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The Power of Positive Training in Pets

By |2019-01-09T02:41:30+00:00January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Training theories and misconceptions abound in the animal world. Step into a dog park and slip training philosophies into the conversation, and World War III just might erupt. Dog owners tend to fall into one of two camps regarding training style—positive reinforcement or dominance theory. And, some combine these two styles and call it “balanced [...]

Considerations for Traveling with Pets

By |2019-01-09T01:38:43+00:00January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The bags are packed, and you’re ready for your next adventure! Pet owners love a road trip or vacation as much as anyone, but an added element of care is necessary when considering our beloved four-legged friends. Before you embark on your next pet-friendly vacation, keep these tips in mind.   Before your trip Ensure [...]

Veterinary Technicians: The Super Heroes of Veterinary Medicine

By |2018-12-21T07:52:05+00:00November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

They’re smart. They’re kind. They’re passionate. They take multitasking to a new level. They sacrifice their own well-being and dedicate themselves to helping others. When they see trouble, they swoop in to save the day. No, we aren’t talking about super heroes—at least not the kind you’re probably imagining. We’re talking about a different kind [...]

From Hunter to House Cat: Providing Environmental Enrichment for Indoor Cats

By |2018-09-21T13:04:06+00:00September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Did you know? Behavior problems are the number one reason pets are relinquished to shelters. And, indoor cats often experience behavior issues because their needs aren’t being fully met. Food, water, and a cozy bed aren’t all your indoor kitty needs to be happy and healthy; her environmental needs should be considered as well. These [...]

Home Alone: Does Your Dog Have Separation Anxiety?

By |2018-08-27T15:34:28+00:00August 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Behavioral issues are the top reason pets are relinquished to animal shelters. And fixing these issues through counterconditioning, desensitizing, and training requires a lot of time, effort, and communication between pet owner and veterinary team. Separation anxiety is a common, and sometimes difficult, behavioral condition to treat. Some dogs have mild signs, such as not [...]

Reunited and It Feels So Good: How Microchipping Can Bring Your Pet Home

By |2018-07-18T20:08:52+00:00July 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The jingle of identification tags on your dog’s collar can sometimes be annoying, especially when you just put your baby down for a nap or want to catch a little shut-eye yourself. But, those tags are an important aspect of keeping your pet safe in the event that she disappears. Unfortunately, identification tags can easily [...]

Ticks Taking Over: Are You and Your Pets Safe?

By |2018-06-28T02:28:48+00:00June 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

You’ve probably heard about Lyme disease. You might know that it’s a potentially fatal tick-borne disease that’s spread by deer ticks. Here in Tennessee, while we do see instances of Lyme disease, we actually see more ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever because the most common tick species found here are the American Dog tick, [...]