Does My Pet Have Arthritis?

As our bodies age, most of us have or will become intimately acquainted with some level of arthritis. Our once effortless movements are slowed and challenged by aches, pains, stiffness, and reduced mobility. In short, they are impossible to ignore. Our four-legged friends can’t tell us how they’re feeling, which makes recognizing their arthritis much [...]

By |2022-12-12T19:18:32+00:00December 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Assessing Your Senior Pet’s Quality of Life

Watching your senior pet age can be difficult, especially when you start to notice changes in activity, mobility, behavior, or overall health. Older pets may develop chronic or terminal illness, which can affect all aspects of their life and your household. Treatment can help control aging changes and many disease processes, but most will progress [...]

By |2022-12-08T23:08:46+00:00November 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lose Weight, Gain Years—5 Ways to Help Your Overweight Pet

Is your furry friend extra fluffy? Some may find overweight dogs and cats endearing, but those additional pounds can subtract years from their life. According to a canine study published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, overweight dogs live 2.5 years less than healthy weight dogs. That’s 2.5 years of missing love, laughter, and [...]

By |2022-12-08T23:08:46+00:00October 16th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Simple Disc-ussion—Intervertebral Disc Disease in Pets

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a common and challenging condition that can severely and negatively impact a pet’s quality of life. Learn why disc disease is such a pain in the neck—and back—with this guide from Tidmore Veterinary Hospital. Intervertebral disc disease in pets IVDD is a degenerative neurological condition that affects small and large [...]

By |2022-12-08T23:08:47+00:00September 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ooh and Ahh or OMG? Protecting Your Pet on July Fourth

July Fourth is the ultimate summer celebration. But, as we honor our country’s history and celebrate our freedom, countless pets are panicking, hiding, or encountering danger. Sadly, the classic outdoor festivities we know and love—fireworks, cookouts, and parties on the water—are not all fun and games for pets. Protect your dog or cat this summer [...]

By |2022-12-08T23:08:50+00:00June 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow—Hair Loss in Pets

Is your pet suddenly losing their hair? Don’t worry—this isn’t an infomercial—but you should pay attention. Sudden hair loss in pets can signify a number of health issues that necessitate a visit to Tidmore Veterinary Hospital. The difference between pet shedding and hair loss Hair loss is a natural every day occurrence for all dogs [...]

By |2022-12-08T23:08:50+00:00May 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Alabama Pets

According to the American Heartworm Society, the top five states in heartworm incidence are Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Alabama. While the disease is prevalent in the Cotton State, heartworms can easily be prevented. Our team at Tidmore Veterinary Hospital wants to provide information about what dangers heartworms pose for your pet, and how [...]

By |2022-12-08T23:08:50+00:00April 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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