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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.

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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10 Reasons Why Your Cat is Not Eating

10 Reasons Why Your Cat is Not Eating

Cats can be notoriously picky eaters, but don't assume this is the only reason they're not eating. Our Bartlett vets provide some other common causes and when you should see your vet.

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Why is my dog limping? Reasons & How You Can Help

Why is my dog limping? Reasons & How You Can Help

Limping is a common sign of pain. Our Bartlett vets explain some of the causes of limping, what you can do to help your dog, and when to seek care from your vet.

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Can cats catch colds?

Can cats catch colds?

Cats can catch colds just like people, displaying similar symptoms such as sneezing and a runny nose. Here, our Bartlett vets talk about causes and when to seek veterinary care.

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? Is It Safe?

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? Is It Safe?

Today, our Bartlett vets discuss why dogs eat grass, and whether or not it's safe or good for them.

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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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