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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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5 Secrets Your Vet Probably Won’t Tell You

No one is perfect and neither is their dog. But there are things you should know and your vet is pro...

Ask A Vet: Why Do We Hate The Cone Of Shame?

An E-collar, short for Elizabethan collar, is a device used to prevent self-mutilation in animal pa...

Ask A Vet: Why Isn’t It A Good Idea For My Dog To Lick Wounds?

Every veterinarian knows that animal patients are driven to lick wounds. We have all seen the destr...

Ask A Vet: Is Trifexis Harmful For Dogs?

Dog owners all face similar challenges. It is every pet lover’s nightmare to unknowingly give som...

Ask A Vet: My Dog Was Diagnosed With Spondylosis. What Is It? What Do I Do?

photo courtesy of Applebrook Animal Hospital, Ooltewah, TN What is Spondylosis? Spondylosis deforman...

My Dog Is Limping. What Could It Be? Do I Really Need To See A Vet?

 Dogs are active, fun and underfoot.  Their proximity to everything we do can put them in harm’...

The Bugs Are Back In Town. What Do You Need To Know?

Spring brings warm sunshine and colorful flowers…and parasites. Parasites are a real issue in...

From The Vet: Top 5 Health Concerns For Pugs

Everyone who has lived with or known a pug knows that they are special. Outgoing and friendly, they...

From A Vet: 7 Reasons Dogs Are Great For Your Well-Being

I love animals. They are my life’s work and my passion. So naturally, I feel that no one’s life...

Ask A Vet: Can My Dog Give Me Worms?

Ask A Vet: Can My Dog Give Me Worms? Even the thought of worms inside your dog is pretty sickening,...

Ask A Vet: How Do I Pick A Good Dog Food?

How Do I Pick A Good Dog Food? You know what they say assuming does, right? Sadly, I think in some...

Ask A Vet: Can I Give My Dog An Illness When I Am Sick?

Most people have suffered a stomach bug, also called viral gastroenteritis. Most of these infection...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Stink?

I hear this question frequently and sometimes I am the one that notices the odor myself when the do...

From The Vet: 5 Toxic Food Myths Dog Owners Keep Believing

Bad news travels fast and when it comes to hurting pets, it is better to be safe than sorry. But the...

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From The Vet: Toxic Jerky Treats-Not Just From China Anymore!

Image source: @PeteMarkham via Flickr Does the news about jerky treats have you feeling jerked aroun...

From The Vet: Important New Update on Canine Flu

Most dog people have heard of the shocking outbreak of Canine Influenza in and around Chicago.  So...

Ask A Vet: Does My Dog Have Arthritis?

Any living thing with bones and joints can get arthritis. Osteoarthritis is irritation of the joint...

From The Vet: 5 People Foods You Should Never Give Your Dog

Trust me, I know how it is. My dog is watching me right now because I am sitting at the table. She ...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Lick Everything?

Does your dog do strange things? Repetitive behaviors that seem to have no purpose? People wonder a...

Ask A Vet: My Dog Ate Chocolate, What Do I Do?

I saw a dog yesterday for helping her canine buddy to tear apart a bag of Snicker’s minis. Her ow...

Ask A Vet: Why Is My Dog Shaking His Head?

Does your dog shake his head and flop his ears from side to side?  Does he ever cry or pull away w...

Ask A Vet: Why Is My Dog Throwing Up?

Is your dog throwing up? Dog vomit frequently and not all causes warrant medical intervention. Some...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Stare at Me?

My dogs watch me frequently.  Sometimes the stare is somewhat piercing and searching and I wonder ...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

Why do dogs eat grass? It is common question and there are lots of guesses. It seems to be a common...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Howl?

Sometimes in the evenings around my house in Tennessee, we can hear the plaintive cries of neighbor...

Ask A Vet: Does My Dog Feel Jealousy?

Dog owners would find this question to be ridiculous in the face of what they see from their dogs t...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Bark At Me?

I think we can all agree that barking is a form of communication. I always thought that my dog was ...

From The Vet: What It Really Means When Your Dog Eats Poop

Dogs eat “poop” or feces for many reasons and some of these reasons are unknown. It is a disgus...

Ask A Vet: Can My Dog Really Love Me?

Recently my article Why Does My Dog Lick Me generated some great conversation that I think bears so...

Ask A Vet: What Should I Think About Before Taking My Dog To A Dog Park?

There are many things to consider before taking your pet to a dog park. Here in our area of Tenness...