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Key Components Of Responsible Pet Ownership – Tips From A Roanoke Veterinarian

February 01, 2024

February is National Responsible Pet Ownership Month, and now is a great time to discuss exactly what this means. There are many aspects of being a responsible pet parent. Owning a pet is about much more than just keeping their food bowl full and giving them chin scratches. In this article, a local Roanoke, VA vet discusses some of the key elements of responsible pet ownership. Responsible Pet Ownership: What Is It? Just as it … Read More »

Posted in General Care

Walking Your Cat

January 15, 2024

January is Walk Your Dog Month. It’s also Train Your Dog Month and Unchain A Dog Month. Why should Fido have all the fun? While many of our feline friends certainly want nothing to do with being walked on a leash, some cats actually quite enjoy it. A local Troutville, VA vet goes over some of the ins and outs of walking Fluffy in this article. Is It A Good Idea To Walk Your Cat? … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care

2024 Resolutions For Cats

January 01, 2024

Happy New Year! As we turn our calendars forward to 2024, many people are thinking about the things they want to accomplish in the coming months. As it turns out, our furry friends have their own checklist for the year. In this article, a local Troutville, VA veterinarian discusses a few things Fluffy may want to accomplish in the next 12 months.   Sleep More   We may never know why cats are so tired. … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care

How To Catproof Your Tree

December 15, 2023

Season’s Greetings! One of the many things we love about this time of year is seeing all of the beautiful decorations around town. We also love getting cards and photos from our clients. We never get tired of seeing adorable pictures of our furry patients! Fido and Fluffy always look super cute in front of the tree. Of course, we also get our fair share of photos of cats looking adorably proud of themselves after … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care

Mutt Day

December 01, 2023

December 2nd is Mutt Day! Is your canine companion a mixed breed? Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and there’s no end to the possible combinations of different breeds. While we certainly love our purebred patients, we’re also happy to put those lovable mutts in the spotlight for this special occasion. A Roanoke, VA vet discusses mutts in this article. Mutts, Mongrels, And Mixes In case you were wondering, there is technically no … Read More »

Posted in General Care

Senior Pet Health Month

November 15, 2023

November is an important month for many of our patients: it’s Senior Pet Health Month! Thanks to advances in veterinary care and better home care, Fluffy and Fido are now living longer than ever. However, they will need a lot of TLC and careful monitoring once they reach their golden years. A Roanoke, VA vet offers some advice on senior pet health in this article. Do Breed Specific Research Some medical conditions are just common … Read More »

Posted in General Care

Playing With Senior Pets

November 01, 2023

Dogs and cats are very playful, which is one reason they’re so much fun. As Fido and Fluffy grow older, they’ll still have those frisky moments, and they’ll enjoy and benefit from unleashing their inner puppy and kitten. However, you’ll need to consider your four-legged pal’s age during playtime. A local Roanoke, VA vet lists some tips for playing with older pets below. Opt For Mental Stimulation Senior pets don’t need as much physical activity … Read More »

Posted in General Care

Halloween With Anxious Pets

October 15, 2023

Halloween is now the second biggest holiday of the year here in America. Candy, costumes, and horror movies are more popular than ever! The autumn holiday can be rough on our furry pals, though. It’s particularly different for pets that are timid or anxious. A local Roanoke, VA vet offers some advice on helping Fido and Fluffy cope in this article. Parties Are you planning on having people over? Pets with anxiety often get very … Read More »

Posted in Behavior

Giving Fido Treats

October 01, 2023

October is National Pet Obesity Awareness Month. Pet obesity rates have skyrocketed in recent years. More than half of our four-legged buddies are overweight. Diet of course plays a large role here. Another factor in Fido’s expanding waistline? His love of snacks. A local Roanoke, VA vet goes over some do’s and don’ts of giving your pup treats below. Store-Bought Treats Store-bought treats are fine … as long as you choose wisely. Pick things that … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care

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 »

Posted in Cat Care

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