Why Flea Prevention For Your Pets Is Critical in Late Summer

Pet owners typically think of spring as the season to ramp up parasite prevention, and are tempted to think that the end of summer is the time to slack off worrying about flea prevention. However, in East Tennessee fleas are at their peak in the late summer and early fall. Between the humidity and temperatures, […]

Why One Knoxville Dog Owner Chose PetWellClinic For Vaccinations

Melissa Van Kirk, of Knoxville, is an experienced dog owner, usually owning two or three at any given time. She and her husband have an adult Snorkie named Mushy, and, following the death of their 14-year-old Shetland Sheepdog, Elsa, earlier this year, they added a new Sheltie puppy, Poseidon, to their family. Last year, when […]

How Using Two Vets Could Actually Save You Money

The two top concerns most people take into account when seeking healthcare—whether for themselves or for their pets—are convenience and affordability. For example, the growing number of walk-in clinics is proving to be a trusted resource for many people in search of basic health services related to colds, sore throats, minor wounds, and general immunizations […]

3 Easy Ways To Protect Your Pets From Heat Stroke

While the phrase “dog days of summer” actually originates from the Greek’s constellation system Dog Star, or Sirius, which rises simultaneously with the sun during the hottest days of summer, most of us relate the phrase to these oppressively hot days of mid-summer. At PetWellClinic® in Knoxville and Alcoa, we know that East Tennessee’s sweltering […]

Why Choosing A Vaccination Package Makes “Cents”

  When it comes to vaccinations, most pet owners know that this preventative care is crucial to their furry friend’s good health and longevity. The subject becomes murky, however, when weighing how to handle the scheduling and cost of vaccinations. At PetWellClinic® in Knoxville and Alcoa, we offer convenient, affordable and comprehensive wellness packages that […]

4 Key Facts to Consider For Tick Prevention

At PetWellClinic® in Knoxville and Alcoa, we know that ticks are a top concern for our clients. Ticks can transmit diseases to a dog or cat before the pests are found and removed, resulting in a whole range of alarming health issues. The good news is that tick-borne diseases are preventable. Read on to know […]

How To Keep Fleas Off Of Your Pet, And Out Of Your Home

Here’s a riddle for you: How do fleas travel from place to place? They itch-hike! Joking aside, just the thought of our pets being infected with fleas makes us start scratching. Dogs and cats can easily get infested with fleas through contact with other animals or with fleas in the environment. For example, a raccoon, […]

A Rise In Rabies Cases Reminds Us Why It’s Crucial To Vaccinate Your Pet

  In the first three months of this year, the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed rabies in three wild animals and five pet dogs and cats. “Rabies is a lethal disease, and the best way to protect your pets is to vaccinate,” said Charlie Hatcher, DVM, state veterinarian with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. “With […]

How To Affordably Vaccinate Your Puppy

Getting a puppy is an exciting event, which requires much time and thought put into finding just the right addition for your family. At the PetWellClinics of Knoxville and Alcoa, we know that getting a puppy also brings a good deal of uncertainty about exactly what’s required to make sure the pup is off to […]