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How To Handle Hot Spots, Or “Summer Sores,” On Your Dog Or Cat

  If your dog or cat has ever itched, licked, or scratched at a certain spot on his skin so much that it becomes inflamed and possibly infected, you—and unfortunately your pet—have experienced a hot spot. The broad definition of a hot spot is a sore on the skin that is so itchy your pet […]

Summertime Smarts For Your Dog’s Health

As we head into the heart of summer, it’s a good opportunity to refresh ourselves on how to keep our canine friends healthy in the heat. Too often during this season, veterinarians see dehydration, heat stroke, and unfortunately sometimes death among overheated dogs. Luckily, when you know signs to watch for and how to stay […]

Why 4th of July Is No Picnic For Pets—And 7 Tips To Keep Them Safe

With the 4th of July falling early in the week on a Tuesday this year, it’s a good bet that the weekend will be an extension of the celebrations. Even though fireworks are illegal in Knox and Blount counties, it’s not uncommon to see hear and see fireworks around neighborhoods well before the official festivities […]

One Dog Owner’s Story Of Why Exams Are So Important

At PetWellClinic®, we don’t require that your pet has an exam each time you come in for a vaccination or treatment of a minor condition. However, we are big advocates of the importance of an annual exam to monitor and maintain your pet’s best health. Our vets are trained to thoroughly exam your pet for […]

Featured Vet: Dr. Stephanie King Shares Her Passion For Pets & People, and Advice For Flea Prevention

  Dr. Stephanie King has worked with all sorts of animals — horses, cows, goats, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, rhinos, sea turtles, manatees, and even sharks. For as long as she can remember she has loved animals, and while in veterinary school realized that she had an equal passion for helping people take care of their […]

The Dog Flu Has Reached Knoxville—What You Need To Know

An outbreak of dog flu at a dog show in Perry, Georgia, has had area veterinarians on alert. And on June 5, the Virology Laboratory at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine confirmed that the dog flu has indeed reached Knoxville. “We know it is an influenza from a dog,” Dr. Melissa Kennedy, Director of […]

What Is Lepto, And How Can It Infect My Dog Through Water Or Soil?

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, leptospirosis is a disease caused by Leptospira bacteria which can be found worldwide in soil and water. The flu-like disease can be potentially fatal if not treated, and because it’s a zoonotic disease has the potential to be passed from pets to humans and even other animals to […]

Our Referrals Say It All

A survey in the Harvard Business Review evaluated the varying degrees of customer loyalty to a product or service. As it turns out, a customer’s willingness to refer a business to someone else is the strongest indication of loyalty, even higher than a customer’s rating of satisfaction with the product or service. The article says, […]

Why Try PetWellClinic? Drew Can Tell You.

Many pet owners come to PetWellClinic® from word-of-mouth referrals from friends, neighbors, or family members. Drew S., of Knoxville, is one of those satisfied customers. Drew and his fiancee, Kaci, started going to PetWellClinic® in February 2015, after they adopted their puppy, Axl Rose. “At the time, I lived with a friend who took his dog […]