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10 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe in Cold Weather

By Elmore Road Veterinary Clinic | January 1, 2020 | Comments Off on 10 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe in Cold Weather

We may not see much snow here in Southaven, Mississippi, but temperatures do sometimes dip to levels that chill pets and people. Also, some local people travel to snowy areas for outdoor winter adventures, and take their furry friend along. Since pets and their owners in our area often aren’t familiar with cold-weather hazards, check…

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6 Questions to Ask Before Holiday Traveling with Your Pet

By Elmore Road Veterinary Clinic | December 1, 2019 | Comments Off on 6 Questions to Ask Before Holiday Traveling with Your Pet

The holidays are a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, which often requires traveling. Whether it’s down the road or to a different state, a holiday trip to visit loved ones needs some serious planning. And, if you’re like us, you want to include your furry family member in the holiday celebrations,…

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8 Changes That Will Help Your Senior Pet Age Gracefully At Home

By Elmore Road Veterinary Clinic | November 1, 2019 | Comments Off on 8 Changes That Will Help Your Senior Pet Age Gracefully At Home

Wizened, gray muzzles should be cherished, because they depict a lifetime of love. As your beloved companion enters her golden years, she may require more care to remain happy and healthy. Return her many years of love with these simple changes to your home that will keep her comfortable as she ages. #1: Stimulate your…

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8 Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy

By Elmore Road Veterinary Clinic | October 1, 2019 | Comments Off on 8 Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy

A dog is a wonderful companion, but whether you’re a seasoned pet owner or a first-time adopter, your top priority is ensuring your new pooch is happy and healthy. Here are a few tips for all dog owners on providing the best care for their four-legged friends: #1: Form a relationship with your veterinarian We…

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Team Member Spotlight: Veterinary Technicians

By Elmore Road Veterinary Clinic | September 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Team Member Spotlight: Veterinary Technicians

You may wonder who assists your veterinarian when you bring your pet to our clinic. As in human medicine, doctors can’t carry out all their duties without support staff like nurses, assistants, and receptionists, who all play important roles. In veterinary medicine, we have our own support team to lend our veterinarians a helping hand.…

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Demystifying the Rumors About Pets and Immunizations

By Elmore Road Veterinary Clinic | August 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Demystifying the Rumors About Pets and Immunizations

Many pet owners do not understand why their pets need to be vaccinated, although vaccines are essential for a pet’s good health. Vaccinated pets develop immunity and are protected against specific life-threatening, contagious diseases. When up-to-date on vaccinations, pets are highly unlikely to contract the diseases they’ve been vaccinated against, which helps to improve and…

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Pet Fire Safety: Prevention and Preparation

By Elmore Road Veterinary Clinic | July 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Pet Fire Safety: Prevention and Preparation

Many of us learn about fire safety as part of our early education. We learn how to prevent fires  and we prepare emergency fire-escape plans. But, did you ever consider including your pets in these plans? Or that your pet could actually cause a fire in your home? According to the American Red Cross, “[t]he…

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Guide to Basic Cat Care

By Elmore Road Veterinary Clinic | June 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Guide to Basic Cat Care

If you are thinking of adding a new feline member to the family, you are embarking on a rewarding journey. Cats make great companions who quickly can become one of your best and most loyal friends. Keeping your feline friend healthy and happy is key to years of cherished memories. Here, learn the basic care…

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Allergies Are Not Just for People: How to Spot and Treat Allergies in Pets

By Elmore Road Veterinary Clinic | May 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Allergies Are Not Just for People: How to Spot and Treat Allergies in Pets

All animals—especially dogs, cats, and horses—are subject to environmental and food irritants that cause seasonal and/or chronic allergies. Be a wise pet owner and learn allergy signs and symptoms so you can quickly spot your pet is in trouble. Signs of allergies in pets Dogs and cats usually exhibit chronic sneezing, wheezing, or coughing, the…

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Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

By Elmore Road Veterinary Clinic | April 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

Mississippi, with its warm, humid summers that breed mosquitoes in droves, is heartworm territory. Mississippi veterinary clinics treat more heartworm disease cases than clinics in almost all other states. Read on to learn the facts about protecting your pet from heartworm disease. What is heartworm disease? Heartworms, or Dirofilaria immitis, are parasitic worms that complete…

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