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Our Tennessee veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Puppy Vaccination & Booster Shots Schedule

Puppy Vaccination & Booster Shots Schedule

Puppy vaccinations and booster shots help to provide a lifetime of protection from preventable conditions and diseases. Our Tennessee vets discuss what diseases these shots protect against as well as what the recommended puppy vaccination schedule is.

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Pet Wellness Plans vs Pet Insurance

Pet Wellness Plans vs Pet Insurance

Both wellness plans and pet insurance are meant to health make the cost of pet care more affordable. Today, our Tennessee vets talk about what the difference is between the two options and what the benefits of both wellness plans and pet insurance are.

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How Often Do You Take a Cat to the Vet?

How Often Do You Take a Cat to the Vet?

While we know that cats can generally be graceful and self-sustaining animals, they still require us to provide basic needs and care. Our Tennessee vets talk about how often you should take a cat to the vet and some of the care they will receive during their checkup.

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What Does Ringworm Look Like On a Dog?

What Does Ringworm Look Like On a Dog?

While you may assume that ringworm is a parasite, it is actually a type of fungus that affects the skin and is actually difficult to fully treat. Today, our Tennessee vets talk about ringworm in dogs and what it looks like.

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15 Cute Dog Breeds That Stay Small Forever

15 Cute Dog Breeds That Stay Small Forever

Some of the cutest dogs out there are also the smallest and some of these small dogs will stay that way forever. Our Tennessee vets tell us about 15 small dog breeds that will stay small forever.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

This serious condition can lead to heart failure, severe lung disease, organ damage and even death for pets across Tennessee. Heartworm disease is typically diagnosed in dogs, cats and ferrets. Today, our vets explain why prevention is key.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Because they can spread many serious diseases, ticks are dangerous to both pets and people. Here, our Tennessee vets describe how external parasites thrive. We list which signs to watch for, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

One of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world is Lyme disease. Today, our Tennessee vets share facts about Lyme disease in pets: what it is, symptoms to watch for, and treatment options.

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

While fleas are the most common external parasite, they can cause chaos and make your pet miserable. Left untreated, they may even lead to infections and serious diseases. Our vets in Tennessee list early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Having annual fecal exams done at your vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecal exams give your Tennessee vet an opportunity to check for intestinal parasites before more conditions develop.

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Belle Forest Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Tennessee companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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