Where Can Dogs Find the Super Bowl in Pet-Friendly Knoxville?

Cat on table with football on tv in the background.

Although Knoxville is very pet friendly, it can be hard to find a dog-friendly spot that also shows live broadcasted sports. Conversely, many traditional sport bars or pubs don’t have outdoor seating that can accommodate pets. Don’t worry, we’ve done the heavy lifting for your and your dog so you can find the perfect spot for you both to enjoy all the Superbowl has to offer.

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Stand Up To Your Pet’s Bad Breath

A dog yawning.

One of the best parts of modern pet ownership is that so much is now known about caring for them. No longer forced to simply accept things we wish were different, we can affect change in our pet’s behavior, appearance, and overall health. Instead of shrugging off, say, bad breath, we can design an approach that not only works for owners, but also helps pets in the long run. If your pet’s bad breath clears the room, it’s time to help them through.

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Tips for First Time Pet Owners

First time pet owners with their dog.

Pets bring endless amounts of unconditional love and joy, which makes it hard to resist bringing one into your home. They can also bring some unpredictable situations, however, that require a certain amount of preparation. Your friends at Volunteer Veterinary Hospital are here to give you some tips on first time pet ownership so you can enjoy a long and happy life together:

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Summer In Scruffy City: Pet Friendly Knoxville

A man and his dog on a restaurant patio.

We’re number one in southern hospitality–a fact not lost on the pets we know and love. In fact, we probably go a little over the top when our four-legged friends are concerned. Pet friendly Knoxville is the place to beat when it comes to activities to share together, and we’ve got the low-down on how and where to start and end any summer day in town.

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Most Durable Dog Toys That Will Last All Summer

A dog playing with a toy.

Are you and your dog ready for warmer weather? As summer approaches, you will want to make sure your pup is groomed and ready to play outside. Always have plenty of water for both you and your dog when heading out for adventure. Don’t forget to bring some interactive dog toys to keep your best friend active and healthy. To help you prepare for this beautiful time of year, the team at Volunteer Veterinary Hospital developed a list of durable toys that will last all summer:

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Taking Care of a Blind Dog

A woman holds her blind dog.

Animals are truly amazing at adapting to vision changes. Dogs can learn to interpret their surroundings despite impairment simply because the eyes are not their primary sensory organ. That doesn’t mean that a blind or visually impaired dog doesn’t need a little help from their human companion, though. In fact, taking care of a blind dog comes with its own specific set of safety and comfort requirements. We can assure you that each and every one of them is well worth the time and effort. 

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Signs That Your Dog is Depressed

Dog is depressed.

The short days and cold weather this time of year can have all of us feeling a little glum. Pets can feel the vibe, too, and sometimes are affected by a down mood, just like people. Volunteer Veterinary Hospital hopes to help pet owners recognize if their dog is depressed so that they can help man’s best friend feel better. 

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Why Is My Dog Drooling?

Dog drooling.

Drooling is just a fact of life as a dog owner. Whether it comes in the form of slobbery kisses or drooling before mealtime, this behavior is a natural part of a dog’s digestive process. However, at certain times, you may notice your dog is drooling more than their normal share or slobber. You may be asking yourself, why is my dog drooling? And is this normal? 

The team at Volunteer Veterinary Hospital is here to help you learn what is typical when it comes to your dog’s drool, and when it may be a symptom of something else. 

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One Big Happy: Introducing A New Pet to Your Family

A black dog snuggles with a tabby kitten.

There’s nothing like bringing a new pet into the fold to add love and excitement to your household. But the sudden adjustment of meeting new people and other pets can be stressful on a new pet, and that happy and sweet dog or cat you met in the shelter can turn into a different animal when confronted with a new situation.

Here are some of our top tips for introducing a new pet to your family.

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Oh Behave! Pet Behavioral Problems

dog bad behavior

Your relationship with your pets is likely a strong one, and there are very few things that can change that. At Volunteer Veterinary Hospital, though, we do sometimes see wedges come between animals and their owners. One of the most common reasons we see for trouble in paradise is pet behavior problems. 

Whether it’s chewing up your belongings, relieving themselves on your carpet, fighting with your other animals, or something else altogether, pet behavior problems can really put a strain on the human-animal bond. No matter the issue, though, there are things that you can do and ways that we can help.

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