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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

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

What do I feed my new puppy?

Posted 08.26.15 by Emily Lindsey

So you got a new puppy — Congratulations! You’re about to have so much fun, some work, and years of love and companionship. Let’s get that little guy started off right with proper nutrition just right for growing puppies. First, it is really important to feed your puppy food designed specifically for growth. It is more calorie dense than adult...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

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

How To Keep Puppy Nails Trimmed

Posted 08.13.15 by Emily Lindsey

When you get a puppy, it seems you begin to get small scratches all over, too. Scratches from puppy nails are painful! Puppies are clumsy little critters who are just getting used to their bodies as they continue to grow and mature. To keep from getting scratched on accident, it is a good idea to keep their nails trimmed. For...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

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