3 Facts These Vet Techs Really Want You To Know About Fleas — (#1: You’re Not A Bad Pet Owner If Your Pet Has Them!)

  When the two friendly veterinarian technicians at the PetWellClinic on Kingston Pike in West Hills were asked which pet condition the clinic has treated most over the summer, Angie Meyers and Shana Kennedy both said, “Fleas!” “The number of cases of fleas has definitely been up,” Shana says, adding, “Ticks, too. Last winter didn’t […]

How Knoxville’s Dog Parks Offer Your Pooch Healthy Perks

One of the advantages of living in Knoxville is the number of dog parks that are scattered throughout the city. There are currently seven active dog parks, all of them PetSafe parks, with two more in the works. Each park provides large fenced open spaces for dogs to romp and roam, and most are divided […]

Why Should You Care About Kennel Cough Even If You Don’t Board Your Dogs?

  Kennel cough is one of those frequently misunderstood terms when it comes to what it is and how to prevent it. Broadly put, kennel cough is a type of bronchitis that causes inflammation to a dog’s windpipe and voice box. Puppies with not yet mature immune systems are especially susceptible to the infection, but […]

5 Subtle Changes That May Indicate Your Pet Is Sick

If only our pets could talk! We can just imagine their go-to phrases: “Feed me!” “Pet me!” “Let me out!” “Let me back in!” Luckily, these are desires that we can usually easily interpret by their behaviors. Other messages, such as when they don’t feel well, aren’t so easy to read. However, pets usually do […]

Do You Know The Top 10 Poisons For Dogs & Cats? (Glow Sticks? Who Knew!)

In our last post, Adding A New Pet To Your Family?, we explored what’s required to make sure your new puppy or kitten is properly vaccinated and protected from parasites like ticks, fleas, and heartworms. Another important aspect of adding a new pet to your home is to make sure poisonous foods or materials aren’t […]

Adding A New Pet To Your Family? We Have Affordable Packages To Help!

Getting a new puppy or kitten is certainly exciting, but it can also be a bit daunting when you add up the vaccinations and products your new pet will need for a healthy start. It’s very common for new pet owners to be uncertain about exactly what’s required to make sure their puppy or kitten […]

Wondering Which Diseases Might Be In Your Own Backyard? Check This Resource Map

We all hear about common diseases from ticks, mosquitos, or heartworms that could affect our pets, but it’s hard to know just how real the risk is in our own neighborhood or town. Clients often ask if parasite related illnesses like Lyme disease, for example, are actually present in Knoxville, Maryville and Alcoa, and if […]

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 […]