February is National Pet Dental Health Month

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. [...]

Keeping Your Pets Safe Outdoors in Winter

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Winter storms don’t just affect you — they also affect your pets. There are several things you can do to prepare your pets for winter. Contact your veterinarian or local humane society for more information on preparing your pets for an emergency. Outdoor Pets Some pets are better suited than others for living outdoors. However, [...]

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 November 14th, 2015|Holiday Safety, lebanon animal hospital|

‘Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink. Check out the following tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that [...]

Halloween Safety Tips

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 October 27th, 2015|pet safety|

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in [...]

Halloween Dangers to Dogs & Cats

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 October 27th, 2015|pet safety|

During the week of Halloween, calls to the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline increase by 12 percent, making it the call center’s busiest time of year.   “Each year we experience a sharp increase in calls around Halloween, especially during the weekends surrounding the holiday,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “Most often, [...]

Zoonotic Diseases

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

In 64 million American household’s pets are a source of joy and perhaps even the key to longer, healthier lives. However, pet-owning households with young children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems need to be aware that their animals can play host to disease-causing microorganisms. Humans are not likely to catch a disease [...]

Meet Our Newest Doctor, Dr. Brown!

By | 2017-08-15T21:22:46+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Dog, Dr. Brown, News, Veterinarian|

Dr. Kelley Brown was born and raised in the small town of Fayetteville, TN, just an hour and a half south of Nashville. She is the oldest of four children and grew up on a large family farm with several family dogs, cats, beef cattle, and horses. Dr. Brown’s favorite past-time growing up was basketball, [...]

Time to Clean Your Pet’s Ears?

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Veterinarians see a lot of patients with ear infections. In fact, it’s the second most common reason for a client visit, according to pet health insurer, VPI Pet Insurance. With ear problems prompting so many trips to the vet, should ear cleaning be a necessary part of grooming your pet? Generally, cleaning a dog’s ears [...]

Pets, Parasites, and People

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Dogs and cats are not just pets. They are treated like members of the family. And like any member of your family, it’s important to keep your companion animal healthy and free of parasites. It is fairly common for a dog or cat to become infected with an internal or external parasite at some point [...]

Make Sure They Can Get Home: Check Your Pet’s Microchip

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 August 18th, 2015|lebanon animal hospital, pet safety|

Is your pet’s microchip up-to-date? If your pet were lost, would an animal hospital or shelter be able to contact you once your pet was found? It’s important to get your pet microchipped; but it’s just as important to make sure that microchip contains the correct information in order for your four-legged friend to get [...]

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