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Destructive Chewing Prevention for Dogs

While chewing is normal and healthy in dogs, most pet owners would prefer not to sacrifice their favorite pair of shoes or a brand new throw pillow. Here, our vets explain the causes of destructive chewing in dogs, and how to stop it.

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Why should my pet have a fecal exam?

Fecal exams give your vet the opportunity to check your dog or cat for intestinal parasites which are otherwise difficult to detect. Annual fecals are the best way to ensure that your pet and your family are safe from intestinal parasites. 

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How to Tell if Your Dog Has Heat Stroke: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

When panting isn’t enough to eliminate heat a dog’s body temperature rises, and they can experience heat stroke, which can become fatal if not treated immediately. Here, our vets explain signs, symptoms and remedies for dog heat stroke. 

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Why won't my dog stop shaking his head? Should I worry?

Persistent vigorous head shaking may be an indication that your dog needs to see a vet. So, when you should become concerned about your dog's head shaking? 

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks are an external parasite that are a danger to people and pets because they can spread a number of serious diseases. Here, our vets explain what to look for and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.

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Heartworm Disease & Prevention in Dogs, Cats and Ferrets

Heartworm disease results in severe lung disease, heart failure, organ damage, and even death in pets such as dogs, cats and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is far better than treatment when it comes to this serious condition.

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease? Our vets explain the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease and how Lyme disease is treated in pets.

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Getting Your Dog Fixed - Guide to Spaying or Neutering Your Dog

Often new dog owners ask us if they should get their puppy fixed. Here, our vets explain how spaying or neutering your dog not only helps to prevent unplanned puppies, it can also benefit your dog's health and may prevent some unwanted pet behaviors.

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Common Reactions to Vaccines in Dogs

Vaccinations protect your dog against a number of serious illnesses, but owners are often concerned about the risk of adverse reactions to vaccines.  Today our Memphis vets explain the most common reactions dogs have to vaccinations, and what to do if your dog has a reaction to getting their shots.

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Anxiety & Depression in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & How To Help

Depression and anxiety can affect dogs, much like humans. Here, our Southeast Memphis vets share what symptoms to look for and how to help cheer up your furry four-legged friend.

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