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7 Ways To Help Rescue Dogs

May 15, 2020

May 20th is Rescue Dog Day. This is definitely a cause that we’re happy to support! Here, a Roanoke, VA vet lists some things you can do to help rescue dogs. Adopt If you really want to make a difference, the best thing you can do is give a lucky canine a great home.  Adoption is of course a huge commitment, so don’t proceed unless you are truly committed to caring for Fido for his … Read More »

Adopting a Stray Cat

May 01, 2020

Have you made friends with a stray kitty? Perhaps Fluffy just showed up on your doorstep one day. Or, maybe you’ve spotted her in your yard on occasion. Chances are, it didn’t take long for your new feline friend to melt your heart. Why not give her a forever home? A Roanoke, VA vet offers tips on adopting a stray cat below. Considerations Not all strays will make good pets. Others need a lot of … Read More »

Posted in Adoptions, Cat Care

Tips for Reducing Hairballs

April 15, 2020

April 26th is Hairball Awareness Day! We know, hairballs aren’t exactly something to celebrate. It would be much more fun to talk about Cat World Domination Day or Hug Your Cat Day. While hairballs are more or less ‘purr’ for the course with kitties, they are definitely no fun for either you or Fluffy. However, sometimes they are more than an unsightly nuisance. They can occasionally cause dangerous intestinal blockages. Fortunately, there are some ways … Read More »

How To Brush Fluffy’s Teeth Without Ending Up In The ER

April 01, 2020

Did you know that many cats get dental issues, just like people? Dental problems can be very painful for kitties. One of the best things you can do to keep Fluffy’s teeth healthy is to brush them. We know, that sounds a bit dangerous. However, you can teach a cat to accept the toothbrush without ending up covered in scratches. A Roanoke, VA vet offers some pointers on this below. Start Early If your pet … Read More »

5 Purrfect Reasons to Cuddle Your Cat

March 15, 2020

Did you know that March 23rd is Cuddly Kitten Day? If there is one thing kitties excel at—aside from napping, it may very well be snuggling their humans. As it turns out, cuddling your pet is good for both of you! Read on as a Roanoke, VA vet offers tips on cuddling cats. Make Fluffy Feel Loved Cats have tried very hard to make us think of them as cold, aloof killers, but we aren’t … Read More »

Caring for an Aging Cat

March 01, 2020

Did you know that cats are officially considered seniors by the time they are 11? Our feline friends usually age slowly and gracefully, so you probably won’t’ notice major changes happening very quickly. However, as your furry buddy grows older, you will want to make some changes to her care routine. Read on as a Roanoke, VA vet offers some advice on caring for an aging kitty. Grooming Older kitties sometimes have trouble reaching their … Read More »

Creating a Catio

February 15, 2020

Do you have a screened porch or patio? If so, you’ve got a perfect spot for a catio! Our feline friends are definitely much safer staying indoors, where they are protected from hazards like weather, predators, traffic, and chemicals. However, they do enjoy getting some fresh air and watching butterflies, birds, and squirrels. Why not give Fluffy the best of both worlds? Read on as a Roanoke, VA vet offers some great tips on making … Read More »

4 Things to Teach Your Dog

February 01, 2020

February is Dog Training Education Month! All dogs should know basic obedience commands. This is important for both petiquette and safety reasons. Read on as a local Roanoke, VA vet lists some that things your canine companion should know. Basic Doggy Obedience All of our canine buddies should obey basic commands. The five most important ones are Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay Down. It’s usually best to start with Sit, as it’s the easiest … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

Pet Dental Health Month

January 15, 2020

February is officially Pet Dental Health Month! Of course, your pet’s oral health is important all year long. Dental problems are very painful for pets, and can severely impact their quality of life. Read on as a local Roanoke, VA vet discusses caring for your pet’s teeth. Common Problems Some of the statistics about pet dental issues are quite staggering. For example, as many as 80 percent of adult dogs have periodontal disease. Kitties aren’t … Read More »

Fluffy’s Goals for 2020

January 01, 2020

Happy New Year! Are you making resolutions for 2020? If so, your feline buddy will no doubt monitor you closely as you strive to make your new goals. Kitties certainly do like to keep a close eye on their owners! In fact, if Fluffy could make resolutions of her own, she may very well vow to supervise you more carefully. What else do you think your pet would want to achieve? A Roanoke, VA vet … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

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