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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

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!

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

Allergies and Apoquel- Memphis Area Pet Health

Posted 07.22.15 by Emily Lindsey

We have discussed seasonal/environmental allergies before, but it turns out pets can suffer from other allergy types, too. Allergies are one the most frustrating and challenging chronic medical conditions that pet owners deal with in their dogs. From the constant itching to the recurrent infections, it seems like the misery and the vet visits never end. Thankfully, with diligent care...Read More

Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot! – Pets and Summer Heat #memwx

Posted 07.17.15 by Emily Lindsey

As we are sure you have heard (or felt!)- this weekend is supposed to really heat up. Highs are almost at 100 degrees while the heat index is well over… reaching 109! As the national weather service puts out heat advisories, we often think about out elderly family members and those less fortunate that may not have access to air...Read More

Cat Behavior: Who are these crazy predators we call pets?

Posted 07.15.15 by Emily Lindsey

Cats are low maintenance right? Easy keepers? All you need to do is get a litter box, a food and water, and you’re all set! Your independent kitty will appear for petting and purring, maybe demonstrate some instagram-worthy hijinx, and then go entertain herself. While appealingly easy, this scenario is usually not the reality of owning a cat. There are many...Read More

Say No to Xylitol- Memphis Area Pet Health

Posted 07.08.15 by Emily Lindsey

Lately there has been a lot of discussion on xylitol. “Never heard of it,” you may say. Turn over a pack of gum out of your purse or pocket and you will more than likely see it listed under ingredients. Dr. Christina Munn, DVM is here to fill us in on why it can be toxic to dogs. Xylitol is...Read More

How to teach your new puppy not to play bite – Memphis Area Pet Health

Posted 06.17.15 by Emily Lindsey

New puppies are so much fun, but, let us warn you, they are also a lot of work!   One of the questions we get asked the most is how to stop them from biting when they are playing. Puppies innately explore their new world with their mouths. They don’t mean to hurt us when they play bite, but their...Read More

Feature Case: Brock the Pit Bull – Memphis Area Pets

Posted 06.10.15 by Emily Lindsey

Name: Brock Species: Canine Age: 10 years Weight: 87 pounds People who know me describe me as… Super sweet and loving!   On May 12th of this year, Brock’s owner brought him into The Pet Hospitals to see Dr. Karen Gant for his yearly check up, vaccinations, and blood work. Everything seemed rather normal, but Brock’s dad was worried by...Read More

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