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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Dog Flu Has Reached Knoxville—What You Need To Know

An outbreak of dog flu at a dog show in Perry, Georgia, has had area veterinarians on alert. And on June 5, the Virology Laboratory at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine confirmed that the dog flu has indeed reached Knoxville. “We know it is an influenza from a dog,” Dr. Melissa Kennedy, Director of […]

What Is Lepto, And How Can It Infect My Dog Through Water Or Soil?

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, leptospirosis is a disease caused by Leptospira bacteria which can be found worldwide in soil and water. The flu-like disease can be potentially fatal if not treated, and because it’s a zoonotic disease has the potential to be passed from pets to humans and even other animals to […]

Worried About News Of The Parvovirus? Here’s What To Know.

Many dog owners in the Greater Knoxville and Alcoa areas are concerned about reports of the rise of parvovirus in our area. Several East Tennessee veterinary hospitals and clinics have reported a spike in canine parvovirus over the past few months, and eight dogs at Young-Williams Animal Center had to be euthanized because of the […]

Why Do Puppies & Kittens Need A Series of Vaccinations?

If 2017 is the year you’ll be considering adding a new pet companion to your home, congratulations! Whether you’re considering a dog or a cat, it’s an exciting prospect. And, as we all well know, it also comes with a great deal of responsibility. One of the first steps in responsible pet ownership is making […]

Get In Line, From The Comfort Of Home!

Our clients tell us repeatedly how much they like the easy in-and-out service at the three PetWellClinic® locations in Knoxville and Alcoa, and now we’re making it even quicker by adding a new Pet Record Portal to our website. Clients are now able to access an online “dashboard” with their pet’s information, including vaccination records, and upload […]

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 […]