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Our Southeast Memphis veterinarians at Southwind Animal Hospital share helpful tips and information to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

What is parvo in dogs and what are the symptoms?

What is parvo in dogs and what are the symptoms?

Parvovirus is a life-threatening condition that spreads extremely quickly among dogs, or through contact with items that are contaminated with the virus. Today, our Memphis vets share facts you should know about canine parvovirus.

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Is it an emergency if my cat won't drink water?

Is it an emergency if my cat won't drink water?

Staying hydrated is essential for your cat's health, but what if your cat won't drink water? In today's post, our Memphis vets share some reasons why your cat may not be drinking and what you should do.

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What You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis in Dogs

What You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Osteoarthritis is a progressive, degenerative condition in dogs that becomes more severe over time. There's no cure for this painful condition, however, our Memphis vets can provide treatments that may help manage symptoms and allow your dog to enjoy a good quality of life as they age.

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How Often Should I Take My Cat to The Vet?

How Often Should I Take My Cat to The Vet?

You love your cat and want to do everything you can to make sure they live a long and healthy life. So how often do you take a cat to the vet to keep them looking and feeling they're very best? Here's what our Memphis vets recommend.

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What To Do With Your Dog When You Travel

What To Do With Your Dog When You Travel

We understand that leaving your dog behind when you're traveling can be stressful, especially if your pet has medical needs. Here, our Memphis vets share tips to help lessen your anxiety about leaving your dog while on vacation and choose the best place to leave your dog while you're away. 

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What are the symptoms of laryngeal paralysis in dogs?

What are the symptoms of laryngeal paralysis in dogs?

Laryngeal paralysis in dogs is characterized by a failure of the windpipe to open correctly when your pup breathes in, instead the sides of the windpipe are sucked into the opening. In severe cases laryngeal paralysis can lead to suffocation, but when diagnosed early there are treatment options available. Our Memphis vets explain... 

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Full, Partial & Laryngeal Paralysis in Cats

Full, Partial & Laryngeal Paralysis in Cats

Full or partial paralysis in cats indicates that your kitty has lost their ability to move one or more body parts. On the other hand, laryngeal paralysis in cat is a disorder of the upper airway that affects your cat's voice and ability to breathe properly. Our Memphis vets explain more about these very serious conditions.

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The Importance of Cat & Dog Checkups

The Importance of Cat & Dog Checkups

Annual physical checkups for your pet give your veterinarian the opportunity to help prevent disease and spot the earliest signs of developing health problems. Today our Memphis vets share more about the importance of routine exams and what they entail.

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Help! Should I take my cat to the vet for limping?

Help! Should I take my cat to the vet for limping?

Whether your feline friend is an indoor cat or outdoor adventurer there is a myriad of ways that your cat could injure a leg or paw and wind up limping. But injuries aren't the only reason for cat limping. Here our Memphis vets share a few common reasons for limping in cats and what you should do.

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Causes, Symptoms & Treatments for Cat Urinary Tract Infections

Causes, Symptoms & Treatments for Cat Urinary Tract Infections

Although our Memphis vets don't often see urinary tract infections in cats, older cats can experience a number of other urinary tract issues that cause similar symptoms. Here we explain some of the most common symptoms, causes and treatments for urinary tract infections and diseases in cats.

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