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Parasite Prevention Options at TPH

Posted 08.26.15 by Emily Lindsey

The doctors and staff at The Pet Hospitals are always encouraging heart worm, flea, and tick prevention for all pets. However, it is hard to know the differences between all of the prevention options without further explanation. Hopefully this will answer some questions and help you make an informed decision for your pet! Heartworm, Flea, and Tick Prevention Options: Medication Protect...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

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

What You Need to Know about Ticks! – Memphis Pet Health

Posted 05.02.14 by Kim Swift

Ticks are skin parasites that, if allowed to, will feed on the blood of your pet.  The bite itself is not usually painful, but the parasite can transmit diseases and cause tick paralysis, which is why tick control is so important. Ticks are more active in the spring and summer, but are present all year long.   If your pet goes...Read More

Your Heartworm Questions Answered

Posted 11.07.12 by Dr. Wooden

Welcome to The Pet Hospitals’ blog! We hope that this blog will give you some helpful information, as well as insight in to what we do as veterinarians every day.  We will be sharing some of our cases and discussing general topics as well, so stay tuned! Very frequently, my clients ask me, “What do I need to do to...Read More

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