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Can You Remove Heartworms?

Posted 12.15.19 by Kassie Newton, DVM

A Case Study on Caval Syndrome This is Tobi. Look at this adorable face. I mean, how can you not love him immediately? From the outside Tobi looks so happy and healthy, but this is the story of how we almost lost Tobi due to heartworms.   Tobi had been adopted through a local shelter a few months ago by...Read More

Heartworm Prevention Year Round

Posted 10.08.19 by Lee Ann Newman, DVM

Summer has gone and chilly fall mornings are upon us, so we should soon have a reprieve from the heat, humidity and insects that pester us during the warm months. However, this does not mean that they totally go away, or that we can stop treating our pets for heartworms and fleas. Heartworms are spread through mosquito bites. Did you...Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Deworming

Posted 05.04.17 by Katie Willis

Many clients routinely have questions about deworming their pets. There are many parasites that can affect dogs and cats, and it can be difficult to discern when a dewormer is needed and the type. Intestinal parasites are typically contracted through consuming worm eggs from the soil in the environment, nursing from an infected mother, eating infected wildlife, or in utero...Read More

Low cost Heartworm Treatment – Yes we can!

Posted 03.09.17 by David H. Wright, DVM

Heartworm infection in dogs is a given in our area without consistent heartworm preventive medication administration. Each year we diagnose well over 100 cases of heartworms in dogs and a handful in cats too.  Although heartworm cases occur in cats, most cases are in dogs so we’ll confine our comments today to dogs. Also, sadly there is no current treatment...Read More

Let’s dig into heartworms!

Posted 10.21.15 by Emily Lindsey

What are heartworms? Simply put, heartworms are THE ENEMY! Heartworms are nematode worms that live in an animal’s circulatory system and can cause serious illness and even death. This disease is primarily a canine issue, but cats can also be affected. House pets are not the only carriers, either. Wolves, coyotes, and foxes can also carry this disease and serve...Read More

Parasite Prevention Options at TPH

Posted 08.26.15 by Emily Lindsey

The doctors and staff at The Pet Hospitals are always encouraging heart worm, flea, and tick prevention for all pets. However, it is hard to know the differences between all of the prevention options without further explanation. Hopefully this will answer some questions and help you make an informed decision for your pet! Heartworm, Flea, and Tick Prevention Options: Medication Protect...Read More

Help! My puppy has worms! – Kitten and Puppy Parasites

Posted 08.20.15 by Emily Lindsey

Intestinal parasites are commonly diagnosed in our pet population, especially in young puppies and kittens.  Dogs can get intestinal parasites from several different sources, including contaminated soil, through their mother’s milk or through intermediate hosts such as fleas, rodents, lizards, etc.  Some types of puppy parasites are visible to the naked eye and will be easily identified in the feces.  However,...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 #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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