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5 Ways To Keep Your Kitten Safe

September 15, 2023

Have you recently adopted a kitten? You’ve just welcomed an adorable, furry, meowing bundle of chaos into your home. Little Fluffy will be a pretty easy keeper once she’s all grown up, but she can be a bit of a handful during that super-cute toddler stage. Read on as a local Roanoke, VA vet lists some things you can do to keep your little buddy safe. Petproofing First things first. You’ll need to do some … Read More »

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Hug Your Hound Day

September 01, 2023

September 10th is Hug Your Hound Day! Hounds have their own AKC group, which includes popular pups like the Beagle and Basset hounds, as well as lesser-known ones such as the Borzoi and Cirneco dell’Etna. We think they all deserve hugs! (And bacon … and belly rubs.) A Roanoke, VA vet offers some insight into hounds below. Hound Dog Characteristics There are over 30 types of hounds. While they vary in size, shape, and color, … Read More »

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Caring For A Blind Dog

August 15, 2023

August 23rd is Blind Dog Day. This is a very important topic. Blindness isn’t the most common medical issue we see in our canine buddies, but it isn’t out of the ordinary, either. Roughly 300,000 American pups have impaired vision, according to data from 2010. Fido can still be as loyal, loving, and adorable as any other pooch, even if he can’t see well, though he will need some extra TLC. A local Roanoke, VA … Read More »

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Skin Problems In Pets

August 01, 2023
dog with brown and white fur

August is Itchy Pet Awareness Month! Feeling itchy is just as miserable for our furry companions as it is for us … perhaps more so, as they have a hard time reaching certain spots, and can’t exactly use a back scratcher. A local Roanoke, VA vet discusses skin problems in this article. Common Issues Skin problems can be particularly challenging because there are so many potential causes. Environmental allergies are one of the most common … Read More »

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Camping With Your Dog

July 15, 2023

Summer is officially upon us! For many people, this time of year means lots of camping trips. Dogs can make great camping buddies. However, they can be prone to mischief. You’ll need to keep a close eye on Fido. A Troutville, VA vet discusses taking your furry pal camping in this article. Check Pet Policies Pet policies can vary wildly from state to state, city to city, and even among different campgrounds. Do your research! … Read More »

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Keeping Kitty Hydrated

July 01, 2023

July is Pet Hydration Awareness Month! Summer can be a dangerous time for our feline pals. Fluffy has a fur coat on, and she really isn’t equipped to deal with heat. Cats can’t cool themselves down by sweating, as we can, and panting isn’t very helpful for them. One of the most important things you can do for your furry little pal is make sure that she is staying properly hydrated. A local Troutville, VA … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care

Beach Safety For Dogs

June 15, 2023

“Summer means happy times and good sunshine.” At least, that’s what Beach Boy Brian Wilson has to say about it. We really can’t argue. The next few months are perfect for enjoying seasonal activities, like grilling, swimming, and going to the beach. Many of our canine pals also love going to the shore. Just put Fido’s safety first. A local Roanoke, VA vet offers some beach safety tips in this article.    Doggy Bag   … Read More »

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Helping Your Shelter Cat Settle In

June 01, 2023

June is a pretty important month for kitties: it’s Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! Getting Fluffy from a shelter isn’t just a purrfect way to adopt your new kitty, it’s also something you can do to promote good animal welfare. Getting adopted is a big deal for our feline pals, though, so you’ll want to make sure to get your new buddy started out on the right paw in her new life. A Troutville, VA … Read More »

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5 Things To Do With Your Dog This Summer

May 15, 2023
two dogs running side by side

Do you have big summer plans? It’s probably safe to say that our canine patients are looking forward to things like barbecues and possibly camping trips. Fido may also have a few things of his own planned for the warmer months. Here, a Roanoke, VA vet lists some things to do with your dog this summer. Visit Somewhere New Many of our canine pals love exploring new places. Take Fido to a new dog park. … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care

Anxiety In Cats

May 01, 2023

As much as we may like to joke about cats being aloof, that isn’t really the case. Fluffy is very emotional! Just like people, our furry friends can also suffer from anxiety. A Roanoke, VA vet offers some information about kitty anxiety below.   Causes  Pets can develop anxiety as a response to many different things. Past trauma is one option: this is common in kitties that were rescued from bad situations, and those who … Read More »

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