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Things Dogs Are Grateful For

November 15, 2022
Two husky dogs with party hats and a dog cake

Thanksgiving is almost here! While it’s great to enjoy some delicious holiday food with our loved ones, it’s also important to think about the things we’re grateful for. Dogs definitely make that list! But what about Fido? What do you think your canine buddy is most appreciative of? A Roanoke, VA makes a few ‘petucated’ guesses below. Treats No surprises here. Fido is super cute when he’s angling for a yummy snack! Treats are a … Read More »

Doggy Playdates

November 01, 2022
Terrier inside a brown woven basket in the garden with small flowers

Is your canine buddy an only pet? While many of our clients have two or more pooches, it’s also quite common for people to have just one. Fido can do just fine being an only pup, but he will enjoy and benefit from being able to spend time and interact with other dogs. A Roanoke, VA vet offers some advice on setting up doggy playdates below. Introductions You’ll want to set Fido’s first playdate for … Read More »

Caring For A Grouchy Cat

October 15, 2022
Brown tabby cat looking grouchy

It’s Grouch Day! This occasion was made to honor the iconic Oscar the Grouch, but it turns out that many kitties also fit the bill. We certainly have had our fair share of grumpy cats! A Roanoke, VA vet discusses caring for a cranky furball below. Get Fluffy Checked If you aren’t sure why your kitty is a little ball of rage, take her to the vet for an exam. You want to rule out … Read More »

Fun Ways To Celebrate Poodle Day

October 01, 2022
Spoodle running with tongue sticking out

Today, October 1st, is Poodle Day! Is your canine companion a Poodle, or perhaps one of the many different Poodle mixes, also called Doodle Dogs? A Dawsonville, GA vet lists some cute ways to celebrate with your four-legged friend in this article. Poodle Books Every breed has their own unique history, traits, appearance, and personalities. It’s always a good idea to do some breed research. There are plenty of great non-fiction books about Poodles out … Read More »

Kitty DNA

September 15, 2022
Gray cat licking on a bowl food bowl

There’s a new kitty holiday! Cat DNA day is September 19th. In the last few decades, scientists have made remarkable progress in cracking the mysteries of genetics and DNA, in both human beings and animals. That of course includes our feline overlords! A Roanoke, VA vet discusses Fluffy’s DNA below. Fluffy’s Family Tree One of the most extensive studies done on kitty DNA was a 2007 project headed by a zoologist from the National museums … Read More »

Fall With Senior Cats

September 01, 2022
White cat gets a hair combed

Is your feline friend a senior? If Fluffy is over the age of nine, then technically, the answer to that question is yes … even if she still acts like a kitten. Cats are generally pretty easy keepers, so you won’t need to make drastic changes to your kitty’s care regimen as she ages. However, she will become more vulnerable to certain dangers … including several seasonal hazards. A Roanoke, VA vet lists some autumn … Read More »

Causes Of Hot Spots In Dogs

August 15, 2022
Gray and brown dog laying on a white bed

Have you ever discovered how frustrating it is to not be able to properly scratch an itch? This is an ongoing problem for dogs. One issue that can make Fido quite itchy is hot spots. These are basically itchy, inflamed sores. While they can happen any time, they are particularly common at this time of year. Hot spots are treatable, though the treatment course needed will depend on the underlying cause. Hot spots can be … Read More »

Fluffy’s Plans For International Cat Day

August 01, 2022
Dark gray cat laying on its back

Did you know that there’s a special day coming up for Fluffy? The 8th is International Cat Day! Of course, if you tell your cat about this, she’ll probably just yawn and blink at you, then go back to her regularly scheduled naps. Then again, your furry friend may actually make an effort to celebrate her special day. A local San Antonio, TX vet lists a few of the things on your kitty’s agenda in … Read More »

Signs That Your Pet Is Overheating

July 15, 2022
Hairy gray dog nipping on grass

Summer is here! At this time of year, overheating is a big concern for those of us in the animal care industries. Fluffy and Fido are already wearing fur coats, and they can’t cool down by sweating. Pets can become dangerously hot in just a few minutes in scorching weather, so you’ll need to pay close attention to the potential warning signs. A local Roanoke, VA vet lists some of them below. Panting This is … Read More »

Kitten Care Mistakes

July 01, 2022
Pale-gray colored cat laying down on sand with woven brown hat

July 10th is Kitten Day! There are few things that bring as many smiles and joy into our lives as kittens. Fluffy is absolutely adorable as a baby. She’s also fragile, curious, and playful. That can be a dangerous mix! A Roanoke, VA vet lists some common kitten care mistakes below. Not Petproofing Little Fluffy didn’t get her reputation for mischief out of nowhere. As a rule of thumb, cats often beeline for things that … Read More »

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