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 […]

April Is Heartworm Awareness Month—And TN Ranks In The Top 5 For Occurrences

April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and the timing couldn’t be more important as the East Tennessee mosquito population starts to emerge. In fact, the American Heartworm Society has unveiled the 2016 Heartworm Incidence Map, and Tennessee is in the top 5 states for occurrences. Approximately 7 in 8 of the surveyed veterinary practices diagnosed heartworm-positive […]

Should You Continue Flea & Tick Prevention Through The Winter?

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are finally falling. It’s the time of year that pet owners are often tempted to think that it’s ok to slack off keeping up with flea, tick, or heartworm prevention. However, in East Tennessee fleas are at their peak in the late summer and fall, and it’s […]

Why “Heart” & “Worms” Should Not Go Together—And Yes, Cats Get Them Too

According to the American Heartworm Society, heartworms lead to a serious and potentially fatal disease caused by foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels. Heartworms can cause severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. Heartworm disease affects primarily dogs, but cats, ferrets, coyotes and […]

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 […]