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. Our team is dedicated to the care of your pets and we will continue to uphold this commitment while helping to prevent the spread of coronavirus … Read moreAn Update on Our COVID-19 Protocols
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 blood pressure, respiratory disease, kidney disease, and some forms of cancer. It can also reduce the risks of injury to bones, joints, and muscles that are … Read morePet Obesity Continues to Rise
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. A tick can draw more blood in one feeding than a flea, but serious anemia can result from a high number of flea infestations. Even … Read moreFlea and Tick Season Has Arrived
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 measures. Protection begins as early as 6-8 weeks of age in puppies and kittens. Dogs should be tested annually to determine if infection occurred from … Read moreA Pet’s Heart is a Place for Love, Not Heartworms!