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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

FAQ #3: Why does my dog eat grass? – Memphis Area Pet Health and Wellness

Posted 07.01.15 by Emily Lindsey

  This is an age old question fraught with many varied and disparate answers. “I have often wondered it myself as I gaze out my kitchen window to watch my my Golden Retriever graze like a tiny, shaggy cow,” writes Dr. Katie Morrill, DVM. Let’s first address a few possible reasons. It’s normal canine behavior! – That’s right. This behavior...Read More

Physical Exams are Important for Pets- Memphis Pet Health

Posted 11.01.14 by Kim Swift

The Importance of a Physical Exam A complete physical exam is a key component of your pet’s visit at The Pet Hospitals! Click the above link to see a few of our veterinarians thoroughly explain what they are looking for and why it is essential!  During the physical exam, your doctor can: Check over your pet from head to tail....Read More

The Nasty Truth About Fleas- Memphis and Mid South Pet Health

Posted 04.03.13 by Dr. Wooden

There aren’t many creatures in the world that are as irritating and potentially dangerous as the flea. Here in Memphis, no pet is safe from fleas. Flea Myths 1. My pet is indoor only, so he cannot get fleas Truth: Fleas can enter homes on our shoes and pants, where they then thrive in our carpets and furnishings. They can...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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