Pet Care Blog

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

Getting Your Dog Fixed: When & What To Know

Getting Your Dog Fixed: When & What To Know

Posted in Dogs

Having your dog spayed or neutered prevents unwanted litters, but can also help to curb undesirable behaviors and even reduce the risk of some diseases. Here, our Memphis vets share what you need to know about getting your puppy fixed.

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Help, my dog eats everything!

Help, my dog eats everything!

Posted in Dogs, Conditions

Like people, dogs can lose their vision and struggle with the challenges of going blind. Here, our Memphis vets share how to recognize the first signs and what you should do if you suspect blindness.

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Dogs and Cancer: Types, Signs & Symptoms

Dogs and Cancer: Types, Signs & Symptoms

Posted in Dogs, Conditions

If you've felt some lumps and bumps while petting your dog, you may have some questions. Here, our Memphis vets discuss some common forms of cancer and signs to watch for.

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Is my cat sick? Signs & Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

Is my cat sick? Signs & Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

Posted in Cats, Conditions

Cats will have changes in their behavior or energy level when they're sick, although they may be hard to detect. Our Memphis vets discuss some serious signs that shouldn't be ignored.

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Dog Vision Problems: Blindness Symptoms & How To Manage

Dog Vision Problems: Blindness Symptoms & How To Manage

Posted in Dogs, Conditions

Like people, dogs can lose their vision and struggle with the challenges of going blind. Here, our Memphis vets share how to recognize the first signs and what you should do if you suspect blindness.

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Dog Skin Problems: Scratching, Itching & Other Conditions

Dog Skin Problems: Scratching, Itching & Other Conditions

Posted in Dogs, Conditions

Itching, scratching, and licking are signs your dog has a condition known as dermatitis. Find out what might be causing the skin problems, and how you can help treat them.

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Anxiety & Depression in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & How To Help

Anxiety & Depression in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & How To Help

Posted in Dogs, Conditions

Depression and anxiety can affect dogs, much like humans. Here, our Southeast Memphis vets share what symptoms to look for and how to help cheer up your furry four-legged friend. 

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Posted in Dogs, Conditions

Southeast Memphis is a center for heartworm disease. This serious condition can result in severe lung disease, heart failure, other organ damage, and even death. Heartworm disease is most often found in dogs, cats and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is key.

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Why should my pet have a fecal exam?

Why should my pet have a fecal exam?

Posted in Conditions

The best way to ensure that your pet, and your family, are safe from intestinal parasites is by getting annual pet fecal exams done at your vet's office. Yearly fecals give your vet an opportunity to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise.

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What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

Posted in Wellness Plans, Cats, Dogs

Pet insurance and wellness plans are two different options for helping make your pet’s health more affordable. Here, our Southeast Memphis vets explain the differences and the benefits of each.

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