Cold Safety Tips for Pets and Farm Animals

In bitter winter weather, wind and cold temperatures can cause problems not only for pets, but also farm animals. Severe weather conditions can be dangerous for animals, and you must take precautions to keep your pets and livestock safe. Our Sale Creek Veterinary Services team wants to prevent your animals from cold-related problems, so we [...]

4 Steps to Successful Pet Adoption

So you watched the ASPCA commercial with the sad Sarah Mclachlan song, and now you’re determined to adopt the most forlorn-looking shelter pet you can find. While your commitment to adopting a homeless pet is truly commendable—we’ve all felt that gut punch at the shelter that made us want to take home every animal—pet ownership [...]

Keep Your Pet Safe During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Whether you will be spending Thanksgiving visiting loved ones or at home in Tennessee, plan ahead, and keep your pet in mind to ensure their safety and avoid a turkey day emergency. Our Sale Creek Veterinary Services team knows that any holiday can be hectic—especially if you will be traveling or preparing a feast for [...]

Winter Care for Small Ruminants and Camelids

Winter can be stressful for livestock, and small ruminants and camelids need additional care to ensure they stay healthy during the wintry weather. Our Sale Creek Veterinary Services team wants to help by explaining how you should care for your sheep, goats, alpacas, and llamas when the weather turns cold and wet. Provide appropriate shelter [...]

5 Purrfect Ways to Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy

The unique and independent nature of most cats makes them a popular pet with many benefits, including being a cozy couch companion. However, it’s a common misconception that feline companions don't require a lot of effort to keep them happy. Although cats enjoy their alone time, responsible pet owners know there is more to their [...]

FAQs About Chronic Ear Infections in Dogs

Chronic ear infections are painful for dogs and perplexing for their owners. This month, the Sale Creek Veterinary Services team answers your most frequent questions about this frustrating—and seemingly endless—condition. Question: Why do dogs get ear infections? Answer: Dogs commonly get ear infections for several reasons, including: Ear canal structure — The canine ear canal [...]

5 Reasons Regular Wellness Screenings are Important for Pets

Many pet owners take their pet to the veterinarian only when they are sick or injured, but regular wellness screenings are important to ensure your pet remains in optimal health. Our team at Sale Creek Veterinary Services wants to help by explaining why regular wellness screenings are a vital part of your pet’s health care.  [...]

Fear of Fireworks—July Fourth Pet Safety

Fireworks inspire people to stand up and cheer, but may lead pets to dive for cover or scramble for safety. If the booming, banging, and whistling trigger your pet’s panic, fear, and worry,  follow Sale Creek Veterinary Services’ July Fourth tips to help them cope.  Boom and zoom—why some pets fear loud noises Dogs and [...]

Do’s and Don’ts When Traveling with Your Pet

Traveling with your pet can be fun if you plan ahead and take the appropriate steps to ensure the trip is a success. Our team at Sale Creek Veterinary Services wants to help by offering do’s and don’ts when traveling with your pet. DO ensure your pet is healthy enough to travel Traveling can be [...]

6 Reasons Pets Need Protection From Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks can not only cause significant health issues for your pet, but can also transmit certain diseases to you and your family. Our team at Sale Creek Veterinary Services wants to explain why flea and tick prevention is an important part of your pet’s health care plan. #1: Fleas can cause flea allergy [...]

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