Pet Care Know-Hows

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

Why should my pet have a fecal exam?

Why should my pet have a fecal exam?

Routine fecal exams, at least once a year, are the best way to ensure that your pet and your household are safe from intestinal parasites. Fecals allow your vet to check your pet for intestinal parasites which are otherwise difficult to detect. 

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. Here, our Memphis vets shed some light on what symptoms to look out for and how they can treat and diagnose your pet.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Memphis is a center for heartworm disease - a serious condition that results in severe lung disease, heart failure, other organ damage, and death in pets, mainly dogs, cats and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is the best treatment option.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks are an external parasite that are a danger to people and pets because they can spread a number of serious diseases. Here, our Memphis vets explain what to look for and to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.

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How do I know if my dog or cat has fleas?

How do I know if my dog or cat has fleas?

Fleas are the most common external parasite that can affect your dog or cat, lead to infection and cause more serious diseases. Here, our Memphis vets share what to look for to detect them early and keep your pet healthy and happy.

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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?

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

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