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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 Follow Me To The Bathroom?

We laugh at jokes and memes that declare how having a dog means you never have to pee alone again, ...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog’s Hair Suddenly Stand On End?

Image Source: Rattiepack Via Instagram   Have you ever been walking your dog when suddenly he s...

Ask A Vet: Can What I Feed My Dog Make Him Calmer?

We struggle with where our focus should be when we select foods and supplements for our dogs. There...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Jump On Me?

Everyone that has ever met a dog has been jumped on.  Puppies do it almost reflexively and it is a...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Pace Back And Forth?

Image Source: University of Liverpool Faculty of Health & Life Sciences Via Flickr Humans are no...

Ask A Vet: What Do Dogs Prefer? Treats Or Praise?

No one has even been able to completely explain how our dog friends came to be our friends. It is a...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Twitch In His Sleep?

Have you ever seen a dog lying down asleep, but his muscles are twitching and jerking? Actually, it...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Female Dog Hump Things?

Image Source: ktrainyo Via Instagram “Humping” (mounting behavior) in our pet dogs is awkward to...

Ask A Vet: Why Dog Some Dogs Get Separation Anxiety?

Image Source: SmileyMailey Via Instagram Anxiety Disorder in humans is characterized by fear that im...

Ask A Vet: Is It Safe To Take My Dog Running With Me?

Many people these days find running to be a great way to keep in shape and they wonder if they can t...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Take The Squeaker Out Of Toys?

peilanku Via Instagram We all delight in watching our dogs play and some dogs have specific ways of ...

Ask A Vet: What Is The Best Way To Trim My Dog’s Nails?

All dogs have toenails and all toenails need some management. The best way to trim a dog’s na...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Still Mark Even After He’s Been Neutered?

Marking behavior in a pet dog is sometimes frustrating and many veterinarians advocate neutering as...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Sniff People’s Privates?

Does your dog seem to have his face always in people’s crotches? Embarrassing, isn’t it? We...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Lean On Me?

Many dogs, including one of my own, spend a fair amount of time leaning against their human’s leg...

Ask A Vet: Could My Dog Be Afraid Of The Dark?

A fear of darkness, called achluophobia, has been documented among humans for decades. Researchers ...

Ask A Vet: Don’t Do It! 4 Things NOT To Do If Your Dog Gets Snake Bit!

There are venomous snakes out there and your dog is a nosey character.  Let’s face it, he mi...

Ask A Vet: 3 Summer Dangers You Have Not Thought Of

Summer is fun. The days are long and when school is out, everything seems to relax a little.  Mayb...

Ask A Vet: Is It Bad To Raise Littermates Together?

Image Source: Lisa L Wiedmeier Via Flickr Some people say that littermates cannot be trained and rai...

Ask A Vet: Is A Dog’s Mouth Really Cleaner Than A Human’s?

In light of a recent news story about a woman nearly dying from an infection sourced to her dog’s...

Ask A Vet: 5 Tips To Make Bath Time Easier On You And Your Dog

Many dogs love to swim and play in the water, but sometimes a bath is a “horse of a different...

Ask A Vet: My Puppy Chews Up Everything. What Can I Do?

We all know that puppies will cut teeth. It’s a normal thing for puppies to do. And as humans, we...

Why A Dog’s Tail Is So Much More Than A Wag

Most of us have seen a dog wag its tail. When it is our own dog, we are tuned into his emotions pre...

Ask A Vet: My Dog Can Clear The Room With His Gas. What Can I Do?

Have you ever noticed a foul odor wafting soundlessly from your dog’s posterior? Then noticed it ...

Ask A Vet: Why Dogs Beg For Bacon And What You Need To Know

Bacon tastes good to dogs. No one can argue that dogs seem to be enticed by the smell and taste of ...

Ask A Vet: Why Is My Dog So Picky About Where He Poops?

Everyone is familiar with the scene.  You are standing on the driveway in your boxers or bath robe...

Ask A Vet: How Do I Know If My Dog Is Drinking Too Much Water?

When a vet asks dog owners about their dog’s water intake, they often respond that she is “dri...

Why Do Dogs REALLY Chase Cars?

Some dogs chase cars. We all know it is a dangerous habit and we probably all have our theories as...

Ask A Vet: What Can I Do To Keep My Dog’s Anal Glands Cleaned Out?

You may not know that your dog has anal glands. They are located on either side of your dog’s re...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Stare At Me When He Poops?

// You may have noticed that your dog keeps his eyes on you while he is defecating. It is not ...