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Dr. Kathryn Primm

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Dr. Kathryn Primm is a practicing small animal veterinarian and practice owner at Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, TN. She serves as the resident vet for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats.

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Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Lick My Feet?

Dogs do things that we might not love, and licking our feet is one of those things. We should never...

Ask A Vet: Should I Give My Dog Joint Supplements?

There is some buzz about joint care supplements. People are intrigued by an opportunity to circumven...

From The Vet: 3 Things Every Boxer Owner Should Know About

Boxers are beautiful, expressive and friendly. Their nubby tails seem to always be wagging. Unfortu...

From The Vet: 3 Things Every Great Dane Owner Should Know About

Great Danes are gorgeous and remarkable. They are stoic and kind. However, they do seem to be predi...

Ask A Vet: Does My Dog Know When A Storm Is Coming?

We know that many creatures are certainly attuned to their surroundings and other subtle cues that ...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Chew My Shoes?

Some dogs seem to love to chew and the object of their chewing destruction can sometimes be our shoe...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Stink When He Is Wet?

Every dog lover knows the smell. If you blindfolded us and tested us, we could all pick out the smel...

Ask A Vet: What Does It Mean When My Dog’s Nose Is Warm?

Our dogs’ noses are visible to us (and often in our faces). We can easily note any changes in some...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Mount His Toys?

Mounting behavior in our dogs is embarrassing to us because we automatically feel uncomfortable wit...

Ask A Vet: What Should I Do If My Dog Eats Chocolate?

Many of us love chocolate, and our dogs may seem interested in the tasty treat they see us eating. O...

Ask A Vet: Should I Give My Dog A Fish Oil Supplement?

We hear a lot of press about supplements. Some people think that they are a useless waste of money a...

Ask A Vet: Why Is My Dog Jealous Of My Spouse?

Anyone who spends time with dogs knows that they can act jealous. Dogs can act jealous or protectiv...

From The Vet: 3 Simple Hacks That Might Save Your Dog’s Life

Dog owners make lots of decisions for their dogs, from what they eat to how much they sleep. We all...

From The Vet: 3 Things Every Chihuahua Owner Should Watch For

Chihuahuas are extremely popular. They are all the fun of a bigger dog rolled up into a portable pac...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Act Hungry All The Time?

We know the scenario. You have a snack and your dog is watching you expectantly, even though you kno...

From The Vet: 3 Things Every Husky Owner Should Watch For

Siberian Huskies are energetic, fun, and sociable dogs. They are typically very healthy and interes...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Hate To Have His Nails Trimmed?

We all know how important keeping our dog’s nails trimmed is.  It helps save our floors and somet...

From The Vet: 3 Things You Should Know About Your Dog’s Butt

We all love our dogs from the tip of their nose to the tip of their tails, but dogs’ butts are no...

Ask A Vet: Should My Dog Wear A Coat In Winter?

There are two camps of people in the world, dog people and…everyone else! I am only kidding, but t...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Hate The Mailman?

Some dogs really hate the mail man. We humans know that the mail must be delivered and that there mu...

From The Vet: 3 Human Snacks That You Can Share With Your Dog

Fortunately dogs do not crave salty fattening snacks like some of us (specifically me) do. They tend...

From The Vet: 3 Things Every German Shepherd Owner Should Watch For

Most people know a German Shepherd when they see one. These classic beauties are historically our s...

Ask A Vet: Why Is My Dog Scooting?

People think watching a dog drag his rear across the floor is either gross or funny (or both) and I...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Bark At Me When I Have A Hat On?

Have you ever walked up on your dog wearing a hat and she seemed to panic like she did not recognize...

From The Vet: 3 Things Every Labrador Retriever Owner Should Watch For

Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds of dog in the country. I see at least one eve...

From The Vet: 3 Signs Your Dog Has A Fever

Fever is defined as a body temperature above the range that is considered normal for a healthy anima...

From The Vet: 3 Things Every Dachshund Owner Should Watch For

Dachshunds are popular and sociable dogs. The most common is the miniature Dachshund. They all have ...

Ask A Vet: 5 Dog Behaviors That May Mean More Than Meets The Eye

No one understands your dog quite like you, but since we don’t speak the same language, there...

From The Vet: 3 Things Every Pit Bull Owner Should Watch for

My practice cares for a large number of pit bull and pit bull type dogs. They are stoic and kind. Th...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Like To Sleep Under The Covers?

Does your dog love to bury himself under your covers to sleep? Many dogs do. It is fun to think abou...