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The veterinary team at Airport Pet Emergency Clinic shares helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy in our bi-weekly blog posts.

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Joint Pain in Dogs

Joint Pain in Dogs

Our Blountville vets often see dogs in their office due to symptoms of joint pain. Although a common reason for joint pain is aging, there are effective treatments available to relieve discomfort in dogs of any age or activity level.

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What should I do if my dog ate chewing gum?

What should I do if my dog ate chewing gum?

Although your dog eating gum might not seem like a big deal, some chewing gums are toxic to dogs. If your dog ate gum, our Blountville veterinarians explain what to do.

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C-Sections for Dogs

C-Sections for Dogs

C-sections can be performed if a dog is in labor, but in some cases, an elective C-section may be recommended if your pooch faces an increased risk of complications. Today, our Blountville vets look at how to tell if your dog needs a C-section.

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My Pet Can't Stand & Keeps Falling: Possible Causes & What to Do

My Pet Can't Stand & Keeps Falling: Possible Causes & What to Do

If your dog or cat has been staggering, stumbling, or falling over, one or more underlying medical issues may be to blame. These can include infection, injury, poisoning, or stroke. Today, our Blountville vets discuss why you should take your pet to an animal hospital right away if this is happening.

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Heatstroke in Cats

Heatstroke in Cats

While our Blountville emergency vets see fewer cases of heatstroke in cats than in dogs, it does happen. In today's post, we share some of the symptoms of heatstroke in cats, and what you should do if you think your cat is suffering from heatstroke. 

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Symptoms of Cat Poisoning

Symptoms of Cat Poisoning

Cat poisonings are rare, but they do happen on occasion. From household cleaners to toxic house plants, our Blountville vets explain some common substances that are poisonous to cats, how to tell if a cat has been poisoned, and the treatment options available for cat poisonings.

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Why is my dog breathing so fast and shallow?

Why is my dog breathing so fast and shallow?

If your pup is breathing fast without apparent cause, it can be worrying. Today, our Airport Pet Emergency Clinic vets share some reasons why your dog may be breathing fast but otherwise acting normal, and when it's time for your dog to see the vet.

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X-Rays for Dogs

X-Rays for Dogs

If your dog is booked to have an X-ray (radiograph), you may be wondering how the appointment will work and how you can prepare. Below, our Blountville vets share what you can expect when you bring your dog to us for an X-ray.

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Constipation in Cats

Constipation in Cats

Constipation can make your cat feel uncomfortable and restless, as well as pose a serious health risk. Our Blountville veterinarians discuss the symptoms of constipation in cats, as well as what to do to help your feline friend.

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Why won't my cat eat? Is this an emergency?

Why won't my cat eat? Is this an emergency?

It's normal to worry if your cat won't eat. Our Airport Pet Emergency Clinic vets list some common reasons why cats may stop eating, and how to tell if your cat’s case is an emergency. 

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