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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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Does Anyone Out There Love Their Vet?

Garrett Nudd Photography It has been a really rough week for my beloved profession and for me. First...

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: What Do I Need To Know When I Buy A Puppy?

Are you looking for a puppy? Where should you find your dream dog? Everyone knows that I promote the...

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...

Hannah Wheeler

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...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Bury His Stuff?

Has your dog ever hidden a treat or bone? Have you ever wondered why? The answer lies in who your d...

Ask A Vet: Does My Dog Know He’s Been Bad?

Have you ever come in the door to a poop pile and your dog sees you notice it and gets the guilties...

Ask A Vet: Which Pets Are Truly Hypoallergenic? Hint: None

I know what it is like to be allergic to the things you love the most. If you have read my book, T...

Ask A Vet: Does My Dog Need Supplements?

As our population ages and our knowledge grows, more and more people are taking vitamins and supple...

Ask A Vet: Does It Matter If My Dog Came from a Puppy Mill?

You love your dog, right? Why would it matter where she came from? Are there lasting repercussions ...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Lick Me?

Our dogs communicate with us and each other using non-verbal communication. As the leader of our do...

7 Reasons Your Dog May Be Coughing

Dogs cough for a variety of reasons. Just like people, they can cough to clear their airways of deb...