There’s Hope For Swollen Paws & Other Allergy Symptoms In Pets

In early May, Amber L. visited the PetwellClinic in Farragut with her dog, Tanner. Amber was concerned because Tanner was in pain from inflamed paws, and had not been acting like himself because of the discomfort. He had been licking at his paws, but his symptoms weren’t improving and Amber was rightfully worried. Dr. Katie […]

Tennessee Ranks In Top 5 For Heartworm Disease—Here’s Why It Matters For Your Pet

April was National Heartworm Awareness Month and the timing couldn’t be better. Mosquitoes are breeding and gearing up for their ravenous summer months, and they’re the reason East Tennessee remains a hotbed for heartworm disease among dogs. The American Heartworm Society reports that heartworm disease is on the rise throughout the U.S., including the Southeast. […]

UT Expert Predicts Bigger Tick Season This Spring

Springtime sure is sweet in East Tennessee. Daffodils and redbud trees are blooming and it’s that time of year when it seems as if everything is bursting to life—unfortunately, that includes ticks. In fact, WBIR recently reported that East Tennessee is expected to have a bigger than usual tick season this spring. Dr. Graham Hickling, […]

Don’t Let The Cooler Temperatures Fool You Into Skipping Flea & Tick Treatments

As temperatures start to fall, many pet owners are tempted to think that it’s ok to take a break from making sure their pets are protected with flea, tick, and heartworm prevention products. They assume that the colder temperatures shut down all flea and tick breeding activity but unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Our relatively […]

Fall Allergies Can Make Your Pets Miserable, Too

Many of us know that living in East Tennessee comes with a cost—allergies. Allergies are a fact of life here, but did you realize your pet can also suffer from seasonal allergies? We’ve heard from several clients recently who were wondering if their pets have allergies, and if this fall is worse than others so […]

Are Dogs Allowed In the Great Smoky Mountain National Park?

  Fall is a favorite hiking season for many of us dog owners, and with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park nearby it seems like an obvious destination to hit the trails with our pups. But many people aren’t aware that dogs are only allowed in a few areas of the park, and only on […]