How to Tell if Your Kitty is in Pain

How to Tell if Your Kitty is in Pain

You may talk to your cat more than your coworkers, but you can’t ask your cat to tell you on a scale of 1-10, how much pain they are in. Infants and toddlers can answer your questions to the best of their verbal ability, but cats answer your questions by using body...

Valentine’s Day Special: How we can Learn from our Pets about Love

Valentine’s Day Special: How we can Learn from our Pets about Love

What can we learn about love from our pets? It’s as simple as taking a step back and thinking about what our pets mean to us at the core. As a child, our pet may have been nothing more than a breathing teddy bear. Our small minds couldn’t understand the magnitude of...

Should You Dress Your Pet?

Should You Dress Your Pet?

When Jack Frost comes calling, you may not be the only one dreading the outdoors. Some furry friends are more dogged by the cold than others, and when it’s chilly outside, you might wonder if a coat or sweater could help keep them warm and toasty. For many pets,...

Emergency Prevention

Emergency Prevention

Pet emergencies can happen when we least expect it. Just like humans take measures to be prepared for an emergency, it is also a good idea to take these measures for your furry loved one. Make sure you keep the phone number of your emergency veterinarian next to phone...

How to Determine an Emergency

How to Determine an Emergency

How do you know whether your pet needs to be seen immediately by a veterinarian? The following situations should be treated as a pet emergency, and you should call us or head into the pet hospital immediately: Serious trauma, including being hit by a car, bitten by...

Cough Drop Toxicity

Cough Drop Toxicity

As the weather has its highs and lows this time of year in Memphis, we might start to get sick. Here are a few things you should know for pet safety when it comes to cough drops: Most cough drops contain sugar, menthol, eucalyptus oil, colors and flavor—all of which...

Toilet Bowl Water and Your Pet

Toilet Bowl Water and Your Pet

It is important to be aware of all pet risks that are in your household. It’s not uncommon to see a pet with their head in a toilet, lapping up some unattended toilet bowl water. While this may seem like a safe practice as long as the bowl is clean, many of us use...

Mushroom Toxicity

Mushroom Toxicity

As the weather in Memphis gets a little rainier, be aware of mushrooms that your pet could come across. Essentially, the vast majority of mushrooms that grow are harmless, but it could be that 1% that can be harmful to your pet, especially if left untreated. If you...

Toxic Holiday Plants and Treats

Toxic Holiday Plants and Treats

HOLIDAY SAFETY TIP: Holly, when ingested, can cause pets to suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal upset and cardiovascular problems. And many varieties of lilies can cause kidney failure in cats if ingested. Opt for just-as-jolly...

Holiday Pet Health Tips

Holiday Pet Health Tips

HOLIDAY PET SAFETY: By now you know not to feed your pets chocolate and anything sweetened with xylitol, but do you know the lengths to which an enterprising pet will go to chomp on something yummy? Make sure to keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates...

Winter Risks

Winter Risks

As the temperatures in Memphis feel a bit more like winter, it is important to keep in mind some dangers that ice melts can pose to your pet. Here are a few preventative tips to keep your loved one safe: -Outfit your pet with socks or boots. Any ice melt picked up...

Risks of Sugar Alcohols

Risks of Sugar Alcohols

Xylitol is a very sweet sugar alcohol that is great for people (zero calorie, anti-cavity). It is toxic and potentially lethal to your pet and exposure should be avoided at all cost. In dogs, toxic doses can produce three results: 1. A dangerous and persistent drop in...

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