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Canine Influenza– What You Need to Know

Posted 06.22.17 by Katie Willis

As you have probably heard in the media recently, outbreaks of the dog flu (canine influenza) continue to occur across the US, in our neighboring states, and in Tennessee. We had hoped the dog flu outbreaks would be short lived but this virus is proving to have staying power and continues to grow in prevalence.  Unlike the common cold that...Read More

The Truth About Dog Flu and Pneumonia

Posted 06.09.16 by Emily Lindsey

  As we have discussed, canine influenza- aka the dog flu- is a highly contagious respiratory infection. There are currently two canine strains of this virus known to affect dogs internationally. H3N8 emerged around 2004 in Florida, and continues to cause sporadic disease. H3N2, a mild strain, was recently identified around Chicago in 2015. Geographic locations for this newer strain...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

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

Dog Flu- should I worry? – Memphis Pet Health

Posted 04.17.15 by Kim Swift

Whether from a recent news cast or the front page of the newspaper, we know most of you have heard about the Canine Influenza also known as the ‘Dog Flu’ outbreak in the Midwest United States and specifically in the Chicago area. We have heard your cries for more information, and we wanted you to have the most current and...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

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