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Early Dental Care – Memphis Area Puppy Health

Posted 08.06.15 by Emily Lindsey

As humans, most people brush their teeth twice a day and floss a few times a week beginning at about 18 months of age- with help, of course! Good dental hygiene is imperative for keeping teeth healthy and avoiding bad breath, tooth decay, and other dental issues. Early dental care is important for pets, too. Just like humans, good tooth care...Read More

FAQ #5: What is the Best Age to Spay or Neuter?

Posted 08.05.15 by Emily Lindsey

The questions of spaying or neutering and when to do it should be considered carefully by all cat and dog owners.  The veterinarians at The Pet Hospitals recommend spaying or neutering all pet dogs and cats that are not specifically intended for breeding purposes. In addition to preventing unwanted litters, there are multiple benefits of spaying and neutering. Spaying your female dog will...Read More

FAQ #4: Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Posted 07.29.15 by Christie Taylor, DVM

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 Drew McWatters, DVM

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 Claudia G. Mangum, DVM

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

Say No to Xylitol- Memphis Area Pet Health

Posted 07.08.15 by Emily Lindsey

Lately there has been a lot of discussion on xylitol. “Never heard of it,” you may say. Turn over a pack of gum out of your purse or pocket and you will more than likely see it listed under ingredients. Dr. Christina Munn, DVM is here to fill us in on why it can be toxic to dogs. Xylitol is...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

How to teach your new puppy not to play bite – Memphis Area Pet Health

Posted 06.17.15 by Emily Lindsey

New puppies are so much fun, but, let us warn you, they are also a lot of work! One of the questions we get asked the most is how to stop them from biting when they are playing. Puppies innately explore their new world with their mouths. They don’t mean to hurt us when they play bite, but their baby...Read More

Feature Case: Brock the Pit Bull – Memphis Area Pets

Posted 06.10.15 by Emily Lindsey

Name: Brock Species: Canine Age: 10 years Weight: 87 pounds People who know me describe me as… Super sweet and loving! On May 12th of this year, Brock’s owner brought him into The Pet Hospitals to see Dr. Karen Gant for his yearly check up, vaccinations, and blood work. Everything seemed rather normal, but Brock’s dad was worried by the...Read More

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