat, whiskers are longer, thicker and more rigid. These specialized hairs are also embedded more deeply into the cat’s body than the hairs of the fur coat. The area around each whisker, called a follicle, has a generous supply of nerves and...Read More

Cat Behavior: Who are these crazy predators we call pets?

Posted 07.15.15 by Emily Lindsey

Cats are low maintenance right? Easy keepers? All you need to do is get a litter box, a food and water, and you’re all set! Your independent kitty will appear for petting and purring, maybe demonstrate some instagram-worthy hijinx, and then go entertain herself. While appealingly easy, this scenario is usually not the reality of owning a cat. There are many...Read More

FAQ #2: Whats the deal with catnip? – Memphis Area Pet Health and Wellness

Posted 06.01.15 by Emily Lindsey

Dr. Katie Wooden, who owns two cats of her own and cares for numerous at The Pet Hospitals – Collierville location, is here today to fill us in on why cats love catnip so much! Everyone knows that most cats love catnip, but have you ever wondered why? Catnip is a perennial herb from the mint family. Cats react specifically...Read More

FAQ #1: Why do cats like boxes? – Memphis Area Pet Health and Wellness

Posted 05.18.15 by Emily Lindsey

Welcome! We have Dr. Karen Gant here today answering a question we are asked frequently at The Pet Hospitals: Why do cats like boxes so much? I have yet to meet a cat that could resist a box!   Whether in a shelter situation where they use them to feel  safe,  secure and to hide in, to the home environment where they  explore , play and...Read More

Pets have allergies, too! – Memphis Area Pet Health

Posted 05.05.15 by Emily Lindsey

Ever wonder why pets tend to lick their feet? Dr. Apryl Barton is here to share some of her knowledge on pet allergies today: You may notice this licking occurs a lot more frequently around the Spring, and most of the time it’s from having environmental allergies.  Just like people, all of the pollen circulating in the air can cause...Read More

Pet Insurance: Memphis Pet Health and Wellness

Posted 01.09.15 by Kim Swift

 In 1982, Jack Stephens, a veterinarian in California, along with several hundred colleagues and friends started the first successful pet insurance company in the United States – Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI).

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