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Can dogs get skin cancer?

Can dogs get skin cancer?

Skin cancer likely isn't something that you think about when considering your dog's health. However, skin cancer is a very real concern in our canine companions. Here are 3 skin cancers that our Cordova veterinary oncologist commonly sees in dogs.

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Types & Symptoms of Liver Cancer in Dogs

Types & Symptoms of Liver Cancer in Dogs

Our vets understand that a diagnosis of liver cancer for your dog is terrifying. However it may not be all bad news depending on the type of liver cancer your dogs has. At Memphis Veterinary Specialists & Emergency in Cordova, our veterinary oncologist uses advanced diagnostics and treatments to provide the best possible care to pets with cancer.

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Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Just like humans, periodontal disease (gum disease) can negatively impact your pup's overall health as well as their oral health. Our Cordova vets share more about periodontal disease in dogs, the symptoms, causes and what treatments are available to restore your dog's optimal oral health. 

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IVDD Surgery for Dogs - What Pet Parents Should Know

IVDD Surgery for Dogs - What Pet Parents Should Know

While surgery isn't always required for IVDD, for dogs suffering from Intervertebral Disc Disease which affects their ability to walk, surgery is often the best treatment option. IVDD surgeries aim to restore mobility, reduce pain and prevent further disc problems. Here's more from our Cordova specialist vets on treatment options for IVDD in dogs

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Surgery For Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Surgery For Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip dysplasia is an abnormal formation of one or both the dog's hips which can occur in any breed, and causes pain or discomfort when exercising. In todays blog our Cordova vets explain more about hip dysplasia, its symptoms and how hip dysplasia is treated .

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Dehydration in Dogs - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Dehydration in Dogs - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Dehydration is a common emergency seen by our vets here at Animal Emergency Center in Memphis. Dehydration happens when your dog's body loses more water and electrolytes than they are taking in, subsequently causing severe issues with their internal organs, body temperature, joints, and digestion.

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Vision Problems in Dogs & Signs of Blindness

Vision Problems in Dogs & Signs of Blindness

Like their pet parents, dogs can lose their vision and struggle with the challenges of going blind. Today, our Cordova vets explain how to spot the early signs of visual impairment in your dog, and what you should do if you suspect your dog may be losing their sight.

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Cataracts in Dogs - What You Should Know

Cataracts in Dogs - What You Should Know

If your dog is having difficulties seeing, and you have noticed that their eyes seem cloudy, your dog may have cataracts. Here our Cordova vets share a little about how cataracts develop in dogs, and what pet parents should know about this condition.

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Cataract Surgery for Dogs - What to Expect

Cataract Surgery for Dogs - What to Expect

Cataracts can result in blurred vision and eventual blindness for dogs, but surgery can help to restore sight in many cases. Here our Cordova vets share a little about cataract surgery for dogs, and what you can expect when your dog goes in to have cataract surgery.

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How can I manage my dog's pain after neutering?

How can I manage my dog's pain after neutering?

Our Memphis vets know that for some pet parents, deciding to have your dog spayed or neutered can be an emotional decision. Try to keep in mind that these surgeries are fairly routine for your vet, and the pain from neutering is short lived and easy to manage in most cases.

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Cat Diabetes Symptoms & Treatments

Cat Diabetes Symptoms & Treatments

Diabetes in cats is on the rise, and left untreated can threaten your cat's quality of life and longevity. Today our Cordova vets explain some of the symptoms of diabetes in cats, and the available treatment options.

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How to Choose The Best Dry Food If Your Dog Has Allergies

How to Choose The Best Dry Food If Your Dog Has Allergies

Food allergies in dogs are uncommon but when they do occur the symptoms can be unpleasant for both you and your dog. Today, our Memphis vets share the best foods to serve your dog, if they are diagnosed with food allergies.

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Best Dogs for Families with Kids

Best Dogs for Families with Kids

If you have kids and are considering bringing a new dog into your home, you may be wondering which dog breeds are best with children. While individual temperaments will differ, here are a few dog breeds our Memphis vets suggest for families with kids.

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The Best Dry Dog Foods for Small Dogs

The Best Dry Dog Foods for Small Dogs

Our Memphis vets know that loving dog owners enjoy giving their canine friends little treats to eat now and again, but some people foods are toxic, and potential deadly for dogs. Here are some of the foods you should never feed to your dog or puppy.

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Common Dermatology Conditions in Pets

Common Dermatology Conditions in Pets

Some pet skin conditions need to be diagnosed and treated by a veterinary dermatologist. Here, our Cordova vets, explain the causes and symptoms of some common cat and dog dermatology issues, as well as how to prevent them and when to seek treatment. 

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Best Breeds for Indoor House Cats

Best Breeds for Indoor House Cats

Cats can make loving companions and faithful friends.Here are a few suggestions from our Memphis vets, on the best breeds to consider if you are looking for the perfect indoor house cat.

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Has my cat been poisoned?

Has my cat been poisoned?

While cat poisonings are relatively rare, they do happen. From household cleaners to toxic plants, here's more from our Memphis vets on substances that are poisonous to cats, and what to do if you suspect your cat has been poisoned.

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Plants That Are Toxic to Cats

Plants That Are Toxic to Cats

Many houseplants are toxic to cats. Our Memphis Emergency vets recommend that you be able to identify all of the plants in your home and garden, so that if your feline friend decides to nibble on a leafy snack, you will be able to tell your vet exactly what they have been eating.

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How can I tell if my dog has been poisoned?

How can I tell if my dog has been poisoned?

Our Memphis Emergency Vets know that dogs love to chomp on things they shouldn't. As a responsible pet owner it's important to be able to spot the most common signs that your dog has been poisoned, and know what to do if your dog is showing poisoning symptoms. 

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My cat won't eat - is this an emergency?

My cat won't eat - is this an emergency?

If your cat won't eat, it can be difficult to figure out why, and whether your feline friend needs medical attention. Our Cordova vet shares some of the most common reasons why cats stop eating, and how to judge whether their finicky behavior is stubbornness or an emergency.

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When should I bring my pet to the emergency vet?

When should I bring my pet to the emergency vet?

It's late at night, or the Sunday of a long weekend and suddenly your pet seems unwell. How do you know when you should take your pet to the emergency vet clinic?

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Dog & Cat Vomiting & Diarrhea: What You Should Know & Do

Dog & Cat Vomiting & Diarrhea: What You Should Know & Do

Vomiting and diarrhea are common signs of gastrointestinal upset in cats and dogs. There are a number of causes for these conditions. Here, our Memphis vets share what you should know, and what to do if your pet is experiencing these symptoms. 

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Pet Eye Injuries & When to Seek Care

Pet Eye Injuries & When to Seek Care

Eye injuries happen to pets. Here, our Memphis vets explain what symptoms to look for, and why you should get to the vet right away to avoid permanent scarring or even blindness if not properly treated.

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How to Tell if Your Dog Has Heat Stroke: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

How to Tell if Your Dog Has Heat Stroke: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

When panting isn’t enough to eliminate heat a dog’s body temperature rises, and they can experience heat stroke, which can become fatal if not treated immediately. Here, our Memphis vets explain signs, symptoms and remedies for dog heat stroke. 

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My dog is staggering and falling over...what does it mean?

My dog is staggering and falling over...what does it mean?

If something gets lodged in your dog or cat's mouth or throat and they start to choke, our Memphis emergency veterinarians following the following steps to help your pet. 

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What To Do If My Dog or Cat Is Choking

What To Do If My Dog or Cat Is Choking

If something gets lodged in your dog or cat's mouth or throat and they start to choke, our Memphis emergency veterinarians following the following steps to help your pet. 

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Heavy Bleeding in a Dog or Cat that Won't Stop

Heavy Bleeding in a Dog or Cat that Won't Stop

If your dog or cat is bleeding, you may need to provide some first aid until you can get to the vet. Here, our Memphis Emergency vets explain. 

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Itch, Scratch: The Truth Behind Your Pet’s Allergies

Itch, Scratch: The Truth Behind Your Pet’s Allergies

Our Memphis veterinary dermatologist sheds some light on allergies in pets. 

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The Benefits of a CT Scanner in Veterinary Medicine

The Benefits of a CT Scanner in Veterinary Medicine

Our Memphis radiologist discusses the uses and benefits of a CT scanner in veterinary medicine.

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10 Veterinary Emergencies That Can't Wait

10 Veterinary Emergencies That Can't Wait

While no pet owner hopes to have veterinary emergency, some situations require urgent attention. 

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From Happy Pet Owners

  • “What a wonderful alternative when something happens to your babies outside normal vet hours. They treated us and my kitty like family. Explained everything and fixed him right up. He’s not enjoying the cone, but his stitches look great. Thank you to the whole team!”
    Kelly C.

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