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Labored Breathing in Cats and Dogs: Causes & What to Do

Labored Breathing in Cats and Dogs: Causes & What to Do

Your dog or cat panting doesn't necessarily mean their breathing is labored. Labored breathing actually means that your pet is struggling to breathe. Here, our Blountville vets explain what labored breathing in dogs and cats is and what to do if your pet is having difficulties breathing.

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Diagnostic Imaging for Your Dog or Cat: CT Scans, X-Rays and More

Diagnostic Imaging for Your Dog or Cat: CT Scans, X-Rays and More

Diagnostic imaging capabilities allow your vet to efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options. The imaging tool used will vary depending on the condition that is being diagnosed. Our Blountville vets talk about the various types of diagnostic imaging for your cat or dog such as CT scans, x-rays, ultrasounds and more.

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Heavy Bleeding in Cats & Dogs: What to Do?

Heavy Bleeding in Cats & Dogs: What to Do?

Your cat or dog injured themselves and are bleeding. No need to panic. Below are some basic first aid steps our Blountville vets want you to know how to do when your pet is bleeding before you can get them to the vet.

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Blood in Dog's Stool: Is It an Emergency?

Blood in Dog's Stool: Is It an Emergency?

It can be alarming when you see blood in your dog's poop, so it is important for owners to know when to be concerned. In this post, our Blountville veterinarians discuss some possible reasons there could be blood in your dog's stool and when it is an emergency.

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What To Do If Your Pet is Choking

What To Do If Your Pet is Choking

It's not always immediately easy to tell if your pet is choking on something, so it is important to be able to recognize the signs. On top of this, not many owners know what to do in a situation where their pet has something lodged in their throat. Here, our Blountville vets share how to tell if your pet is choking and what to do in this emergency situation.

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Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

It can be concerning when your vet wants to do bloodwork on your pet, but it is isn't necessarily bad, and it doesn't mean there's definitely something wrong. Our Blountville vets share below the importance of blood tests for dogs and how you can understand them.

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Pet First Aid: How to Give Pets First Aid

Pet First Aid: How to Give Pets First Aid

Pets tend to be full of energy and not necessarily the best accident avoidance. In this post, our Blountville vets will discuss first aid for pets, and what to do if your pet ever gets into trouble.

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Why Won't My Dog Stop Shaking His Head: Should I Worry?

Why Won't My Dog Stop Shaking His Head: Should I Worry?

If your dog is persistently and vigorously shaking their head about, it could be an indication of an underlying health issue. Here, our Blountville vets explain some common reasons why dogs shake their heads and when you should be concerned.

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How Often Should I Take my Dog to the Vet

How Often Should I Take my Dog to the Vet

A devoted dog owner will want to do whatever they can to ensure their pup's consistent health and comfort. In this blog, our Blountville vets share how often you should be taking your dog to the vet so they can live a long and fulfilling life.

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Toxic Dog Food & Treats List

Toxic Dog Food & Treats List

You may have heard that many foods can poison your dog, but did you know many plants are toxic to dogs as well? Today, our vets in Blountville discuss a list of toxic food, treats, and plants for dogs.

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