Six Common Myths About Your Pet’s Dental Care

  While most of us probably take a routine trip to our dentist every 6 months or so for a preventative cleaning and check-up, many pet owners still carry some common misconceptions about the necessity of regular dental check-ups for our pets. Many may also carry some false ideas about their pet’s teeth and the care that is required to keep them in tip-top shape. Let’s discuss some of the most common myths regarding your pet’s dental care. Myth 1: As long as your pet’s teeth have not accumulated a significant amount of dental tartar, an annual anesthetized oral assessment
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Hot Dogs and Ice Pups : What You Need to Know About Heat Stroke This Summer

By: Chloe Charlton, DVM Sweet summertime is upon us here in the Midsouth, and we couldn’t be happier to spend more time outside with our furry friends. But sometimes, too much time outside can be fatal for Fido and result in a condition known as heat stroke. Heat stroke is a big deal. Veterinary hospitals are already treating dogs with heat stroke, and we haven’t even hit triple digits yet! Heat stroke can be a life-threatening condition and requires immediate attention by a veterinarian.  Here’s what you need to know about how to prevent heat stroke and what to do
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IMHA: When Your Pet’s Immune System Goes from Friend to Foe

When it comes to our immune system, it can either be our best friend or our worst enemy. When our pet’s immune system is healthy, it does an excellent job as the body’s defense system. When infections and diseases attempt to infect the body, the immune system’s job is to fight and prevent them from wreaking havoc. Sometimes, however, the immune system can get out of control and begin attacking things in the body that it shouldn’t. This is the case when it comes to the immune-mediated disease known as immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, also commonly known as IMHA. What is
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