6 Resolutions Your Pet Really Needs You To Stick To This Year

  We all know the drill with New Year’s Resolutions. We make them with the best intentions of really following through this year, and by February most of us have let them slide. But when it comes to the health and happiness of our pets, there are some resolutions we should be sure we stay […]

Is Feline Leukemia A Cancer Or A Virus, And Is It Contagious?

Feline Leukemia is often a confusing subject because of its name. In humans, leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow, but in cats leukemia is actually a virus. However, it can also lead to cancer in cats. It’s important to understand feline leukemia because it’s highly contagious and is one […]

Tips To Pet Proof Your Christmas Tree & More

  “Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches—” to scratch and climb on if you happen to be a cat, that is. From a cat’s perspective, a Christmas tree is a glorious new jungle gym to pounce and climb on, which often becomes an annual holiday dilemma for cat owners. And […]

Don’t Let These Common Halloween Hazards Haunt Your Pets

  While we humans, goblins, and witches take great delight in Halloween, the evening’s activities often leave our bewildered pets downright spooked. The doorbell rings over and over, and then the open door reveals one creepy looking creature after another. Plus, tempting treats and—oh, help us—pet costumes can add to the risks and stresses for […]

True or False: You Can Catch Diseases From Your Pet

  With flu season being right around the corner and the not-so-distant news of the contagious dog flu reaching East Tennessee a few months ago, you may be wondering if dogs and people can pass the flu virus to one another. The answer to that is mostly no, since canine influenza and human influenza are […]

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 […]