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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

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

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

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