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Senior Pets- How to keep your pets healthy during their golden years

Q:  I have a 5 year old Schnauzer and a 9 year old Dachshund and they are both doing fine but I’m concerned about their special needs as they get older.  What should I do right now to keep them healthy as they age? A:  What a great question. We all know that pets age faster than humans.  A 7 year old dog is equivalent to about 44-56 years in a human. And a 7 year old cat is about 54 in human years.  But Dogs vary a great deal by breed in their age spans. Small b...

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Welcome, Lincoln Memorial Students!

CLINICAL ROTATIONS FOR LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE Jefferson Animal Hospitals has been proud to offer clinical rotations to the Senior Students of Lincoln Memorial Veterinary School (LMU), located in Hallogate, TN.  This has been an opportunity for us to mentor and teach these senior vet students before they start their careers as licensed veterinarians. The mission of LMU is to prepare veterinarians who are committed to serving the health and wellness need...

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Should I be worried about the dog flu?

What have you heard about Canine Influenza a.k.a. The Dog Flu???? There has been a lot of information on the news and various media outlets about the current outbreak in our area and we would like to put your mind at ease with reliable information. This is a very contagious virus that can cause coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge or fever. The symptoms for most dogs will resolve in 2-3 weeks. Some dogs may contract the virus and not show any clinical signs at all but still be able to spread ...

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Q: I just found a tick on my puppy? Help! How do I get it off safely and can I catch anything? A: Springtime is definitely the peak time for Ticks and yes, there are several serious diseases that both you and your pet can suffer from. There are 15 species of ticks in North America but only a few that can affect you or your dog: the American Dog Tick, Lone Star Tick, Deer or Blacklegged tick and Brown Dog Tick. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever an...

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Recently, our very own Dr. Arielle Corbett broadcast live on WHAS about the importance of a tip to tail complete exam for your pet. Your visit with your pet to the vet is not just about getting shots. It is about checking the teeth, gums, skin, heart, lungs, abdominal organs and making sure your pet is healthy and does not have specific problems that may require medication or a special diet. Look for Dr. Corbets complete interview on our website YouTube channel coming soon. (https://www.yo...

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FROM FEARFUL TO PLAYFUL. REDUCING STRESS AND ANXIETY FOR YOUR PET Does your pet hate going to the vet? Do they start shaking as soon as you get the car keys? Have they had such bad experiences in the past that you try to find every excuse not to go for those very necessary vaccinations and health care needs? This is Rachel. Her owner loves her and says she is just a fantastic dog-an absolute gift and blessing to their family. She will lay still and allow toddlers to pull and ...

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Girl Scout troop 1210 learns about the Human-Animal Bond

We were pleased to host Girl Scout Troop 1210 last week to help them work towards their animal helper patch. After a tour of the hospital, the girls met with Dr. Hoelter and learned and the Human-Animal Bond. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both. This includes, but is not limited to, emoti...

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American Heritage Girls complete Pet Care Badge

Our local troop of American Heritage Girls recently visited our office to complete their Pet Care badge. They toured the hospital, learned about animal care and interviewed Dr. Hoelter. Many of the girls are interested in becoming veterinarians when they grow up so this was a great opportunity for them to see behind the scenes. American Heritage Girls range in age from 5-18. They focus on many areas including leadership, life skills, self confidence, teamwork and spiritual development just t...

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KVMA Animal Hall of Fame

Please join us in congratulating Gage for his recent induction into the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Hall of Fame. He was honored this past weekend at the 104th Annual KVMA meeting in Louisville. Veterinarians across the state submitted their patients that exhibited an act of bravery, performed a service to an individual or community, or exemplified the affection, loyalty, and value of the human-animal bond. The committee selected Gage based on his service to his owner T...

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Partnership with Pets For Patriots

Jefferson Animal Hospital Fern Creek has partnered with Pets for Patriots, Inc., a nonprofit that saves lives through companion pet adoption for United States military veterans, to support the well-being of shelter animals and honor our nation’s heroes. As a Pets for Patriots veterinary partner, we provide an ongoing discount off veterinary fees for any dog or cat honorably adopted through Pets for Patriots. “The financial costs of pet ownership cause many people to surrender their pet...