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What is leptospirosis in dogs, and how is it treated?

What is leptospirosis in dogs, and how is it treated?

Southwind Animal Hospital has recently seen an alarming increase in the number of dogs testing positive for leptospirosis. While this condition is typically seen in dogs it can easily be transmitted to the people who love them. Our Memphis vets discuss the symptoms of leptospirosis in dogs, and tips to protect your pet.

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What is Kennel Cough in Dogs & What To Do if Your Dog is Coughing

What is Kennel Cough in Dogs & What To Do if Your Dog is Coughing

Is your dog coughing or making a gagging sound that sounds a bit like the honk of a goose? If so, your pet may be suffering from kennel cough. Below, our Memphis vets discuss this highly contagious respiratory disease and what to do if your dog is coughing.

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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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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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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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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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What is the most common cause of diarrhea in dogs?

What is the most common cause of diarrhea in dogs?

Regardless of the reason, diarrhea can be a very distressing symptom for dog owners to cope with. If your pup is suffering from diarrhea you likely want to find a cure FAST! Today our Southeast Memphis vets explain some common causes, and how to stop diarrhea in dogs.

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