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

Why won't my dog stop chewing things?

Why won't my dog stop chewing things?

Chewing, in moderation, is a normal and healthy activity for dogs. But, if your dog is chewing things they shouldn't or chewing excessively, it may be a symptom of a different problem. Today, our Bartlett vets explain the causes of destructive chewing, and how to stop it.

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How to tell if your cat is sick: Signs and Symptoms

How to tell if your cat is sick: Signs and Symptoms

Cats can be stoic creatures and often manage to hide their discomfort when they are sick. Our Bartlett vets share some of the signs and symptoms that indicate your feline friend may be feeling under the weather. 

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Pet Sitting vs. Boarding

Pet Sitting vs. Boarding

Our Memphis vets understand that leaving your dog or cat behind when you are heading out of town can be stressful. Should you hire someone to stay at your home and pet-sit, or would your pet be safer and happier at specially designed boarding facility?

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Common Home & Garden Plants Toxic to Cats

Common Home & Garden Plants Toxic to Cats

Knowing which plants in your home and garden are toxic to cats could help to safeguard your feline friend's health in an emergency. Today our Bartlett vets share which plants are toxic for cats, and what to do if you notice your cat nibbling on your houseplants. 

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Grooming Your Dog or Cat: Bathing, Haircutting, Nail Trimming & More

Grooming Your Dog or Cat: Bathing, Haircutting, Nail Trimming & More

Grooming is an essential element of pet ownership. Whether you have a cat or a dog, grooming promotes good health and helps to form a bond between you and your animal. Here are a few grooming basics from our Bartlett vets at Hillcrest Animal Hospital.

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Should I get my dog vaccinated? Why do it and when to do it

Should I get my dog vaccinated? Why do it and when to do it

Our Bartlett vets recommend following this vaccination schedule to help protect your puppy or adult dog from a host of serious and potentially deadly diseases. It's important to get your dog their shots.

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Guide to Spaying or Neutering Your Kitten

Guide to Spaying or Neutering Your Kitten

If you have recently acquired a kitten, you may be wondering if you should get your kitten fixed. Our Bartlett vet explains why spaying or neutering your cat not only prevents unwanted litters, but can help to curb many unwanted behaviors. 

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Getting Your Dog Fixed - Guide to Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Getting Your Dog Fixed - Guide to Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Often new dog owners ask us if they should get their puppy fixed. Here, our Bartlett vets explain how spaying or neutering your dog not only helps to prevent unplanned puppies, it can also benefit your dog's health and may prevent some unwanted pet behaviors.

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Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Vet Care

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Vet Care

Pets, like people, can sometimes suffer from conditions that require immediate emergency intervention. Our Bartlett vets explain what situations warrant emergency care and what to do when that happens.

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Why does my dog keep shaking his head?

Why does my dog keep shaking his head?

Head shaking is a common sight at the beach or after a bath, but if your dog is shaking their head often, it can be a serious concern. Here, our Bartlett vets explain why it shouldn't be taken lightly.

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