TB Thompson, DVM

A University of Tennessee graduate, Dr. Thompson has been a practicing veterinarian since 2000. Dr. Thompson has worked in emergency clinics, general practice, animal shelters. With the help of extensive post-graduate training in alternative medicine, she’s worked with thousands of pet lovers to find workable solutions to everyday problems. She enjoys helping people learn how to keep their pets healthy and happy for many years.

TB Thompson, DVM

How Do Indoor Cats Get Ear Mites?

“Doctor, how do indoor cats get ear mites, anyway?” Midnight’s owner asked. The handsome cat was calmly purring on my exam table. His ears were uncomfortable, red and scabby but he was being a good sport. His owner brought him to the clinic because he couldn’t get rid of the ear mites plaguing Midnight. I …

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A Heartbreaking Cause of Weakness in Dogs

We see a lot of older dogs with weak back legs in the vet clinic. It may develop gradually over a period of months but sometimes it comes on suddenly. Rear limb weakness causes problems in large breed dogs when it restricts their ability to walk on their own. Owners find it difficult to keep …

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3 Steps to Take if you Suspect your Dog has Ingested Rat Poison

You probably already know it’s not a good idea for dogs to any eat rat poison, but how much rat poison will hurt a dog? It depends on the active ingredient in the product. Rodenticides are poisons that kill rodents after they eat them. Dogs are also attracted to these products because the poison is …

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Blueberries – an Amazing Superfood Your Dog Will Love

Can dogs eat blueberries? How about strawberries or cranberries? Not only can dogs eat berries, you should share them with your dog regularly! Berries have a huge amount of antioxidants that will help your dog live longer and better. Dogs are Living Longer You’ve heard people say that one dog year is equal to about …

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