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FAQ #4: Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Posted 07.29.15 by Emily Lindsey

Whiskers are specialized sensory hairs equipped with touch receptors. Compared to the hairs that make up the fur coat, whiskers are longer, thicker and more rigid. These specialized hairs are also embedded more deeply into the cat’s body than the hairs of the fur coat. The area around each whisker, called a follicle, has a generous supply of nerves and...Read More

Allergies and Apoquel- Memphis Area Pet Health

Posted 07.22.15 by Emily Lindsey

We have discussed seasonal/environmental allergies before, but it turns out pets can suffer from other allergy types, too. Allergies are one the most frustrating and challenging chronic medical conditions that pet owners deal with in their dogs. From the constant itching to the recurrent infections, it seems like the misery and the vet visits never end. Thankfully, with diligent care...Read More

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

Cat Behavior: Who are these crazy predators we call pets?

Posted 07.15.15 by Emily Lindsey

Cats are low maintenance right? Easy keepers? All you need to do is get a litter box, a food and water, and you’re all set! Your independent kitty will appear for petting and purring, maybe demonstrate some instagram-worthy hijinx, and then go entertain herself. While appealingly easy, this scenario is usually not the reality of owning a cat. There are many...Read More

FAQ #2: Whats the deal with catnip? – Memphis Area Pet Health and Wellness

Posted 06.01.15 by Emily Lindsey

Dr. Katie Wooden, who owns two cats of her own and cares for numerous at The Pet Hospitals – Collierville location, is here today to fill us in on why cats love catnip so much! Everyone knows that most cats love catnip, but have you ever wondered why? Catnip is a perennial herb from the mint family. Cats react specifically...Read More

FAQ #1: Why do cats like boxes? – Memphis Area Pet Health and Wellness

Posted 05.18.15 by Emily Lindsey

Welcome! We have Dr. Karen Gant here today answering a question we are asked frequently at The Pet Hospitals: Why do cats like boxes so much? I have yet to meet a cat that could resist a box!   Whether in a shelter situation where they use them to feel  safe,  secure and to hide in, to the home environment where they  explore , play and...Read More

Pet Diabetes Month

Posted 11.01.14 by Kim Swift

We all love food. Our pets love food, and we love our pets, so we all give in to those sweet, puppy dog eyes and sneak a treat, maybe even a little people food. Although a little indulgence here and there may seem like no big deal, obesity is the number one disease in our furry friends, and obesity is...Read More

Why You Should Take Your New Puppy or Kitten to the Vet

Posted 01.11.13 by Dr. Wooden

Most people know that it is important to take your new pet to the vet, but have you ever wondered why? Here are some reasons why taking your new pet to the vet should be first on your priority list.

Would Laser Therapy Help My Pet? – Mid South Pet Health

Posted 11.27.12 by Dr. Wooden

We have been very excited about the addition of our laser therapy unit at the Collierville location! We have had great results using laser therapy for arthritis, back pain, wounds, surgical incisions, and even snake bites. How does laser therapy work? Laser therapy is a noninvasive procedure that uses light to stimulate cells and increase blood circulation. At the correct laser wavelength,...Read More

Your Heartworm Questions Answered

Posted 11.07.12 by Dr. Wooden

Welcome to The Pet Hospitals’ blog! We hope that this blog will give you some helpful information, as well as insight in to what we do as veterinarians every day.  We will be sharing some of our cases and discussing general topics as well, so stay tuned! Very frequently, my clients ask me, “What do I need to do to...Read More

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