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Beating the Heat

Posted 06.13.17 by Audrey Parker

Summer heat is here! In our part of the country, we enjoy long, hot days and lots of outdoor activities, and many of us include our four-legged family members. When bringing our pets along for summer fun, there are some precautions we need to take and some things to watch for to be sure our pets have as much fun...Read More

What is a Hot Spot?

Posted 08.17.16 by Audrey Parker

“The spot came up on my dog overnight, and now they won’t leave it alone!” This is usually how the conversation goes with panic-stricken clients that have just noticed the huge, bald sore that is red and oozing. After telling them it looks or sounds like they are describing  a hot spot, the next question is typically, “What is a...Read More

Beware of Grass Awns!

Posted 06.01.16 by Emily Lindsey

What are grass awns? One of the most common minor emergencies we see during the summer in the Mid-south are grass awn foreign bodies. These ‘seeds’ or grass awns can become lodged in pet ears, between toes, and under the skin. The most common presentation is a draining tract between the toes. However, grass awns can also cause much more serious...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

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

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!

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

Snake Bites & Your Pet- Mid South Pet Health

Posted 06.25.14 by Kim Swift

Snakes are very common in North America, and the most scary aspect of this are the ones who are considered venomous. There were over 8,000 snake bite reports in people in the U.S. last year, 12 of which were reported as fatal. Sadly there is no statistical information for the number of bites in dogs or cats, but we know...Read More

Heatstroke in Pets

Posted 06.16.14 by Kim Swift

Heatstroke is a common, but usually preventable, problem that veterinarians diagnose and treat more often than they like during the summer months. It is a life-threatening emergency with a mortality rate between 25% and 50% despite appropriate and even intensive care.

Summer Pet Safety Series | Part 2: Does My Pet Need a Summer Cut?

Posted 06.25.13 by Dr. Wooden

    It’s getting hot out there, and if you’re anywhere around us here in Memphis, you know just how hot it can really be. So, in addition to being cautious about your pets over-heating, it is also important to know how to have them properly groomed for this weather. Proper summertime grooming is essential to helping keep your pet...Read More

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