Animal Health

ACL injury and recovery timeline, plus triumphs and challenges

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Originally Published June 11, 2013 We were out of town for Memorial Day Weekend when our dog Winston tore his ACL. We headed home early to seek medical attention, schedule surgery and start the healing and recovery. We would do anything for our dog but it has been harder than we thought. The 12 week […]

Why do some dogs fear storms?

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It’s raining right now which means Winston won’t leave my side and hasn’t been outside to go the bathroom since 10p.m. last night despite me efforts. I actually walked him all the way to the back of the yard hoping he would go if I went with him. It’s been 12 hours since he’s gone […]

Tennessee’s state reptile is the Eastern Box Turtle- LEARN MORE!

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Our native Tennessee’s Eastern Box Turtles are considered a threatened species. They have amazing homing devices, can close their shell completely and are meant to live long lives. Learn more about them and how you can help!

Skunk Attack, blow by blow personal story and helpful recipe

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As I am trying to put the finishing touches on the website my husband runs in with our dog Winston saying he got sprayed by a skunk. At the time we were living in an apartment with no access to a hose or a place to isolate him. Immediately I start searching for answers by […]

Children Saying Goodbye to a Family Pet

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Written March 11, 2014 Addison, my beloved cat of 15 years started bleeding over the weekend. For a cat who has been diagnosed in renal failure for 2 years and had an ultrasound 3 weeks ago showing large cysts in her kidneys and spleen I knew that couldn’t be good. We spent the weekend trying […]