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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 »

Posted in General Care

5 Reasons To Adopt A Shelter Dog

April 15, 2023

April 30th is Adopt A Shelter Dog Day! Many of our patients are former shelter pups that are now happy and beloved family pets. If you are ready to bring a new canine companion into your life, going to a shelter is a great way to find your new pup. A Roanoke, VA vet lists some key benefits of adopting Fido from a shelter below.    Find A Forever Friend    Dogs can form very … Read More »

Posted in Adoptions

Hug Your Dog Day

April 01, 2023

Does your canine buddy do a happy dance when you get home, just because he’s so happy to see you? Dogs are super loyal to their humans, and they really just want to hang out with us 24/7. That devotion is behind Hug Your Dog Day, which is a pretty ‘pawesome’ reminder of how wonderful Fido is. A local Roanoke, VA vet offers some info on this below.   Reasons To Hug Fido    You … Read More »

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Spring Allergies In Dogs

March 15, 2023

As you probably know, spring is one of the peak times for allergies. This is an issue for both people and pups! As many as 20 percent of our canine pals develop allergies at some point in their lives. A Roanoke, VA vet offers some insight on doggy allergies below.    Common Allergens  Fido can be allergic to any number of things. However, environmental allergens, such as dust and pollen, are quite widespread … especially … Read More »

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Things We Will Never Understand About Cats

March 01, 2023

Kitties are very curious little furballs. Fluffy has been at our feet – and on our laps – for thousands of years. We’ve gotten to know her pretty well in all that time. However, there are still a few things about our feline pals that we haven’t quite figured out yet … and maybe never well. A Roanoke, VA vet lists some of them in this article. Schedules Fluffy certainly is a creature of habit. … Read More »

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Pet Dental Health Tips

February 15, 2023

February is Pet Dental Health Month! This is a very important topic, and is definitely something we want to shine a light on. Dental problems are much more common in pets than many people realize. Just as with people, these issues are very painful, and can lead to tooth loss, infections, and difficulty chewing and eating. A Roanoke, VA vet lists some tips on caring for your pet’s teeth in this article. Know Warning Signs … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care

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 »

Posted in Cat Care

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 »

Posted in Cat Care

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