October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

For millions of dogs, there’s something special about the month of October. No, it’s not holiday sweaters or Halloween treats—it’s the promise of a better life. You see, October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to help homeless...

Fall Hazards for Your Pet

Fall Hazards for Your Pet

As the temps get cooler, keep in mind that there are a few fall-specific safety hazards for your pet. The use of rat and mouse poisons increase in the fall as rodents seek shelter from the cooler temperatures by attempting to move indoors. Rodenticides are highly...

We Are Here for Your Pet

We Are Here for Your Pet

We encourage preventative care for your pets to keep them from getting injured or sick, however sometimes events happen beyond your control. We are available to you and your pet after regular vet hours and on weekends, at a central location to make sure your pets have...

Change of seasons may increase chance of ‘blockage’

Change of seasons may increase chance of ‘blockage’

Autumn will begin showing its colors before too long, and with the change in season there is an increased risk of your cat becoming blocked. Yep, this time of year veterinarians tend to see a rise in cases of feline urethral obstruction, a potentially fatal condition...

Safety tips for the changing season

Safety tips for the changing season

Today is the first day of fall. Well, officially, but here in Memphis it doesn't quite feel like it yet. We'll get there, and as we do bear in mind that a seasonal change brings with it a few seasonal issues for your pet. Many people begin to put out rat and mouse...

Snake sightings

Snake sightings

We've seen a few reports recently from folks who have spotted snakes during their strolls through Overton Park. Pictures suggest at least some of these snakes are copperheads, a common North American pit viper known to strike almost immediately if they feel...

Be prepared and have our number handy

Be prepared and have our number handy

While we encourage preventive care in order to head off unnecessary trips to the veterinarian, things beyond our control sometimes happen and medical care for your pet is urgently required. Even something as routine as your daily walk can result in an unpredictable...

‘Tis festival season

‘Tis festival season

'Tis the season for festivals! While some may be pet-friendly, it is worth taking the time to find out if the ones you plan to attend allow pets or not. If you find that you are welcome to take along Fido, be mindful of circumstances that could result in a trip to the...

Convenience in an emergency

Convenience in an emergency

  When seconds count, you can take comfort in knowing that a reliable option is as convenient as Midtown Memphis should your pet require urgent medical care. You and your furry companion will receive comprehensive and compassionate attention from the experienced staff...

Handling an injured pet

Seeing your pet hurt or in distress can be a helpless feeling, but if you are mindful of some safe-handling tips for getting your dog or cat to the vet for care, you can lessen the trauma (for you both): - Minimize movement and handling. Your first impulse may be to...

Hot Asphalt Awareness

Hot Asphalt Awareness

Folks, the calendar is about to turn to September and though we may have images of fall in our minds the reality is it is still Memphis hot. Temperatures are in the 90s around here and we still need to pay special attention to our pet's safety in the heat. That...

Hairballs

Hairballs

Hairballs occur as a result of your cat grooming and swallowing hair. All cats groom themselves. Swallowing hair when they do so is a normal occurrence. While many cats vomit an occasional hairball, it should not be a common event. If your cat is vomiting frequently...

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