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Is Anesthesia Safe?

Posted 08.11.16 by Audrey Parker

  General anesthesia is used on a daily basis in most veterinary hospitals. A common conversation with clients is over concern regarding the safety of anesthesia for their pet. The good news is that modern anesthesia is very safe. Today we have access to much better drugs. This allows us to tailor the anesthetic plans to each patient’s individual needs. The risk...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

Herbal Supplements… All Hype or Worth A Try?

Posted 02.24.16 by Emily Lindsey

Alright, let’s get to the “root” of the matter of herbal supplements. There is a plethora of natural and herbal supplements available, both prescription and over the counter. Many ailments, particularly chronic diseases, have been shown to benefit from natural treatments. In veterinary medicine we look for alternative treatments for certain conditions, but they do need to be restricted to...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

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

Euthanasia Explained- Memphis Pet Health and Wellness

Posted 08.19.15 by Emily Lindsey

By Dr. Katie Morrill End of life decisions for your pet are never easy. While some clients know with certainty when it is time to say goodbye to a beloved dog or cat, others struggle greatly with this decision. People often look to their veterinarian for input on making this determination. My personal stance for most cases is that owners...Read More

What should I feed a new kitten?

Posted 08.14.15 by Emily Lindsey

Many of our clients come in after adopting a new addition to the family and ask, “What should I feed a new kitten?” Many factors contribute to the normal development and growth of kittens including genetics, environmental factors, and nutrition. Just like in a new baby, nutrition during the first year of life can greatly influence the health and longevity...Read More

Intestinal Parasites in Kittens

Posted 08.14.15 by Emily Lindsey

Intestinal Parasites in kittens are very common. We often encounter roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, coccidia, tritrichomonas, and even giardia. Some kittens will be asymptomatic or you will often see gastrointestinal signs including diarrhea and vomiting. Many of these parasites can be passed to other pets in the household as well as to human family members so having your new kitten tested and...Read More

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