What is pet health insurance, and do you need it?
Pet insurance can be overwhelming. Does it truly save you money? Is it worth the investment? As veterinary medicine becomes more advanced, the price of care naturally goes up, and… Read more
‘Tis the Season—to be Careful!
Give Thanks for These Thanksgiving Safety Tips Don’t leave wine glasses at snout or tail level. Alcohol is a real problem for pets, and overactive tails could also knock over… Read more
The One with the Waggly Tail
Mixed Breed or Purebred Dog? Should you purchase a purebred puppy from a breeder or adopt a mixed breed from a shelter? Some studies suggest mixed breeds are healthier because… Read more
Why do puppies and kittens require a series of vaccinations?
We at Southwind Animal Hospital have been thrilled to meet all the new sweet puppies and kittens of our surrounding communities and are thankful that these animals have found amazing,… Read more
An Update on Our COVID-19 Protocols
Dear Valued Southwind Family, We would like to thank everyone for their patience and continued support as we move forward in our new normal way of life during this pandemic.… Read more
Pet Obesity Continues to Rise
An estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Those are some hefty statistics. A healthy weight lowers the risk of diabetes, high… Read more
Flea and Tick Season Has Arrived
Not only are these parasites extremely irritating, but they also spread diseases. Although very different creatures, fleas and ticks are parasitic pests that feed off the blood of their hosts.… Read more
A Pet’s Heart is a Place for Love, Not Heartworms!
Tennessee is one of the TOP FIVE states where heartworm disease is diagnosed. Mosquitoes are the guilty culprits for spreading heartworm disease, but this can be avoided with simple preventive… Read more