Pet Nutrition Made Clear—And Affordable

When it comes to your beloved pet’s food, the choices of which one to buy is perplexing, if not downright overwhelming. What the heck is a kibble, or a bit, when you really think about it? Making the best decision for our four-legged loves can be daunting, but diet is perhaps the single most aspect […]

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 […]

Did You Know Dogs Get The Flu, Too? Here’s What To Do About It.

It’s that time of year. The kids are back in school, cooler weather is around the corner, and doctors are already reporting the season’s first cases of the flu. What many pet owners don’t realize is that dogs can get the flu, too, and should be vaccinated annually. According to the American Animal Hospital Association, […]

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 You Should Check Your Peanut Butter, And Other Potentially Poisonous Foods To Your Dog

Sure, we’ve all heard that chocolate is bad for dogs. But did you know that of the more than 180,000 poisoning cases handled by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, the #1 culprit was human medications? Medications left out on low nightstands may look like treats to dogs or cats. There are many substances around […]

Senior Pet Care Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), pets are considered geriatric around 7 years of age. And while it is not as simple as “1 human year = X cat/dog years,” there are calculations that can help put a pet’s age in human terms. A 7-year-old cat is estimated to be about 54 in […]

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. […]

Why Flea Prevention For Your Pets Is Critical in Late Summer

Pet owners typically think of spring as the season to ramp up parasite prevention, and are tempted to think that the end of summer is the time to slack off worrying about flea prevention. However, in East Tennessee fleas are at their peak in the late summer and early fall. Between the humidity and temperatures, […]