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Things Cats Haven’t Figured Out Yet

January 15, 2022
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January 22nd is Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day! Our feline pals are known for being very curious. Fluffy does tend to stick her nose into, well, everything. That inquisitive nature sometimes pays off, but it also can cause kitties some confusion. Here, a Roanoke, VA vet lists some things cats haven’t quite sorted out yet. Manners Fluffy isn’t very big on petiquette. She’s not shy about walking on tables and counters—even when she knows she … Read More »

Pawesome Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy This Year

January 01, 2022
Grayish Husky sitting on a lawn

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 »

Reasons To Love Cats

December 01, 2021

Did you know that December is National Cat Lover’s Month? We’re definitely on board with that! Our feline friends really are precious gifts. They provide us with love, comfort, and cuddles, and they provide live support and entertainment. Here, a Roanoke, VA vet lists some great reasons to celebrate Fluffy. Meows Kitties may be small, but they can also be extremely charismatic. One area where your feline pal’s purrsonality will always shine through is the … 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 »

Things Your Cat Thinks You Should Be More Grateful For

November 01, 2021

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Food is of course a huge part of many celebrations, but it’s important to remember that the real meaning behind the holiday … gratitude. We’re definitely grateful for our feline friends, and the love and companionship they offer. We’re also pretty sure that kitties are also thankful for us. However, there are a few things our furry pals may think we don’t appreciate as much as we should. A … 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 »

World Rabies Day

September 15, 2021
World Rabies Day

September 28th is World Rabies Day. Rabies is fairly rare now, but it hasn’t gone away. In fact, it may be more dangerous than ever, as many people do not realize how deadly it is. A local Roanoke, VA vet goes over some key information about rabies in this article. Basics This deadly disease’s name comes from the Latin word rabies, which means madness. Rabies is a zoonotic disease, which means that it can affect … 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 »

Things That Are Toxic to Cats

March 01, 2021

March is Poison Prevention Month! Cats have a very inquisitive nature. Fluffy often investigates anything new she spots in her domain, and has been known to try and sample things by eating them. This can be very dangerous! A local Roanoke, VA veterinarian lists some things that are poisonous to kitties below. Essential Oils While some essential oils are more dangerous than others, it’s generally never a good idea to use these on or near … Read More »

Cat Health Month

February 01, 2021

February is a pretty important month for our feline friends: it’s Cat Health Month! Kitties are easy keepers, but they are still susceptible to illness and injury. And, contrary to that old wives’ tale, they don’t actually have nine lives! Read on as a Roanoke, VA vet lists some things you can do to keep Fluffy happy and healthy. Petproofing This one is particularly a concern with kittens, as they are basically tiny, adorable balls … Read More »

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