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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.

How to Take Care of a Newborn Kitten Without a Mother

How to Take Care of a Newborn Kitten Without a Mother

Newborn kittens need a lot of care, especially if they don't have a mother. Below our Memphis vets explain a little about caring for a baby kitten that doesn't have a mother, what can go wrong and when you should take them to the vet for the first time.

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Some of The Cutest Cat Breeds Ever

Some of The Cutest Cat Breeds Ever

Are you looking for a cute cat to welcome into your home? If so, researching all the breeds could leave you confused and exhausted. To help you in your search, our Memphis vets share a few of their favorite cute cat breeds.

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How Long Can You Leave a Cat Home Alone?

How Long Can You Leave a Cat Home Alone?

Cats may seem aloof, but evidence suggests that cats do get lonely, and of course, they need us to provide them with all the things they need to thrive. Here, our Memphis vets explain how long you can leave a cat alone, and give tips for keeping your cat safe and content while you are away.

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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 constipation in dogs a big deal?

Is constipation in dogs a big deal?

Constipation in dogs may seem like a minor problem but it can be life-threatening depending on the underlying cause. Here, our Memphis vets and team offer advice on the possible causes of constipation in dogs, and what to do if your dog is constipated.

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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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