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How To Avoid Pet Suffocation

Posted 04.27.17 by Audrey Parker

One potential danger to both dogs and cats that can be found in many homes is an open bag that contains food or used to contain food. It might be a potato chip bag, cereal liner bag, pet food or treat bag, bread bag, etc. When left within reach of your pet, it can be enticing to stick his or...Read More

My Dog Has A Heart Murmur, Now What?

Posted 03.23.17 by Audrey Parker

Don’t panic! Heart murmurs are quite common in dogs, and many live a normal life span. Murmurs are diagnosed when your veterinarian listens to the heart during the physical exam. Breeds that are more likely to develop a murmur include Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, Poodles, Cocker Spaniels, and Yorkshire Terriers. A murmur can be caused by...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

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

Patio Season

Posted 10.05.16 by Audrey Parker

Ah, fall time is officially hitting the Mid-South. You know what that means… It’s finally Patio Season and the days of cool breezes and college football are upon us. But why shouldn’t your dog  be allowed to experience this along with you?! Actually there are plenty of restaurants in Memphis that allow you to bring your pet along so they...Read More

Canine Influenza

Posted 04.06.16 by Emily Lindsey

  Even though flu season is almost over for us humans (hooray!), canine influenza, or dog flu, season lasts all year.  The flu in dogs is a relatively new disease and the most recent strain (the H3N2 strain) has proven to be quite nasty and resilient.  Typically, we refer to outbreaks of disease as an epidemic.  With an epidemic, we...Read More

Are ‘Recheck’ Appointments Actually Needed?

Posted 03.31.16 by Emily Lindsey

Your dog’s ears are red and inflamed and he has been shaking his head and scratching at his ears. The doctor looks into the ears to find both ear canals are swollen with a dark wax inside. She gets a sample from the ear canals and performs cytology with a microscope diagnosing a mixed infection of bacteria and yeast. An ear...Read More

What Can I Give My Dog/Cat For Pain?

Posted 03.09.16 by Emily Lindsey

Understandably, it is very hard for us to see our pets in pain.  While it may be tempting to go in your medicine cabinet and reach for over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or acetaminophen, and give it to your pet, these medications must be avoided. Over-the-counter pain medications created for humans can be very harmful, and even fatal,...Read More

Calming Fear of Anesthesia

Posted 11.25.15 by Emily Lindsey

We hear you that placing your pet under anesthesia can cause worry. We hope that by filling you in on our process and showing you ‘behind the scenes’ photos , we will be able to assist in calming fear of anesthesia. > When the pet arrives, we place an IV catheter. This feels like having blood drawn, and ensures we...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

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