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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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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...

From The Vet: 3 Signs Your Dog Has An Ear Infection

Ear infections are one of the most common presenting complaints for dogs in the United States. Veter...

From The Vet: 5 Secrets To Giving Dogs Meds

Every dog needs medications at some point in his life. Funny thing is…we are supposed to be t...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Kick After He Poops?

Dogs are such fun and watching them (and trying to explain their behaviors) is almost as fun as peo...

From The Vet: DO’s and DON’Ts for Halloween

Halloween is a fun evening for kids and adults.  It is not always pet friendly, but with a little ...

Ask A Vet: How Often Should I Bathe My Dog?

It is culturally expected that most human beings shower or bathe every day. We can even bathe more ...

Ask A Vet: Can My Dog Recognize Other Dogs Of His Own Breed?

Just the other day, a client told me that she thinks her darling pug, Buzzby, is able to recognize ...

Ask A Vet: Why Is My Dog Afraid Of Thunder & What Can I Do?

  Lots of dogs are afraid of thunder.  We are fairly sure that the sound is what triggers the ...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Love To Ride In The Car?

Some dogs truly adore riding in the car, to the point that the excitement associated with opening t...

From The Vet: 7 Important Facts You Need To Know About Parasites

All puppies have worms. Worms have evolved over time to be pretty creative in the ways that they ...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Pee When She’s Excited?

You can envision the scenario. You just arrived home and your dog is excited to see you. As you bend...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Bark When She Wants Something?

Everyone knows their own dog’s voice. But does it surprise you to know that dogs seldom bark to c...

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...