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Signs of Pain in Dogs

September 01, 2020

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. This is one area where it can at times be difficult to read our canine friends. After all, Fido can’t tell you if something hurts! That’s why it’s important to know how to recognize signs of pain in your furry best friend. A local Roanoke, VA vet lists a few common ones in this article. Limping When limping is caused by an injury, you may see obvious signs, such … Read More »

Your Pet’s Nutrition

August 01, 2020

Everyone knows that nutrition is essential for a healthy life. That’s as true for your pet as it is for you. As it turns out, the kind of nutrients that your pet needs are largely the same as the ones you do! Below, your Roanoke, VA veterinarian elaborates on the basic elements of your pet’s nutritional needs. Protein Protein is extremely important for your dog or cat because it’s the basic building block for every … Read More »

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Skin Healthy

July 15, 2020

Your skin is your body’s largest organ. The same is true for your dog! So, it makes sense that keeping your canine companion’s skin in good shape is the right thing to do. Read on for five tips from a Roanoke, VA veterinarian on keeping Fido’s skin healthy. Feed the Proper Diet One of the easiest and most effective ways to keep your dog’s skin healthy is to feed them a great diet. What your … Read More »

Taking Your Dog to Work… At Home

June 15, 2020

June 26th  is Take Your Dog To Work Day. Of course, with more people than ever working from home, many of us are finding that every day is Take Your Dog To Work Day … or perhaps, Take Work To Your Dog Day. Fido can be a great coworker! However, you may need to take a few steps to keep things running smoothly. A Roanoke, VA vet discusses working from home with dogs in this … Read More »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

Keep Your Pet Safe from Holiday Hazards

December 15, 2019

The holidays are in full swing! Make sure your pet stays safe this time of year, because there are several holiday hazards to be aware of. Learn more in this article from your Roanoke, VA veterinary professional. Ornaments and Decorations Pets sometimes see those shiny holiday decorations—ornaments, tinsel, candles, etc.—as fun toys. But they can cause harm if a pet were to play with them. Tinsel can actually wrap itself around a pet’s intestines when … Read More »

Why is Spaying and Neutering So Important?

December 01, 2019

Did you know that your pet might be able to spayed or neutered at as young as eight weeks of age? It’s a critical procedure for your pet, but do you know why? Learn more about the many benefits of spaying and neutering as your Roanoke, VA veterinarian elaborates below. It Eliminates Health Risks First of all, spaying and neutering is a great thing for your pet’s health. It virtually eliminates the risk of genital … Read More »

Adopting a Senior Dog

November 01, 2019

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month. Older dogs often have a very hard time finding forever homes, and typically spend a lot more time in shelters than their younger counterparts. This is very sad, because they make absolutely wonderful pets. Here, a local Roanoke, VA vet discusses adopting an older dog. Benefits There are some great reasons to consider adopting an older dog. For one thing, they’re much calmer than younger pups. That means … Read More »

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