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.

Knee Surgery for Dogs with Torn Cruciate

Knee Surgery for Dogs with Torn Cruciate

If your pooch is suffering from a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL/ACL) your Southeast Memphis vet may recommend surgery to repair the damaged knee and get your dog up and running again. Here are 3 common surgeries for treating this knee injury in dogs.

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How do I manage my dog's pain after neutering?

How do I manage my dog's pain after neutering?

Our Southeast Memphis vets understand that deciding to have your dog spayed or neutered can be an emotional decision, but try to keep in mind that these are routine surgeries for your vet, and most dogs recover quickly, without complications.

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Diabetes In Dogs

Diabetes In Dogs

Cases of diabetes in dogs are on the rise. Today our Memphis vets share some of the most common signs of this disease in dogs, and what you should do if your dog is displaying symptoms of diabetes.

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ACL Surgery for Dogs - Cruciate Surgery

ACL Surgery for Dogs - Cruciate Surgery

The dog's cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is frequently referred to as the dog's ACL or 'cruciate'. This connective tissue joins the upper and lower leg bones at the dog's knee and may become injured. Today, our Memphis vets explain the three main ACL surgeries for dogs.  

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Dog ACL - What is it and how is it treated?

Dog ACL - What is it and how is it treated?

Many people are familiar with ACL injuries in athletes but did you know your dog can also tear their ACL? Read on to find out more from our Memphis vets on what the differences are between ACL injuries in dogs and people, and how ACL injuries are treated in dogs.  

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Best Small Dog Breeds for Families

Best Small Dog Breeds for Families

Growing up with dogs can teach kids compassion and responsibility, as well as providing moments of great joy and companionship. If you are looking for the perfect small dog breed for your family, here are a few suggestions from our Southeast Memphis vets.

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Cat Vaccination Schedule: What You Need To Know

Cat Vaccination Schedule: What You Need To Know

Vaccinations play a critical role in keeping cats healthy throughout their lifetime. Our Southeast Memphis vets recommend following this vaccination schedule to protect your kitten from a number of potentially deadly feline diseases.

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Common Reactions to Vaccines in Dogs

Common Reactions to Vaccines in Dogs

The benefits of having your dog vaccinated typically far outweigh the risk of reactions to the vaccines. Here's more from our Southeast Memphis vets on the most common reactions to vaccines in dogs, and what to do if your dog has a reaction.

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Does my dog have an upset stomach?

Does my dog have an upset stomach?

Symptoms of an upset stomach in dogs, are similar to the symptoms people get when they have an upset stomach. That said, when we get sick we typically know what to do to make ourselves feel better, but what should you do if your dog has an upset stomach?

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Should I get my cat microchipped?

Should I get my cat microchipped?

Microchipping your cat can help to increase the chances that they will be found if they get lost. Read on to learn more from our Memphis vets about how microchipping is beneficial for cats.

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