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Celebrating The Peruvian Hairless Dog

June 15, 2022
Blackish Peruvian hairless dog sitting on a grayish floor

Our canine pals come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They’re also sporting a variety of hairstyles. Of course, a few pooches have no fur at all. One of the most beloved bald dogs has to be the Peruvian Hairless Dog. Once kept by the Incas, this lovable pooch is now a cherished Peruvian icon. A local Roanoke, VA vet offers some information about this unique pup below. Temperament Dogs without fur tend to give … Read More »

Protecting Your Pet From Ticks

June 01, 2022
Pet tick with red back on a brownish surface

You’ve probably noticed that the tick population has increased dramatically in recent years. As the numbers of ticks have gone up, so have cases of the diseases they can spread. Many of these, such as Lyme, can affect both people and pets. Read on as a local Roanoke, VA vet offers some information on keeping your pet safe from ticks. Parasite Control The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure that your furry … Read More »

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7 Ways To Help Rescue Dogs

May 15, 2022
Black adult dog with pink ribbon on the neck inside a cage

May 20th is a pretty special day for our canine companions: it’s Rescue Dog Day. If you love animals, you probably have a soft spot for rescue dogs, as we do. There are still far too many rescue dogs out there who have been saved, but have not yet found their forever homes. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of pups who still need to be rescued. A Roanoke, VA vet lists some of the things … Read More »

Dogs And Toddlers

May 01, 2022
Brownish German Shepherd with a mommy and a toddle kid in the bed

rmaDo you have a toddler on your hands? They definitely don’t call them the terrible twos for nothing. This can be a very fun age for parents, but it can also be a little overwhelming. If you have a pet, you’ll also need to take some precautions to help ensure that the interactions between Fido and his tiny human go smoothly. A local Roanoke, VA vet offers some advice on this below. Supervise The number … Read More »

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Adopting A Shelter Dog

April 15, 2022
Black adult Doberman giving a high-five to a ladey

April 30th is Adopt A Shelter Pet Day! That’s one cause we are more than happy to support! Every year, as many as 3 million dogs enter American shelters. Sadly, many only have a very short time to find themselves forever homes. If you are considering adopting a shelter dog, you definitely have our support! A Roanoke, VA vet offers some advice on adopting Fido in this article. Choosing Fido It’s easy to fall in … Read More »

Fascinating Facts About Greyhounds

April 01, 2022
Cream-colored greyhound dog getting a back caress

April is Adopt A Greyhound Month! Greyhounds are wonderful dogs! They’re also very unique and interesting. A local Roanoke, VA vet goes over some things you may not have known about Fido in this article. A Pawsitive Verse There are written descriptions of Greyhounds that date all the way back to 1486, where their ideal appearance is described as being “headed like a snake and necked like a drake, backed like a beam, sided like … Read More »

Raising A Cuddly Kitten

March 15, 2022
White small kitten in a human hand with one black patch of hair on one eye

Cuddly Kitten Day is March 23rd! Kittens are ridiculously cute, so it’s almost instinctive to want to cuddle them. If your feline pal is still a baby, then it actually is quite important for you to cuddle her. This will help build and strengthen that special love and friendship between you, and can help her grow up to be polite and friendly. Here, a Roanoke, VA vet offers some advice on raising little Fluffy to … Read More »

Dog Care Mistakes

March 01, 2022
Grayish Husky sitting on a green field

Have you just adopted a puppy? Congratulations! We all know that Fido needs good food, proper veterinary care, and a comfy habitat, as well as lots of love. However, good dog care goes a lot further than that. A Roanoke, VA vet lists some key dog care mistakes below. Improper/Incomplete Training Fido is a very good boy, but he isn’t born with perfect manners. Dogs need training to understand the ins and outs of being … Read More »

Poison Control For Pets

February 15, 2022
Brownish pug staring at a small paper heart

Poisoning is a big concern for our animal companions. Here in the US, there are about 232,000 cases of pet poisoning each year. Don’t let your furry friend join those statistics! Read on as a local Roanoke, VA vet discusses poison. Common Poisons It’s important to know what dangers are lurking in your household. Any kind of chemical is a concern. With lawn/garden products, for instance, your pet could ingest toxins just by walking through … Read More »

Doggy Dental Products

February 01, 2022
Black dog with white neck opens mouth wide

February is Pet Dental Health Month! This is a very important topic for those of you with dogs. Dental problems are quite common in our canine pals. Fido can develop many issues, including gum disease, abscesses, and cracked or broken teeth. These issues can become very painful, and can really impact your pup’s quality of life. Many can also lead to dangerous infections. Keeping your furry buddy’s teeth healthy is very important! Of course, you’ll … Read More »

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