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Holiday Health and Safety Tips for Pet Owners

By |2018-11-09T20:03:43+00:00November 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Standing in your kitchen, you hear your kids and their cousins happily playing a board game. Your in-laws are nestled on the living room couch watching a holiday parade as your husband and brother-in-law discuss last night’s game. As you finish scrubbing the splattered gravy from the top of the stove, your sister rattles on [...]

Veterinary Technicians: The Super Heroes of Veterinary Medicine

By |2018-11-01T01:48:24+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, [...]

Protecting Pets from Mosquitoes

By |2018-06-05T18:25:33+00:00June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It’s that time of year again: Time for backyard barbecues, pool parties, and summer strolls. But all that outdoor time for your family—both human and animal—can lead to an increased risk of encountering mosquitoes (and being bitten by them). Think a few red, itchy mosquito bites aren’t a big deal? Think again. Mosquitoes carry and [...]

Fleas 101: How to Protect Your Pets

By |2018-04-20T18:11:54+00:00April 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It’s springtime in Nashville, and while spring may have you thinking of baby birds and pretty flowers, it’s also a time when fleas become more active, wreaking havoc on your home and your family. Fleas are more than just a nuisance. They’re external parasites that transmit diseases that can affect humans and animals, and they’d [...]

Which Vaccines Does My Pet Need?

By |2018-03-18T04:34:45+00:00March 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Just like humans, dogs and cats need vaccines to protect them from diseases. Vaccines exist to ensure that your pet’s immune system can fight against infection even before being exposed to a disease. Preventative care is always the best care, and in response to that, the veterinary world has created a standard for best protecting [...]