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Why is my cat breathing heavy?

Why is my cat breathing heavy?

It is very common for dogs to pant to cool down, but this can be alarming behavior when seen in cats and could be a sign of an underlying health issue. Our Blountville vets provide some reasons your cat might be breathing heavy and when to seek medical care.

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Why does my dog refuse to walk or move?

Why does my dog refuse to walk or move?

You are outside taking your dog for a walk on a beautiful day, but they suddenly stop and won't move. Today, our Blountville vets share some reasons why this may happen and what you can do.

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Nutrition, Skin, & Dogs

Nutrition, Skin, & Dogs

Just like in people, our dogs' skin is their largest organ. When combined with their coat, it makes up 12% of the average dog's body weight. What you may not know is that your dog's daily nutrition can have a significant impact on the health and condition of its skin and coat. Here, our Blountville vets explain the relationship between your dog's skin, coat, and its diet.

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How can I tell if my cat is pregnant?

How can I tell if my cat is pregnant?

Have you noticed your female cat is gaining weight and behaving more affectionately? She may be pregnant. Our vets in Blountville share some information about how we diagnose pregnancy in cats and what actions you can take to help your feline friend stay healthy.

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Why are checkups for dogs and cats important?

Why are checkups for dogs and cats important?

Routine veterinary exams assist in keeping your pet healthy by providing your vet with the opportunity to give your cat or dog a checkup, look for any early signs of illnesses and monitor their overall physical health. Here our Blountville vets give you more information on when you should bring your furry friend for a vet checkup and what to expect.

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Why does my dog eat everything off the ground?

Why does my dog eat everything off the ground?

From toys and grass to feces and roadkill...some dogs will eat anything. If your dog eats things it shouldn't there may be a good reason to be concerned. Today our Blountville vets look at why some dogs keep eating everything and tips on how to stop this problematic behavior.

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My Dog Keeps Dry Heaving: What Should I Do?

My Dog Keeps Dry Heaving: What Should I Do?

We know that sometimes our dogs can fall ill and begin to show the associated symptoms, but what happens if they aren't your typical concerns? Here, our Blountville vets talk about why your dog has a dry heaving cough and what you can do to help them.

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Help! My Cat Keeps Dry Heaving

Help! My Cat Keeps Dry Heaving

It's never fun to watch your cat dry heave, however, rest assured in most cases it is harmless. That said, there are a few underlying conditions that can lead to dry heaving that cat owners should be aware of. Here, our Blountville vets explain.

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Why won't my cat stop coughing?

Why won't my cat stop coughing?

Has your cat’s purr turned into a cough? Coughing is a sign that something is irritating your kitty's lungs, airway, or throat. Today, our Blountville vets explain some of the reasons why your cat may be coughing, and what you can do to help.

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Facial Swelling in Dogs

Facial Swelling in Dogs

Facial swelling in dogs can happen suddenly. While there can be many factors that lead to facial swelling, it is most commonly caused by an allergic reaction. Today, our Blountville vets list causes, symptoms and treatment options for this condition.

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