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Shopping For A Senior Dog

November 15, 2021

November is Adopt A Senior Dog Month! If you are considering giving an older dog a wonderful forever home, you definitely have our support! Of course, you’ll need to make a trip to the pet store before bringing Fido home. Keep your canine pal’s age in mind as you go shopping. Pups in their golden years have different needs than puppies do. A Roanoke, VA vet offers some tips on this below. Beds One of … Read More »

7 Ways To Pamper A Pug

October 15, 2021

Today is National Pug Day? These adorable little dogs are truly great pets. Pugs are super cute, and they also tend to be very affectionate and obedient. Fido definitely deserves some extra TLC on his special day! A Roanoke, VA vet lists some ways to pamper your pug in this article. Proper Activity Pugs need exercise to stay healthy, just like any other pup. Take care not to overexert your pooch, though. Pugs are brachycephalic, … Read More »

Black Dog Day

October 01, 2021

Today, October 1st, is Black Dog Day! Did you know that black dogs have a harder time getting adopted than other pups? Just like black cats, they often suffer from bad PR. This is due to old misconceptions and superstitions associating them with witches and witchcraft. However, they are just as sweet and lovable as any other pooch! If you’re ready to get a new dog, please consider a black one. A Roanoke, VA vet … Read More »

World Rabies Day

September 15, 2021
World Rabies Day

September 28th is World Rabies Day. Rabies is fairly rare now, but it hasn’t gone away. In fact, it may be more dangerous than ever, as many people do not realize how deadly it is. A local Roanoke, VA vet goes over some key information about rabies in this article. Basics This deadly disease’s name comes from the Latin word rabies, which means madness. Rabies is a zoonotic disease, which means that it can affect … Read More »

Pampering A Senior Cat

September 01, 2021
Pampering A Senior Cat

It’s Happy, Healthy Cat Month! Kitties are very adorable pets, who somehow manage to become even cuter and more lovable as they age. And, just like people, they benefit from some extra TLC as they grow older. Proper veterinary care is of course a must, but there are also some things you can do at home. Here, a Roanoke, VA vet discusses keeping Fluffy happy, healthy, and safe in her golden years. Proper Nutrition Good … Read More »

Check The Chip Day

August 15, 2021

Today, August 15th, is Check The Chip Day! This is a pretty important topic. If your pet hasn’t been microchipped yet, we strongly urge that you get this done ASAP. A Roanoke, VA vet discusses microchips—and how to check them—below. Basics Microchips are very tiny devices that use radio waves to transmit information. Chips do not contain your contact information: instead, each chip has a unique ID number, which can be read with special scanners. … Read More »

International Cat Day

August 01, 2021

International Cat Day is coming up August 8th. Kitties around the world will be more than happy to get some extra attention, and perhaps a special gift or two. If you have kids, you may want to take full advantage of this cute holiday. International Cat Day can be both fun and educational! A Roanoke, VA vet lists a few things you can do to celebrate below. Treats No animal holiday is complete without some … Read More »

No Pet Store Puppies Day

July 15, 2021

No Pet Store Puppies Day is July 21st. People are becoming more aware of and opposed to the practice of selling animals that have been bred and kept in poor conditions. One issue that has come to light lately is the puppy mill. These are essentially breeding facilities for dogs, many of which are kept in cruel and inhumane conditions. It’s not uncommon for pet stores to buy puppies from puppy mills. This, sadly, puts … Read More »

Doghouse Repair Tips

July 01, 2021

July is Doghouse Repair Month. If your pooch has a home of his own to hang out in, this is a great time to give it a good going-over. No doubt, Fido will be happy to ‘help’ with this task! A local Roanoke, VA vet offers some helpful ‘pointers’ on this below. Safety Inspection Take a good look at Fido’s house. Make sure there is nothing sharp sticking out that could hurt your pet, such … Read More »

7 Signs That Your Cat is Plotting World Domination

June 15, 2021

There’s a pretty auspicious pet holiday coming up. June is Cat World Domination Day. Of course, if you have a feline overlord, it probably won’t be much of a shock to find that there’s a whole day dedicated to Fluffy’s dreams of becoming Supreme Leader. But is your cute pet planning something sinister? A local Roanoke, VA vet lists a few things to beware of below. Laptop Lounging Do you sometimes find your kitty snoozing … Read More »

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