FLEAS are a problem in the South, because it never gets cold enough for them all to die. Bombing your apartment/house before you move in is advised if there were pets there before you. Vacuum with a powerful vacuum cleaner and change the bag frequently. Wash your pet’s bedding (or your bedding if y’all snuggle at night) in HOT water. It may help to put towels where they like to sleep and wash those once a week (in hot water), as it’s hard to do the same with upholstery. For those with outdoor pets, yard spraying is recommended. Talk to your vet about the new flea medications now available. The Metro Health Department offers rabies clinics (shots at less than half normal cost) around Nashville on Saturdays in March.
5121 Harding Rd.
2211 8th Ave. South
Dr. Coulter is highly recommended
5009 Harpeth Drive
3511 Dickerson Pike
2207 Bandywood Dr.
Dr. Graves is recommended
4408 Murphy Rd.
6109 Charlotte Pike
Associated with Murray Pet Clinic – provide first appointment and necessary immunizations
4423 Murphy Road
Must have landlord’s approval before you can adopt. Animals have had one round of shots (excluding rabies) and are exchangeable within 5 days. Take advantage of the online application!
213 Oceola Ave.
2000 12th Ave. South
For after-hours emergencies.
In addition to pet and aquarium supplies, Petsmart offers puppy obedience classes and in-store veterinary care, called “Bansfield”. You can sign up for an annual plan ($40/month) which covers free check-ups, visits, vaccines, boosters, teeth cleaning, neutering, and discounts on flea/tick/worm treatments and other veterinary services.
719 Thompson Lane, in 100 Oaks Mall
Charlotte Pike in Nashville West Plaza