CASE OF THE MONTH: Resorptive Disease…It’s More Common Than You Think

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Meet Dallas… He is an eight year old neutered male cat. He suffers from a chronic periodontal disease that causes resorption of his teeth. Tooth resorption is a progressive disease that results in the loss of the tooth structure starting with the outer enamel surface usually at or below the gum line. The lesions then [...]

Top 10 Cat Emergencies

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Cats often become reclusive and hide when they are not feeling well, which makes knowing when they need to be seen by your veterinarian a challenge. They have unique signs of emergency conditions that often go unrecognized by owners. Some injuries are obvious, such as a cat with an open wound, while others have more [...]

Easter Pet Poisons

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. “Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous [...]

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, [...]

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