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Don’t Be Socially Awkward

Posted 03.11.19 by Claudia G. Mangum, DVM

What exactly is socialization and why are we concerned about it? Socialization has been defined as a special learning process where an animal learns to interact with and tolerate members of its own species as well as members of other species. This is the process by which we learn to get along with each other. Lots of research has gone...Read More

Let’s Talk About Poop

Posted 01.23.19 by Pam Chandler, DVM

Pet owners frequently have questions regarding if their pets feces might be abnormal and or when to be concerned. What is considered normal / abnormal feces? If the consistency is where you are unable to pick it up in your hand then it is considered to be loose. Most pet’s feces are either light or dark brown in color. Black or red feces can signify...Read More

Hidden Dangers For Pets Around The Holidays

Posted 12.21.17 by Claudia G. Mangum, DVM

Poinsettias get a lot of attention for their toxicity to pets. In reality this toxicity is highly inflated. They are only mildly irritating to pets. If you pet eats part of a plant you may see mild gastrointestinal signs (diarrhea or upset tummy.) If you or your pet’s skin comes in contact with the white sappy material from a broken...Read More

Fear Free Veterinary Visits

Posted 11.30.17 by Dr. Susanne Heartsill, DVM

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of transporting a vocal, scared cat, you’ve probably wondered if there is a better way.  What about the dog who shakes and hides under your chair in the veterinary exam room…refusing to come out or even look at anyone?  Or worse, the patient who growls and bites due to stress, fear and anxiety. These...Read More

Bad To The Bone

Posted 11.01.17 by Maggie Hutchens Landis, DVM

Penny is a sweet one-year-old three pound female Miniature Pincher who presented to the clinic in April 2017 for weight loss, difficulty swallowing,  and crying out in pain when picked up. She had been recently adopted from another family due to her sudden decline in health and very little history was known. At presentation, she had a good appetite and her stools...Read More

Happy Howl-ween! What You Need To Know To Keep Your Pets Safe

Posted 10.26.17 by Hannah Weimer, DVM

While Halloween is great time for an adrenaline boosting scare, its best to keep the frights confined to haunted houses and gory movies and leave your pets’ health and well-being out of it.  To better help you do that, I’ve compiled a list of tricks and tips to help keep your furry companions safe on All Hallows Eve. Don’t share...Read More

So What Can My Dog Really Chew On?

Posted 09.28.17 by Drew McWatters, DVM

I answer this questions on a daily basis with my clients. Appropriately directed chewing not only satisfies a dog’s desire to chew, but also serves as enrichment and can aid in the maintenance of good oral health. Though choosing what to allow your dog to chew on can be a daunting task. Every pet store is filled with dozens of...Read More

How Ginger’s Senior Exam Saved Her Life

Posted 08.31.17 by Drew McWatters, DVM

Ginger is a 9 year old spayed female German Short Haired Pointer who came to The Pet Hospitals- Germantown for a routine Senior Wellness Exam. Everything had been normal at her Annual Wellness Exam 6 months prior, but since she is older than 7 years old, her owners followed the recommended guidelines of biannual exams for dogs over 7. She...Read More

How You Can Help Pets Affected By Hurricane Harvey

Posted 08.31.17 by Christie Taylor, DVM

In the midst of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, many animal shelters are providing refuge to homeless and displaced pets during disaster relief efforts. The need for supplies is tremendous, as these individuals work tirelessly to meet the basic needs of these pets during their stay. The SPCA of Texas and Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, as well as the...Read More

Beating the Heat

Posted 06.13.17 by Lee Ann Newman, DVM

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

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