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Why is my dog obsessed with licking his paws?!

Posted 05.11.17 by Raelyn Pirtle, DVM

Chewing and licking paws is something we commonly see in veterinary medicine.  Although occasional paw licking can be a normal behavior for dogs, excessive licking and chewing should never be considered normal and is often a sign of something more serious going on with your pet.  There may be many different reasons why your pet is licking and chewing his...Read More

Beware of Grass Awns!

Posted 06.01.16 by Christine Taylor, DVM

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

FAQ #3: Why does my dog eat grass? – Memphis Area Pet Health and Wellness

Posted 07.01.15 by Katie Morrill, DVM

This is an age old question fraught with many varied and disparate answers. “I have often wondered it myself as I gaze out my kitchen window to watch my my Golden Retriever graze like a tiny, shaggy cow,” writes Dr. Katie Morrill, DVM. Let’s first address a few possible reasons. It’s normal canine behavior! – That’s right. This behavior has...Read More

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