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Should I Microchip?

Posted 08.26.15 by Emily Lindsey

Here is a scary statistic: Of the approximately 8 million animals that go to shelters each year, only about 15-20% of dogs and only 2% of cats are reunited with their owners. For cats, this number is 10 to 20 times higher for those who have a microchip implanted. Dogs are 2 1/2 times more likely to get home if...Read More

Intestinal Parasites in Kittens

Posted 08.14.15 by Emily Lindsey

Intestinal Parasites in kittens are very common. We often encounter roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, coccidia, tritrichomonas, and even giardia. Some kittens will be asymptomatic or you will often see gastrointestinal signs including diarrhea and vomiting. Many of these parasites can be passed to other pets in the household as well as to human family members so having your new kitten tested and...Read More

How To Keep Puppy Nails Trimmed

Posted 08.13.15 by Emily Lindsey

When you get a puppy, it seems you begin to get small scratches all over, too. Scratches from puppy nails are painful! Puppies are clumsy little critters who are just getting used to their bodies as they continue to grow and mature. To keep from getting scratched on accident, it is a good idea to keep their nails trimmed. For...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 #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

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 Emily Lindsey

  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...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...Read More

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