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Boyd's Creek Animal Hospital

11653 Chapman Highway
Seymour, TN 37865

(865)577-2738

www.boydscreekvet.com

We have re-opened the clinic fully, without restrictions.   If you are uncomfortable coming inside the clinic, just let us know as we will always honor curbside service.

PLEASE REMEMBER WE ARE CLOSED ON SATURDAYS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Welcome to Boyd's Creek Animal Hospital!

 

Boyd's Creek Animal Hospital is dedicated to our patients, whose loving, unique, and engaging personalities enrich our lives, touch our hearts, and constantly inspire  us.

 

 

Boyd's Creek Animal Hospital is dedicated to our patients, whose loving, unique, and engaging personalities enrich our lives, touch our hearts, and constantly inspire us.

At Boyd's Creek Animal Hospital, we love what we do - and it shows! We believe that taking care of your beloved pets is our calling in life.  We want to offer you and your pet the care and compassion you both deserve.  We strive each day to strengthen our commitment to helping animals in need and to renew our promise to exceed expectations in animal care and in our hospital facilities.

We strive each day to strengthen our commitment to helping animals in need and to renew our promise to exceed expectations in animal care and in our hospital facilities.

AAHA Certified!

 

Our hospital is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)!  We are Sevier County's first AAHA Hospital and 1 of only 7 veterinary hospitals within a 50 mile radius to have received this certification.  Please visit our AAHA page for more information about our hospitals recognition.

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CHECK OUT OUR NEW DOG BOARDING AREA!!  Runs are sized small, medium and large/xl.  Your fur-baby will have privacy, space and views around the room.  Indoor play area on bad weather days adds to the ambiance we strive to provide.

We are so happy to announce that we have finished our state of the art runs.  Your fur-baby will be warm, protected and happy in its surroundings while away from home.  Stay tuned for even more news about the boarding area coming in the near future.

DID YOU KNOW:

By buying your preventions from your local veterinarian (that's us!), you are protected by the manufacturer?  That's right.  If you consistently purchase and administer preventions purchased through us (Flea/Tick and Heartworm) and your pet becomes ill with a parasite, the manufacturer will pay for treatment.  This guarantee cannot be made by manufacturer to big box pet stores.  So, stay protected and buy from your local vet!!

While You're Here, Don't Miss:

 

  • Services - See what we have to offer you and your pet
  • Forms - Download forms to complete before your visit 
  • Rapid Rx Refill - Reorder your pet's medication online!
  • Our Mission - What we believe, and why we are here
  • Pet Library - over 2,500 handouts on pet health topics 

 

VitusVet


We're excited to announce our partnership with VitusVet, the best-rated app that digitally connects pet parents and their care providers to improve the health and safety of pets. As part of our partnership we're introducing an integration between our practice management solution and VitusVet’s app. The integration allows pet parents to schedule appointments, purchase refills, review reminders and confirmations, and view their pets’ medical history based on information from Vetter Software. Please scroll to the bottom of this page, or any page of our Website to download the App, request an appointment or request a prescription refill.

IS YOUR PET ON PURINA PRESCRIPTON FOODS?

If you are quarantined or self-isolating or just want the convenience of your pet's prescription foods sent directly to your door, Boyd's Creek Animal Hospital and Purina have teamed up to offer you door service.  Please click on the this link to be taken to the order site:  https://www.proplanvetdirect.com/customer/account/create/?to=clinic&clinic-id+FPTU1

 

  

 

PET TIPS FOR SUMMERTIME FUN AND SAFETY

Ahhh, summer.  Plans for the summer season can include road trips, fun at the lakes, rivers, streams, sun-bathing, playtime outside with your pets including taking them camping, hiking, and rut row-those dreaded fireworks.  Summer can be a great opportunity to have fun with the entire family including our fur-babies.  It is really important to keep in mind proper safety precautions when we plan our adventures.  

1.  PROVIDE PLENTY OF WATER AND SHADE:  Dog and cats are at a HIGH RISK of dehydration in the hot summer months.  Dogs get much thirstier than we do when they are hot.  Signs of dehydration include dry gums and excessive drooling.  Loss of skin elasticity is one of the easiest ways to test for dehydration.  To perform this test, gently hold up the fold of your dog's skin near his shoulder blades (at the nape of the neck), raise it up and then let it go.  Watch carefully as it falls back into place.  In a hydrated dog, the skin will go back to its original position quickly and easily.  The skin of dehydrated dogs will take longer to fall back into place.  Another easy test is to check your dog's gums to feel whether they are sticky and dry.

To avoid dehydration, be sure to provide your pet access to clean, fresh water inside and outside.  Maybe invest in a collapsible bowl to refill on the go.  Also, if your pet is outside, be sure they have access to shade and shelter so they can stay out of the hot sun.  It is recommended that your pet  not stay outside nor be on a walk for longer than 30 minutes during the day.  As we know, the middle of the day is the hottest time, so if at all possible, plan your pet's outdoor time to mornings before 10 a.m. or evenings after 6 p.m.

Here is a bonus tip:  CHECK THE TEMPERATIURE OF THE GROUND BEFORE YOU GO FOR A WALK WITH YOUR PET.  PLACE YOUR HAND OR BARE FEET ON THE PAVEMENT--IF YOU CANNOT HOLD THEM THERE FOR 5 SECONDS, IT IS TOO HOT FOR YOUR PET'S PAWS!!!!!!!

2.  KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION:  Dog and cats do not sweat like we do.  They require lots of water and dogs pant to bring down their body's temperature.  They also heat from the BOTTOM UP.  So the hottest parts of their body that need cooling down will be the paws, belly and chest.  If your pet shows signs of heat exhaustion, move them inside to a cool spot like the tile floor, provide them with water or ice, but don't place your pet in cold water as that can put them into shock.  Cool them off gradually with a damp towel on their body and get them to your vet ASAP. 

Here are possible symptoms of overheating:

Heavy panting, dry or bright red gums, thick drool, vomiting, diarrhea, fainting, seizures, lethargy, trouble standing or walking

3.  NEVER LEAVE YOUR PET ALONE IN A VEHICLE!!!!!!!!  Pets love car rides, but please, do not bring them along if you do not plan to take them out of the vehicle with you!  It may seem like leaving your pet in a vehicle for a few minutes is not a big deal.  However, it can take less than 10 minutes for pets to have a heat stroke from being confined inside the hot vehicle.

4.  CONSIDER A LIFE VEST FOR SWIMMING:  Just like us humans, we should always consider our pets for safety measures at the lake, pool, or ocean.  Wearing a life vests can be a great idea even if your pet is a strong swimmer.  Dogs or any pet can become exhausted or disoriented in water, so it's always best practice to have a life vest.  Choose a brightly colored vest to help them stay visible and afloat in case of an accident or if they get swept out to a wave.  Always keep an eye on your pets when near any body of water.

5. FIREWORKS SAFETY:  More pets go missing on the 4th of July than at any other time of the year.  The sounds from fireworks can be alarming for pets and cause them to make a dash away from the area causing them to become disoriented and lost.  Make arrangements to plan ahead where your pet can be during the celebrations.  Fireworks are made of toxic chemicals like potassium nitrate that can poison a curious pet if ingested.  If you are putting on your own fireworks show, keep your pet indoors in a safe, quiet space where they will not hurt themselves or escape.  Also, clear your yard of the fireworks debris before letting your pet back outside.  

6.  KEEP BUGS AWAY-SAFELY:   Another summer pet safety issue is the presence of ticks and other summer insects.  Not only can bugs carry diseases, but the ways people try to ward them off can also cause problems for your pet's health.  Fertilizers and pesticides may help keep a lawn looking great, but they can be very dangerous for your pet.  In areas where your pets play, it is better to keep the grass cut short to reduce the presence of ticks and other insects.  Consult with your vet about ways to protect your pets year round, but especially in summer months from fleas and ticks and other insects.

 

PET OF THE WEEK

 

Maximus, a bee-u-t-ful Maine Coon kitty stopped by the clinic today for his kitten shots.  He is already a handsome fella.  We cannot wait to see what he will look like when he reaches adulthood.

Upcoming Local Events and Pet Health Awareness Events

May Awareness Month:

National Pet Month

National Foster Care Month

Responsible Animal Guardian Month

Lyme Disease Prevention Month

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Chip Your Pet Month

National Service Animal Eye Exam Month

May Awareness Weeks:

May 1-7:  American Humane Be Kind to Animals Week

May 1-7:  National Scoop the Poop Week

May 1-7: Dog Anxiety Awareness Week

May 1-7:  National Pet Week

May 2-7:  Puppy Mill Action Week

Holidays and Awareness Days:

May 1:  National Purebred Dog Day

May 1:  International Samoyed Day

May 1:  Mayday for Mutts

May 3:  National Specially-Abled Pets Day

May 8:  National Catahoula Day

May 8:  National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May 10:  German Shepherd Day

May 14:  National Dog Mom's Day

May 14:  International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

May 20:  National Rescue Dog Day

May 28:  Feast Day of St. Bernard of Montjoux

May 28:  International Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Day

 

 

We are offering  SPA DAY specials.

 

Your pet will be treated to therapeutic shampoos and creme rinses, brushing, combing out, furminator treatment, nail trimming and filing.  We can also do a shave down and express anal glands.  Call for an appointment to pamper your furry friend.  Mention you saw this on our Website and get $5.00 off!

 

 We continually update our webpage, so stop by often to see what's new.