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Meet The AKC’s Newest Breed: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

July 15, 2018
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Have you heard of the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen? The answer to that question may very well be no. This isn’t surprising: there are actually only about 400 in the US, and likely a similar number in Canada. These cute pups were recently added to the ranks of the AKC’s officially recognized breeds. Joining the Hound Group, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen—or GBGV for short—was recognized January 1, 2018, along with another adorable pooch, the … Read More »

Beware of Summertime Pests

July 01, 2018
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An important part of keeping your pet safe in the warmer months is pest prevention—summer is prime-time for infections and infestations caused by parasites and other unsightly critters! Is your pet ready to face the challenge? Read on to learn more about summertime pests and how to help your pet avoid the danger. Fleas Fleas are one of the most common pet pests this time of year. A flea infestation can be time-consuming and troublesome … Read More »

Disaster Preparedness Tips for Pet Owners

June 15, 2018
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It’s no fun to think about a disaster situation affecting you, your family, or your pets, and we certainly hope that you never have to face one. With that being said, your best course of action in the event of an emergency is to be prepared ahead of time! Below, learn about some tips on disaster preparedness that can help your pet stay safe. Identify Your Pet Geological events, wildfires, severe storms, chemical accidents or … Read More »

Is Your Dog’s Shedding Out of Control?

May 15, 2018
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Most dogs shed as a normal part of life. However, sometimes it can get a little out of hand, with fur coating your carpets, furniture, and clothing and truly making life difficult! If you would like to minimize your dog’s shedding, read on as your Dayton, TN veterinarian offers a few tips. See Your Vet First, pay a visit to your vet’s office to have your dog examined, especially if shedding has suddenly increased in … Read More »

Help Your Overweight Pet Slim Down

May 01, 2018
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Many pets weigh more than they should—in fact, almost half of all dogs and cats are overweight! It’s up to you to help your pet shed the excess pounds and return to a healthy weight. Learn more here from a Sale Creek, TN veterinarian. Visit the Vet’s Office Before doing anything, schedule an appointment to have your pet examined at their vet’s office. There, the vet can confirm whether or not your pet is, in … Read More »

Spring Safety Hazards for Cats and Dogs

April 15, 2018
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Spring is officially upon us! With the warmer breezes and blooming buds of springtime come a few pet hazards to keep in mind—use these tips from a Dayton, TN veterinary professional to ensure your cat or dog’s safety this season and beyond: Allergies You aren’t the only one who can suffer from springtime allergies. Cats and dogs, too, can experience reactions to pollen! Other allergens, like dust, dirt, dander, and mold, can also affect pets. … Read More »

Heartworm Awareness Month

April 01, 2018
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Did you know that April is Heartworm Awareness Month? We’re guessing probably not. Heartworms definitely aren’t something to celebrate! However, it is very important to understand what they are, and why they are so dangerous to pets. A Sale Creek, TN vet discusses heartworms below. What Are Heartworms? Heartworms are parasitic worms that infest dogs’ hearts, lungs, and blood vessels. (Note: cats can also get heartworms. However, unlike Fido, Fluffy isn’t an ideal host, so … Read More »

National Puppy Day

March 15, 2018
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Did you know that March 23rd is National Puppy Day? This is a great time to show your canine buddy some extra TLC… even if he is long past his puppy stage! Here, a Dayton, TN vet lists some great ways to get that cute tail wagging. New Toys Toys are very important for Fido’s health and well-being. Playing keeps your furry buddy active, which is great for him physically. It also offers beneficial mental … Read More »

Doggy Dental Woes

February 15, 2018
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Does your canine pal have dragon breath? If so, he may need his choppers checked. Bad breath is often a sign of dental trouble in dogs! Dental issues are actually quite common in our furry companions. However, many people inadvertently overlook this critical aspect of pet care. A local Sale Creek, TN vet discusses doggy dental care in this article. Common Dental Issues Dogs can suffer from a wide variety of dental problems. Gum disease … Read More »

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