Dog hiding under a blanket

Noise Phobia (Fire Works & Storms)

Every Fourth of July brings fun filled excitement in celebration of our country’s independence in the form of fireworks and back yard barbecuing.  However, for some of our little furry friends, it can be a full day and night of anxiety. According to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association “Noise phobias and storm phobias may be correlated with…

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Dog carrying a first aid kit in its mouth

Emergency Preparedness for Pets

When an emergency arises, the last thing you want to be worrying about is what do I do with my pets during an emergency. It is important to have a plan for all family members, including our furry members as well. The following are the four areas to focus on for emergency preparedness. Be Informed – Know how you will…

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Overheated dog sitting in a bucket of water

Heat Stroke in Pets, Also Known at Hyperthermia

As the summer months draw close, heat stroke becomes an important medical concern, especially in the Midsouth area where temperatures easily climb above 90°F on a regular basis. Heat stroke, also known as hyperthermia, can be a life threatening concern, and can happen very quickly for our furry companions. A temperature above 105°F is considered an emergency situation for both…

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Veterinarian scanning a dog for a microchip

Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Microchipping creates a forever bond with a pet owner and their furry family member. Unfortunately, collars can break or fall off and doors can be left open. The only permanent form of identification is a microchip. It gives your pet the best possible chance of getting home to you if ever lost. About the size of a grain of rice,…

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