What Pet Owners Need to Know About Pet Obesity and Weight Management

Can you pinch an inch, or more, on your pet? Overweight pets are no laughing matter, since excess weight can cause several significant health problems. Our team at Sale Creek Veterinary Services would like to provide information on pet obesity, and offer advice on how to best manage your pet’s weight. Why is my pet’s [...]

Simple Tips for a Stress-Free Veterinary Visit With Your Pet

At one time or another, most owners have been embarrassed by their anxious pet’s behavior at the veterinary hospital, but when you stop and think about it, we are asking a lot of our pets when we take them for an appointment. We think they will behave the same way they do when they’re relaxed [...]

Leptospirosis—A Shared Disease Among Pets, Farm Animals, and Humans

Leptospirosis is a debilitating disease that affects many animals, and can also be transmitted to humans. Our team at Sale Creek Veterinary Service would like to inform you about this harmful bacterial infection, to ensure you know how to safeguard yourself, your pets, and your farm animals. What pets and farm animals are susceptible to [...]

Heat Safety For All Creatures Great and Small

Tennessee’s hot, humid, summer days can cause your pets and farm animals problems, including heatstroke, a serious veterinary emergency that can be life-threatening. Our team at Sale Creek Veterinary Services wants to help you learn to recognize heat stress, and we suggest ways to help prevent your pets and farm animals from suffering. Heat safety [...]

Pets Give Their Opinions On July Fourth Safety

Your neighbors are planning a huge blow-out party for the July Fourth holiday. You are considering joining the festivities, but wonder how your pet will react to the excitement. The team at Sale Creek Veterinary Services decided to poll the neighborhood pets for their opinions about the upcoming revelry. Pet poll #1: Sara the Siamese: [...]

The Trouble With Ticks for Livestock and Pets

Ticks are a big problem in our area, and can transmit diseases causing severe and chronic illness, possibly leading to death in livestock and pets. Tick prevention, and awareness of early disease signs, are essential tools to help keep your animals healthy. The Sale Creek Veterinary Services team encourages you to learn more about tick-borne [...]

Feeds for Goats

By Dr. E. A. B. Oltenacu Revised April 1999 by Dr. Tatiana Stanton Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 The feeds that are fed to goats can be broken up into two different groups.  Basically, these two groups are roughages and concentrates. Roughages  are high in fiber (18% crude fiber or more).  Fiber adds bulk to the goat’s diet and [...]

VALUE OF DENTAL RADIOGRAPHS

Tooth fractured below the gum line. About a year ago our hospital began taking dental radiographs. So some folks ask me, Why do this in our pets? Even with bad teeth they don't act like their mouths hurt? It just adds to the overall cost of the dental doesn't it? All [...]

VACCINEOLOGY!

It's the holidays and with that always comes an influx of new puppies and kittens. Puppies and kittens, like all baby animals including humans, need a series of vaccinations that will prevent them from getting major diseases. In puppies we are most worried about distemper and parvo which can be deadly. In kittens we [...]

Coccidiosis

How many of you out there have ever heard of Coccidia? Well in the goat world I guess I should ask who hasn’t? That’s right, every one of us knows that Coccidia is a problem in our kids. But, do we all understand the why and what of Coccidia? That is what I am [...]

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