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Fun Facts About Tuxies

February 01, 2023

Is your feline buddy sporting formal wear? We love tuxies! These elegant, fashion-forward kitties are super cute and lovable. A Roanoke, VA vet lists some fun facts about Fluffy below. A Kitty By Any Other Name …  Only America’s black-and-white kitties are known as tuxies. The rest of the world calls them bi-color cats or magpie cats. Fluffy was also referred to as a Jellicle in T.S. Elliot’s Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats, a … Read More »

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Common Causes Of Skin Problems In Dogs

January 15, 2023

Has your dog seemed particularly itchy lately? Does Fido’s fur look a bit thin? If so, your pooch may have a skin issue. Our canine pals are susceptible to a variety of problems that can affect their skin and coats! A Roanoke, VA vet lists some common ones below. Parasites Fleas and ticks are the most common culprit, though they aren’t the only ones. Flea bites can make any pup itchy! However, sometimes dogs  become … Read More »

Fluffy’s Goals For 2023

January 01, 2023
Cat looking up and to the left

Happy New Year, Everyone! 2023 is officially in the rearview, and we’re forging ahead into 2023. The start of a new year is a traditional time for people to pause, take stock of things, and set some goals for themselves.  Of course, your feline pal will be supervising you throughout the year, and perhaps even helping a bit. As it turns out, Fluffy even has a few things on her own kitty agenda for the … Read More »

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Protecting Your Pet From Holiday Stress

December 15, 2022

Did you know that pets can suffer from stress and anxiety, just as we can? That’s definitely something to keep in mind at this time of year. The holidays can be pretty hard on our four-legged friends! A local Roanoke, VA vet offers some advice on this below. Guests Many of our furry friends get very uneasy when strangers appear in their domains. Young children can be particularly upsetting to them. Some dogs and cats … Read More »

Posted in General Care

Fluffy’s Sleep Habits

December 01, 2022
Ginger cat sleeping comfortably

Did you know that cats sleep, on average, between 12 and 16 hours a day? Why is Fluffy so exhausted? Is being cute and silently judging you really that taxing? A local Roanoke, VA vet offers some information on kitty sleep schedules below. Stages Fluffy’s age will definitely affect her sleeping patterns. Kittens and senior cats are the drowsiest of our feline friends, and can sleep as much as 20 hours a day. With kittens, … Read More »

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 »

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