PetWellClinic Highlighted In Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association

A recent article in the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association addressed the increasing percentage of pet owners who struggle to afford veterinary care. It notes that while veterinarians today are able to provide better and more advanced medical care for pets than ever before, the cost of that care—or even basic care—is out of […]

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 […]

Diabetes And Your Dog—What You Need To Know

Many pet owners aren’t aware that dogs can develop diabetes, much less what the key risk factors and symptoms are. While there are different risk factors such as age and genetic predisposition for diabetes in pets, the one factor that we can control is weight. Approximately 54% of dogs are overweight or obese, according to […]

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 […]

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 “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 […]

Is Your Vet Too Busy For Routine Visits? A Clinic Can Help You Both.

When it comes to finding convenient, high quality pet care at the most affordable prices, it helps to know the difference between an “animal or vet hospital” and an “animal or vet clinic.” Understandably, many people assume both offer the same services at similar prices, but this isn’t the case. An animal or vet hospital […]

Why You Should Take Your Healthy Pet To The Vet

It’s back-to-school time, which often means wellness exams for kids to be sure they’re up to date on vaccinations or are approved to join a school sports team. We teach our kids that annual wellness exams are important to monitor their health, but we too often forget that the same is true for our pets. […]

How Using Two Vets Could Actually Save You Money

The two top concerns most people take into account when seeking healthcare—whether for themselves or for their pets—are convenience and affordability. For example, the growing number of walk-in clinics is proving to be a trusted resource for many people in search of basic health services related to colds, sore throats, minor wounds, and general immunizations […]

3 Easy Ways To Protect Your Pets From Heat Stroke

While the phrase “dog days of summer” actually originates from the Greek’s constellation system Dog Star, or Sirius, which rises simultaneously with the sun during the hottest days of summer, most of us relate the phrase to these oppressively hot days of mid-summer. At PetWellClinic® in Knoxville and Alcoa, we know that East Tennessee’s sweltering […]