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Everything You Need to Know About Pet Microchips

August 15, 2019

Is your pet properly identified? For many years, ID tags on the collar worked well—and they still do. Now, though, another type of pet identification is extremely helpful for your pet: the microchip. Learn more about microchips in this article from a Roanoke, VA veterinarian. What is a Microchip, and How Does it Work? A microchip is a tiny computer chip. A unique identification number is implanted electronically on this chip, and that number corresponds … Read More »

Hot Weather Care Tips for Your Dog

August 01, 2019

The dog days of summer are upon us! Remember: your dog is wearing a fur coat that he can’t take off, so it’s up to you to make sure Fido stays safe and cool as summer rolls on. Here are a few tips for doing just that from a Roanoke, VA veterinarian: Keep Fido Indoors The first rule of thumb to follow is a simple one: don’t leave your dog outdoors for long periods of … Read More »

7 Ways To Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy

July 15, 2019

Cats are very cute and lovable pets, and they have many charming qualities that have helped them earn places in our homes and hearts, as well as on our laps. One great thing about these cuddly little furballs is the fact that they are quite easy to care for. However, they aren’t completely independent. Fluffy needs good TLC in order to thrive. Here, a Roanoke, VA vet discusses keeping kitties happy, healthy, and purring. Good … Read More »

Pool Safety For Dogs

July 01, 2019

Do you enjoy swimming? Many of our canine patients love going for a dip on hot days. Pools can be dangerous for Man’s Best Friend, though, so you’ll want to take some precautions to keep Fido safe. A Roanoke, VA vet discusses pool safety for dogs in this article. Swim Lessons If your dog can’t swim, take some time to teach him. Gently support your four-legged pal as he is learning, and encourage him with … Read More »

Adorable But Sneaky Ways Your Cat Manipulates You

June 15, 2019

Did you know that June 24th is Cat World Domination Day? Of course, if you were to ask Fluffy, she may very well insist that every day should be Cat World Domination Day. Actually, many of our feline patients already have their humans wrapped around their paws! Read on as a Roanoke, VA vet lists some ninja-level kitty manipulation tactics. The Meow One of the most adorable things about cats is the way they vocalize. … Read More »

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Barbeque Hazards for Dogs

June 01, 2019

With summer here, we’re quickly moving into prime grilling season. Barbeques are one of our favorite summer activities, and we suspect that many of our canine patients share our opinions. However, Fido can get into quite a bit of mischief at barbeques, so you’ll want to take some steps to keep him safe. A Roanoke, VA vet discusses barbeque safety for dogs in this article. Food Many of our favorite foods are toxic to our … Read More »

Signs of Dental Issues In Dogs

May 15, 2019

Did you know that dental problems are one of the most common health issues we see in our canine patients? These issues can be very painful, and, if left unchecked, can become quite dangerous. Just like people, Fido needs good oral care. It’s also important to keep an eye out for warning signs. Here, a Roanoke, VA vet discusses signs of doggy dental issues. Bad Breath Fido has many charms, but minty-fresh breath is not … Read More »

Grooming a Longhaired Cat

May 01, 2019

Do you have a super fluffy feline? Kitties are all cute, but longhaired ones can be extra adorable. They also require a bit of extra work. That’s a lot of fur for a kitty to care for! Read on as a Roanoke, VA vet discusses grooming longhaired cats. Supplies You may need a few different supplies for your pet. Wire slicker brushes remove dead fur and prevent tangles, while undercoat rakes are good for kitties … Read More »

Springtime Hazards for Cats and Dogs

April 15, 2019

Your pet is probably looking forward to the warmer weather of spring just as much as you are. Now that it’s officially here, it’s important to keep in mind some seasonal pet hazards! Below, your Roanoke, VA vet tells you about common springtime dangers for cats and dogs and how to keep your companion safe. Parasites Spring is prime-time for outdoor pests like fleas, ticks, and parasitic worms to start wreaking havoc on our pets’ … Read More »

Getting Your Pet Back to a Healthy Weight

April 01, 2019

Take a glance at your pet—are they looking a bit pudgy? Nearly half of all domesticated cats and dogs are overweight! If your pet could stand to shed a few pounds, use these tips from a Roanoke, VA veterinarian to return them to a healthy weight: See the Vet First, set up an appointment to have your pet examined at the vet’s office. You don’t want to start adjusting your pet’s portion size or changing … Read More »

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