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Pawesome Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy This Year

January 01, 2022
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Happy New Year! The start of a new year is a great time for revisiting personal goals and priorities. It’s also a great chance to take a look at your dog’s veterinary care routine. Keeping that cute tail going is a great resolution! A Roanoke, VA vet lists some ways to keep Fido happy and healthy in 2022 below. Good Food Most dogs aren’t very picky eaters. Fido is known for eating pretty much anything … Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Frozen Doggy Treats

May 15, 2021

Does your dog get excited over the prospect of a yummy treat? If not, you may want to make him an appointment, as that is definitely unusual. Just like people, many pups enjoy cold snacks on sweltering days. Read on as a local Roanoke, VA vet lists a few ‘pawesome’ cold treats for dogs. Cold Food Combine some of Fido’s canned food with water and freeze that. Or, make it a slushie by combining it … Read More »

Spring Grooming for Dogs

April 15, 2021

Spring has officially sprung! As the weather warms up, many of our canine patients are changing out of their winter clothes, and stripping down to a lighter coat of fur. You know what that means: pet fur everywhere! A local Roanoke, VA vet offers some tips on grooming your four-legged friend below. Brushing How often your pooch needs to be brushed will depend on the type of coat he has. However, many pups shed most … Read More »

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Heartworms

April 01, 2021

April is Heartworm Awareness Month. Heartworms, as you may know, are very dangerous parasites that take up residence in dogs’ hearts, lungs, and arteries. Heartworm infestations can cause some very dangerous medical issues in dogs. They can even be fatal. A local Roanoke, VA vet goes over the basics of heartworm infestations below. Life Cycle Dogs don’t transmit heartworms directly to one another. Instead, heartworms are actually transmitted by everyone’s favorite insect: the mosquito. Mosquitos … Read More »

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